For general slinging and hoisting, there's not a more popular style of hook than the sling hook. The A-1339 from Crosby has a reasonably large throat opening which makes it universally adaptable with many slings, shackles, eye bolts and d-rings. Available with a safety latch that integrates into the tip of the hook (may be used for lifting personnel when properly installed) as model number L-1339
. Deformation and angle indicators help make the hook easy to use and easy to inspect. Fatigue-rated, proof-tested and backed with a safety factor of 4:1.