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Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety

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OSHA Standards

Visit the Cranes and Derricks Safety - Final Rule Page for information on the final rule.

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to crane, derrick, and hoist safety.

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)

Longshoring (29 CFR 1918)

Gear Certification (29 CFR 1919)

  • 1919.2, Definition of terms
  • 1919.12, Recordkeeping and related procedures concerning records in custody of the vessel
  • 1919.15, Periodic tests, examinations andinspections
  • 1919.16, Heat treatment
  • 1919.21, Marking and posting of safe working loads
  • 1919.24, Limitations on use of wire rope
  • 1919.28, Unit proof tests-cranes and gear accessory thereto
  • 1919.73, Unit proof test and examination of derricks
  • 1919.75, Determination of crane or derrick safe working loads and limitations in absence of manufacturer's data

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

Federal Register Notices
Directives
Letters of Interpretation

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

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