Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety


Visit the Cranes & Derricks in Construction Page for information specific to construction.


Moving large, heavy loads is crucial to today's manufacturing and construction industries. Much technology has been developed for these operations, including careful training and extensive workplace precautions. There are significant safety issues to be considered, both for the operators of the diverse "lifting" devices, and for workers in proximity to them. This page is a starting point for finding information about these devices, including elevators and conveyors, and their operation.


Crane, derrick, and hoist safety hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime, gear certification, and construction.

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Provides references to information related to crane and derricks in construction.

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Hazards and Solutions

Provides references that may aid in recognizing and evaluating hazards in the workplace.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to crane, derrick and hoist safety.

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