Crane, Derrick and Hoist Safety

Overview

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

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.

Standards

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

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Construction

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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