Cranes & Derricks in Construction

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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 and their operation.

Note: Crane and derrick safety hazards are addressed in specific standards for the general, maritime, and construction industries.

Federal Register Notices

Provides ferderal register notices for cranes and derricks in construction.

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Standard Interpretations

Provides standard interpretations regarding cranes and derricks.

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Compliance Assistance

Provides fact sheets and directives for cranes and derricks in construction.

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Presentations

Provides presentations for cranes and derricks in construction.

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Additional Resources

Provides fact sheets and directives for cranes and derricks in construction.

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