Cranes & Derricks in 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 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.
Provides fact sheets and directives for cranes and derricks in construction.