- Part Number:1910
- Part Number Title:Occupational Safety and Health Standards
- Subpart:1910 Subpart N
- Subpart Title:Materials Handling and Storage
- Standard Number:
- Title:Overhead and gantry cranes.
- GPO Source:
The control braking means is a method of controlling crane motor speed when in an overhauling condition.
Hoist chain means the load bearing chain in a hoist.
Note: Chain properties do not conform to those shown in ANSI B30.9-1971, Safety Code for Slings.
General requirements -
New and existing equipment. All new overhead and gantry cranes constructed and installed on or after August 31, 1971, shall meet the design specifications of the American National Standard Safety Code for Overhead and Gantry Cranes, ANSI B30.2.0-1967, which is incorporated by reference as specified in § 1910.6.
Designated personnel - Only designated personnel shall be permitted to operate a crane covered by this section.
Footwalks and ladders -
Footwalks shall have a walking surface of antislip type.
Note: Wood will meet this requirement.
Stops, bumpers, rail sweeps, and guards -
Electric equipment -
For floor-operated cranes, the controller or controllers if rope operated, shall automatically return to the "off" position when released by the operator.
Pushbuttons in pendant stations shall return to the "off" position when pressure is released by the crane operator.
Hoisting equipment -
Inspection procedure for cranes in regular service is divided into two general classifications based upon the intervals at which inspection should be performed. The intervals in turn are dependent upon the nature of the critical components of the crane and the degree of their exposure to wear, deterioration, or malfunction. The two general classifications are herein designated as "frequent" and "periodic" with respective intervals between inspections as defined below:
Frequent inspection - Daily to monthly intervals.
Periodic inspection - 1 to 12-month intervals.
Rope inspection -
Handling the load -
At the beginning of each operator's shift, the upper limit switch of each hoist shall be tried out under no load. Extreme care shall be exercised; the block shall be "inched" into the limit or run in at slow speed. If the switch does not operate properly, the appointed person shall be immediately notified.
Other requirements, general -
[39 FR 23502, June 27, 1974, as amended at 40 FR 27400, June 27, 1975; 49 FR 5322, Feb. 10, 1984; 51 FR 34560, Sept. 29, 1986; 55 FR 32015, Aug. 6, 1990; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 81 83005, Nov. 18, 2016]