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Friday, October 01, 2010

New OSHA fact sheets for cranes and derricks in construction

OSHA yesterday began to make available a series of informational fact sheets highlighting OSHA's programs, policies or standards. So far, two fact sheets for cranes and derricks in construction are now available to expound on new OSHA rules:

Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification
The first fact sheet explains the operator qualification and certification requirements of subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction, as specified in 29 CFR 1926.1427. State or local government licensing is effective November 8, 2010. Other certification and qualification is effective November 10, 2014.

This fact sheet explains who needs to be certified, what is required in the testing for certification, whether more than one certification is required for operators, the certification process, and the different organizations and entities that provide testing programs.

Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Assembly/Disassembly
The second fact sheet explains the assembly and disassembly requirements of subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction, as specified in 29 CFR 1926.1403-1926.1406 and 192.1412. These provisions are effective November 8, 2010.

Under this standard, employers must comply with all manufacturer prohibitions regarding assembly and disassembly. However, the standard generally allows employers to choose between the manufacturer’s procedures or their own (with an exception for synthetic slings procedures, explained in the fact sheet). Employer procedures must be developed by a “qualified person” and must satisfy a number of specified requirements, such as providing adequate support and stability for all parts of the equipment, and positioning employees involved to minimize exposure.

Regarding assembly and disassembly of cranes and derricks, specific responsibilities, inspections, general requirements, synthetic slings, outriggers and stabilizers, and tower cranes are also discussed in more detail within the fact sheet.

If you are work with and around cranes and derricks in construction, be sure you check out these OSHA fact sheets by following the links provided above.

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