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Cranes, Derricks and Hoists

Standards
All standards are on the OSHA website unless otherwise noted.
General Industry

Overhead and Gantry Cranes, 29 CFR 1910.179

Crawler Locomotive and Truck Cranes, 29 CFR 1910.180

Derricks, 29 CFR 1910.181

Construction Industry

Cranes and Derricks, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC

Maritime Industry

Hoisting and Hauling Equipment, 29 CFR 1915.115

Cranes and Derricks, 29 CFR 1917.45

Load Indicating Devices, 29 CFR 1917.46

Certification of Marine Terminal Load Handling Devices, 29 CFR 1917.50

Operating Documents
29 CFR 1910 Crane Interpretations, main page for general industry interpretations - OSHA website
29 CFR 1915 Crane Interpretations, main page for shipyard interpretations - OSHA website
29 CFR 1917 Crane Interpretations,main page for marine terminal interpretations - OSHA website

Publications
A Guide to Crane Safety, NCDOL
Crane Accident Fatality Investigation, NCDOL
Crane Fact Sheet, NCDOL
Crane Safety Quick Card, NCDOL
Qualified Signal Person Fact Sheet, NCDOL
Qualified Rigger Fact Sheet, NCDOL
Tower and Mobile Crane Hazard Alert, NCDOL
Various Crane Inspection Checklists, NCDOL
Crane Publications, OSHA website
NIOSH Alert - Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontrolled Hoisted Loads, U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website
Training Resources

Crane Videos, NCDOL Library (see “Construction Safety” heading under video and DVD database.)

Training and Outreach Services, NCDOL
Other Agency Resources
Crane, Derrick, and Hoist Safety Subject Index, OSHA website
Steel Erection eTool on Cranes, OSHA website

Ask a Question
If you would like to receive interpretive guidance on this or any other OSH standard/subject, please e-mail: ask.osh@labor.nc.gov or call 1-800-NCLABOR.
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