Oregon OSHA’s Subdivision CC crane standard for the construction industry has been in effect for almost one year now. It took effect Feb. 9, 2011 when Oregon OSHA adopted most of federal OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. If you use a crane or derrick for construction work, Subdivision CC’s rules probably apply to you. But understanding how to comply with those rules can be challenging, particularly if you don’t have a safety manager to help you understand them.
Now, Oregon OSHA has a new guide – aptly titled Cranes and derricks in construction – that covers important rules in Subdivision CC that are especially relevant for small business contractors such as ground conditions, powerline safety, certification requirements for operators, and qualifications for riggers and signal persons. The guide also highlights eight common crane accidents. It describes why they happen and includes the requirements in Subdivision CC that can prevent them from happening.
You’ll find the new guide at http://www.orosha.org/pdf/pubs/4927.pdfPrinted copies are also available from the Oregon OSHA Resource Center.