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Cranes and derricks

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Current rule activity

* Adopted Administrative Rule changes to Cranes and derricks in Construction to extend deadline for operator certification 11/7/14


Div 2, General Industry, Sub N

Material Handling & Storage

Div 2, General Industry, Sub R

Special Industries (includes Electrical Power, Grain Handling Facilities, Ornamental Tree & Shrub Services, Pulp--Paper & Paperboard Mills, Sawmills, Telecommunications)

Div 3, Construction, Sub CC

Cranes and Derricks in Construction or jump to: 437-003-0081 Crane Operator Safety Training Requirements

Div 4, Agriculture, Sub N

Material Handling

Div 7, Forest Activities, Sub M

Aircraft used in Forest Activities

Interpretations | Program Directives | Alerts


Crane Operator Certification 12/2/14

Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Frequently Asked Questions 8/29/12

Power line Safety 8/29/12

Steel Erection, protection for workers working in locations covered by one or more floors exposed to overhead lifting operations 5/10/11

Required inspections for gantry cranes 4/25/11

Anti-two Blocking Systems 4/19/11

Construction crane operator requirements until November, 2014 11/10/10

Operations of Cranes 12/16/94

Program Directives

Cranes and Derricks: Normal Operating Conditions 8/25/05

Inspection Guidance for Cranes and Derricks in Construction 3/24/16

Steel Erection Standards for Construction 1/30/15

Fact Sheets/Hazard Alerts/Technical Notes

Fact Sheet: Power line safety - evaluating the work zone 2/29/12

Fact Sheet: Crane timeline 8/18/15

Fact Sheet: Crane standard 10/5/10

Checklists and Fill-in Forms

Cranes and hoists checklist


Publications | Education | Related | Video


Cranes and derricks in construction 11/9/11

Education and training

Online Courses / Current Workshops

All Class Materials

PESO: Bilingual training for employers with Hispanic workers

Tools and resources

Summary of Comments and Agency Decisions to Cranes and Derricks in Construction (Final rule adopted 02/09/11, AO 1-2011)

Technical Manual, Sec. 4, Ch. 1: Oil Well Derrick Stability: Guywire Anchor System

Technical Manual, Sec. 4, Ch. 1: Oil Well Derrick Stability: Guywire Anchor System

Video/DVD Library

Look for Cranes and derricks videos on our Resource Center Website

Related information

Crane Construction Advisory Committee

Temporary Enforcement Policy for Proximity Alarm and Insulating Link Use with Cranes and Derricks in Construction Federal OSHA

USDOL Struck-by Accidents in Construction/Swinging Cranes