Guide assists small operators with crane and derricks rule

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction aims to help businesses comply with an August 2010 rule addressing the number of worker injuries and deaths linked to crane and derrick use in construction.

“Over the past four decades, we’ve continued to see a significant number of worker injuries and deaths from electrocution, crushed-by and struck-by hazards while performing cranes and derricks operations,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “This guide will help employers understand what they must do to protect workers from dangerous, sometimes fatal incidents.”

Guide chapters correspond to sections of the standard. The document accompanies other OSHA compliance materials on crane-related topics posted on the agency’s Web site, including a PowerPoint overview, Web chat transcript, on-demand webinar, frequently asked questions, and fact sheets.  —