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OSHA publishes final rule on construction cranes

Posted By Amy Materson On July 29, 2010 @ 1:41 pm In Construction News | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration  [1]on Wednesday issued a new rule on the use of cranes and derricks in construction [2]. The rule replaces a previous version which had been in effect since 1971, and updates safety, methods and practices, and incorporates technological advances to improve protection for operators. The rule also addresses crane operator certification, as well as crane inspection, set-up and assembly.

The entire regulatory text is available in a pdf file [3], and an archived web chat [4]with stakeholders is also available for review.


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[1] Occupational Safety and Health Administration : http://www.osha.gov/index.html

[2] new rule on the use of cranes and derricks in construction: http://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/index.html

[3] pdf file: http://www.osha.gov/doc/cranesreg.pdf

[4] web chat : http://www.dol.gov/dol/chat/chat-osha-20100728.htm

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