New Cranes and Derricks Rule Replacing a Decades Old Standard

[tweetmeme]The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a historic new standard, addressing the use of cranes and derricks in construction and replacing a decades old standard.  

The significant number of fatalities associated with the use of cranes and derricks in construction and the considerable technological advances in equipment since the publication of the old rule, issued in 1971, led the Labor Department to undertake this rulemaking.

A copy of the regulatory text is available at: http://www.osha.gov/doc/cranesreg.pdf

OSHA will have additional compliance assistance material available within the next month.

Click to see the complete release from DOL/OSHA

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