Crane Ownership: A Morality Play

Small employers and owner/operators of cranes are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to complying with OSHA’s new Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule. To a degree, it’s simply a manpower issue—these individuals have to wear many hats besides crane owner and operator, including salesperson, accountant, and safety director. They may lack the time and resources to quickly understand the complexities of the regulation.

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Tracy Bennett

Tracy Bennett has been writing about lifting equipment and its applications since 1992. She has served as editor of Crane & Rigging Hot Line and editorial director for Maximum Capacity Media from 2003 to 2012. During the 1990s, she was editor of CraneWorks and Lift Equipment magazines. She is currently manager of Mighty Mo Media and can be reached at tbennett@mightymomedia.com.