Qualifying Crane Riggers and Signalpersons

Of the questions my clients and others in the crane industry have asked regarding OSHA's new crane regulation, the majority have been about the basic requirements for riggers and signalpersons. The best way to answer those questions is to review the applicable portion of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction regulation and the preamble carefully. That being said, government regulations are not the easiest reading. This overview of requirements for riggers and signalpersons is intended to help you determine if you comply with the new regulations.

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About the Author: 

Ryan Warren

Ryan Warren, a Denver, Colo.-based attorney working for Hensley Kim & Holzer, specializes in the defense of crane accidents nationwide and is a certified crane operator. He can be reached at rwarren@hkh-law.com.