Top 5 Things People Want to Know about the OSHA Crane Regs

It’s been more than two years since the OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC was issued, yet many in the industry still have questions about the interpretation of the rule and the practicality of compliance with it.

Maximum Capacity Media surveyed the industry in early 2013, asking stakeholders to rank their most burning questions. Survey respondents said their top concerns were:

  1. What are the responsibilities of the controlling entity? How do you define controlling entity?
  2. What steps must be taken to make sure a rigger is qualified? What documentation is required?
  3. Is “certified” synonymous with “qualified?” What implications does this interpretation have for employers?
  4. What’s the difference between “qualified” and “competent?”
  5. What steps must be taken to make sure a signalperson is qualified? What documentation is required?

At the Crane & Rigging Conference, which will take place May 29-30 at the Indianapolis Marriott North in Indianapolis, Ind., Mark Steinhofer, Account Manager of Site Operations, Safety Management Group, will address the Top 5 List of things people most want to know about the OSHA Crane Regs during the session, “Practical Applications of the OSHA Crane Regulations for Safety and Risk Managers.”

Throughout the conference, industry professionals will also learn about OSHA’s new designations for personnel, such as lift directors, site supervisors, riggers, and signalpersons; hazards related to crane operation and how to assess them; and the crane technology and design advancements to meet current crane standards. Additionally, vendors from a variety of professional organizations, including Event Partner North American Crane Bureau, will be available to answer questions about complying with the upcoming OSHA crane regulation and overall crane safety.

Multiple facets of the Crane & Rigging Conference has been developed to help crane owners and users understand the OSHA crane regulation before the November 2014 compliance deadline.

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