Cranes and Derricks for Construction

Overview: Moving large, heavy loads is crucial to today's manufacturing and construction industries. Much technology has been developed for these operations, including careful training and extensive workplace precautions.

There are significant safety issues to be considered, both for the operators of the diverse "lifting" devices, and for workers in proximity to them.

This page is a starting point for finding information about these devices and their operation.

This course is designed to familiarize you with the types of equipment that fall under the standard and the necessary practices to work safely on and around cranes and derricks.

Standard(s) covered: 1926.1400 Subpart CC

Attendees will be able to:
• Define the purpose of OSHA's Subpart CC
• Identify potential crane and derrick hazards on a construction jobsite
• Explain ways to protect yourself when working on or near cranes and derricks.