OSHA 1926.550 Cranes

24 April 2008

Top citations were failure to:• Furnish a crane operator's manual at the work site

•prior to operating the crane.

• •De-energizes electrical lines or maintains minimum clearance distances.

• •Obtain the manufacturer's written approval before making modifications to a crane.

• •A willful citation for not ensuring that deficient or defective parts identified by a safety inspection were not repaired or replaced before continued use of the crane.

• •Ensure that defective rigging was removed from service.

• •Operating a crane with improperly adjusted components.

• •Maintain a record and results of monthly crane inspections.

• •Clear visibility from all windows in the operators cab.

• •To provide anti-skid surfaces on all platforms and walkways on the crane.

• •To ensure that all special warnings or instructions were posted in that the controls were not labeled and load rating chart was not valid.

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