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Cranes and construction sites have a common bond. You see them everywhere high-rise buildings are going up. If you are doing construction work, see Oregon OSHA’s Division 3, Subdivision CC, rules. Subdivision CC covers cranes, derricks, and any other power-operated equipment that can hoist, lower, and horizontally move a suspended load. Oregon OSHA’s Cranes and derricks in construction describes the key requirements.

Of course, cranes and derricks are used in other industries, too. See the Rules tab below to learn about the requirements in those industries.

  • Brochures/Guides
    • Cranes and derricks in construction
      Covers Oregon OSHA's construction requirements for cranes and derricks. Also highlights eight common crane accidents, describes why they happen, and explains how to prevent them from happening.
      English  11/09/2011
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  • Fact sheets
    • Crane standard
      Explains what equipment is covered in Oregon OHSA's crane standard. Applies to all employers who are engaged in construction work and use cranes or derricks for construction.
      English  10/05/2010
    • Crane standard for construction activities
      Summarizes important requirements in Oregon OSHA's crane standard for construction activities.
      English  01/26/2018
    • Power line safety - evaluating the work zone
      Provides contractors with a flow chart to help them evaluate a work zone when cranes will be operating within 20 feet of an overhead power line.
      English  02/29/2012
  • Hazard alerts
    • Digger derrick hazard alert
      Digger derrick truck operators face hazards when climbing up and down the equipment when the boom is rotated. This hazard alert provides solutions to prevent an accident and keep the operator safe.
      English  03/10/2017

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