Subscribe icon Subscribe
Oregon OSHA icon Oregon OSHA

Oregon OSHA

Construction Depot

Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

July 14, 2015

Construction Q&A: Who can be a qualified rigger?

Q We are planning on performing our own rigging on a steel-erection project in the near future. Who can be a qualified rigger? Also, is there a requirement that the rigger qualification be nationally recognized?

A A qualified rigger is a rigger who meets the criteria for a qualified person (as defined in 1926.32, Definitions): "A qualified person means one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated the ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project."

Oregon OSHA's steel erection rules (Division 3, Subdivision R) require a qualified rigger for certain steel erection activities. See 437-003-0753 (Tag lines) and 1926.753 (Hoisting and rigging). There is no requirement that that rigger qualification be nationally recognized.



In this issue:

Comments or questions about the Construction Depot? Contact Us

Reprinting, excerpting, or plagiarizing any part of this publication is fine with us!

But remember: the information in this newsletter is intended to highlight safe work practices, but it does not replace Oregon OSHA workplace safety and health rules.

For information about Oregon OSHA services and answers to technical questions, call (503) 378-3272 or toll-free within Oregon, (800) 922-2689.