OSHA recently issued guidance for compliance with its Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, CPL 02-01-057. The new directive provides OSHA compliance personnel with direction on performing inspections where power-operated equipment, covered by Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction, is presented on a construction worksite.

In addition to serving as a source of information to employers on how OSHA interprets various requirements in the standard, the Directive provides guidance to employers about the types of questions OSHA is likely to ask during an inspection and the documentation they’re likely to request.

One section of the Directive outlines an “Abbreviated Inspection Checklist.” This section includes 19 items that compliance personnel should consider in an inspection of any worksite with a crane.

The Directive also provides a chart detailing what equipment is excluded from coverage of Subpart CC based on its configuration or end use and provides the appropriate standard that does regulate such equipment when it is excluded from the Cranes and Derricks standard.

Finally, the Directive provides two flow charts – one to assist compliance officers in determining whether equipment is covered under the scope of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard, and one to specify when articulating/knuckle-boom truck cranes used for material delivery to a construction site are covered and are not covered.

Click here to view a copy of OSHA’s Compliance Directive for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, CPL 02-01-057