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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.

Note: Crane and derrick safety hazards are addressed in specific standards for the general, maritime, and construction industries.

Federal Register Notices

Letters of Interpretations

Compliance Assistance

Fact Sheets


Additional Information

FACE Reports
Other Resources
Stakeholder Outreach
Negotiated Rulemaking

Crane & Derricks Interview Video


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