Subpart CC - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification Any person engaged in a construction activity who is operating a crane covered by the new cranes and derricks rule, except side boom cranes* derricks* equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less* *Operators of the listed equipment must meet the criteria for minimum expertise described in the applicable section in the Osha standards subpart CC.
When is a qualified rigger required? osha regulations state Employers must use qualified riggers during hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly work (1926.1404(r)(1)). Additionally, qualified riggers are required whenever workers are within the fall zone and hooking, unhooking, guiding a load, or making the initial load connection to a component or structure this is the law (1926.1425(c)).
When is a signal person required? Osha regulations state A signal person is required when: The point of operation is not in full view of the operator (1926.1419(a)). The operator's view is obstructed in the direction the equipment is traveling. The operator or the person handling the load determines that a signal person is needed because of site-specific safety concerns.
Osha standards 29 CFR 1910.178(I) requires that employers provide forklift operators training for vehicle inspection and maintenance. Operators must be over 18 years of age and be recertified at least once every three years this is the law.
OSHA certification is required for any worker who plans to operate machine-powdered aerial work platforms, including aerial lifts, boom lifts, and scissor lifts. Your workers will need this certification to protect their safety while using the equipment and ensure your business is Osha standards compliant. Per 1926.453.