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New OSHA enforcement directive covers power-operated crane equipment

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Washington – OSHA has issued a new compliance directive to help guide inspectors in the enforcement of the agency’s updated Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.

Effective Oct. 17, the agency-wide directive covers enforcement of power-operated equipment in Subpart CC of the standard.

OSHA updated its Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard in 2010. Under the previous standard, equipment-specific requirements were incorporated by reference from other documents; the revised standard explicitly contains those requirements.