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NEWS Utah Labor Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Louis M. Silva
Division Director/OSHA Administrator
State of Utah Labor Commission
Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division
(801) 530-6901
lsilva@utah.gov

SALT LAKE CITY, May 18, 2011 -- Utah adopts new crane safety standard in construction. The Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) Division of the Labor Commission adopted 29 CFR 1926.1400-1442, Subpart CC, Cranes and Derricks in Construction, on January 27, 2011.

UOSH will begin enforcing this standard on July 27, 2011. UOSH invites employers to learn more about this new crane safety rule and how to best implement compliance with its requirements. According to OSHA, the final rule will have an impact on approximately 267,000 construction, crane rental, and crane certification establishments, employing 4.8 million workers in the United States. OSHA estimates that 89 crane related fatalities occur every year in construction work in the United States.

Some of the highlights of this new OSHA standard (29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC) are:

  • Preventing electrocution, crushed-by, and struck-by during crane assembly/disassembly 1403 1406 1412
  • New procedures for working near power lines 1407 1411
  • Assessment of ground conditions 1402
  • Crane Operator's qualifications certification 1427
  • Rigger qualifications 1404
  • Signal persons qualifications 1428

The Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) invites employers to learn more about workplace safety and health by:

  • visiting the OSHA website
  • visiting the NIOSH website
  • calling Utah OSHA at 801.530.6901 (Compliance)
  • calling Utah OSHA at 801.530.6855 (Consultation)