A tale of two approaches.
OSHA’s requirements for safe crane equipment are exhaustive. This white paper first discuses Administrative Controls, which are rules, processes, and instructions
that minimize danger. The second discussion involves Engineering Controls, which are physical guards, mechanisms, and materials that protect workers. Engineering Controls that physically prevent accidents are preferred. Administrative Controls are needed to cover the
situations where a hazard can’t be engineered away. Refer to this white paper for Safe
work practices, as well as OSHA regulations, which use both types of controls.