There are two main approaches used to ensure safety with cranes: Administrative Controls and Engineering Controls. This white paper discusses each approach needed and how critical communication plays a role in safety success.
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.