Wyoming: Hearing to discuss cranes and derricks in construction
The rule addresses advances in the designs of cranes and derricks, related hazards, and the qualifications employees need to operate them safely. Under the rule, employers must determine whether the ground is sufficient to support the anticipated weight of hoisting equipment and associated loads. The employer is then required to assess hazards within the work zone that would affect the safe operation of hoisting equipment, such as those of power lines and objects or personnel that would be within the work zone or swing radius of the hoisting equipment. Finally, the employer is required to ensure that the equipment is in safe operating condition via required inspections and that employees in the work zone are trained to recognize hazards associated with the use of the equipment and any related duties that they are assigned to perform. A public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. at the Cheyenne Business Center, Conference Room 143B, 1510 East Pershing Blvd. in Cheyenne. For information, visit www.doe.wyo.gov/newsandevents/Pages/OSHAProposed
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December 2, 2010
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