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Crane Safety

Only authorized, properly trained employees of the University shall be permitted to operate overhead traveling cranes. Each department shall maintain a list of personnel authorized to operate the crane(s) under their control.

Every day prior to use, a visual inspection shall be made by the crane operator prior to operating the crane. A "Visual Inspection Checklist" shall be completed at the time of inspection. At least annually, each crane shall be inspected by the manufacturer or by a competent, outside contractor. The inspection shall include the OSHA requirements found in 29 CFR 1910.179 (j) (2) and (3). As per OSHA regulations, each department shall establish a preventative maintenance program based on the crane manufacturer's recommendations.

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