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1 OSHA/Directorate of Construction Update 2012 Crane and Rigging Workshop Louisville, KY September 19, 2012 Jim Maddux, Director Directorate of Construction

2 DOC Update Standards Guidance & Outreach Enforcement Crane interpretations 2012 Fall Prevention Campaign Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

3 Fatalities Coming End of Sept. Fatalities per 100,000 workers Fatalities and Fatality Rates in Construction Source: BLS CFOI Data

4 Directorate of Construction Standards Pre-Rule Reinforcing and Post-Tensioned Steel Construction

5 Directorate of Construction Standards Pre-rule Backing Operations

6 Directorate of Construction Standards Standards Improvement Process (SIPs) IV Remove or revise duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent safety and health standards Without reducing workers' safety and health or imposing any additional economic burden on employers

7 Directorate of Construction Standards Final rules focused on construction –Cranes and derricks in underground construction and demolition –Cranes and derricks, digger derrick exemption –Cranes and derricks technical corrections –Confined spaces

8 Construction Directives Under Development Highway work zones Cranes and derricks Personal protective equipment Construction chapter to FOM Excavations/trenching

9 Top 10 Crane Standards Cited (a) –Signal person not qualified (c)(3) –Materials not rigged by a qualified rigger ((a)(3) –No documentation for the signal person (f)(1) –No annual inspections performed by a qualified person (a)(2) – No determination for working radius closer than 20 feet to a power line.

10 Top 10 Crane Standards Cited (c)(1) –Operators manual, load charts, hazard warnings, etc.. not in the cab at all times (d)(1) –A determination for safety was not made by competent person after a deficiency was noted during a visual inspection (e)(3)i) –Monthly crane inspection results, missing or signed documentation not maintained (f)(2) –Inspections not performed annually by a qualified person or as specified (f)(2)(xvii) –Missing labels supplied by the manufacturer

11 Crane Guidance Products Cranes and derricks products –FAQs Published –Fact sheets –Letters of interpretation

12 Crane Letters of Interpretation Identifying a work zone when working near a power line Apprenticeship programs used to qualify riggers and signal persons Hours of equipment operation versus practical exam for recertification

13 Crane Letters of Interpretation Operation of cranes derated by the manufacturer Mast Climbing Scaffold used with hoisting attachments Typical vertical mast forklift used with hoisting attachments

14 Crane Fact Sheets Five Fact Sheets discuss: Significant changes, requirements, and benefits for the new rule. Requirements for Assembly/Disassembly of a Crane Signal Person and Rigger Qualifications

15 Examples: Delivery of a crane or materials with a crane to a worksite The relationship between Local State and Federal Operator Certification Requirements Operator Certification Process and Documentation Frequently Asked Questions on Cranes

16 Topics for Future FAQs and Interpretations All are in various stages of research and concurrence. Topics include: Extended reach forklifts used as a crane Service drops DC voltage Articulating knuckle-boom cranes Lifting burial vaults Crane capacity and operator certification

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18 Fatal Accident Deep South Crane and Rigging Company – Lyondell Basell Houston Refinery, Pasadena, TX July 18,2008 Versa Crane TC36000 (2500 Ton)

19 Front Back Poster Tool Box Stickers Pocket Cards l Construction Fact Sheets Fall Prevention Campaign Update

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21 Heat Illness Campaign Extended for 2012 Compliance assistance and outreach continues Focus on preventing heat illness to outdoor workers. Water, Rest, Shade –Fact Sheet and Posters English/Spanish

22 Emerging Issues OSHAs Distracted Driving Initiative

23 Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Charter renewal with the Secretary's Office New members selected –Notification sent to selected nominees. Next meeting slated for December 2012 Minutes and transcripts from the May meeting now posted on OSHA/ACCSH web page

24 Questions?

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