• Overhead Crane, Hoist Crane Repair, Inspection and Repair

Overhead Crane Safety and OSHA

Regardless of industry, OSHA regulates overhead crane safety. OSHA regulation 29 CRF 1910.179 encompasses all variety of cranes, including:

The regulations and requirements set forth by OSHA are detailed, and cover all aspects of crane usage. Regulations cover design specs., maintenance/repairs, and operations. Being familiar with the OSHA document can help keep your workers and factory safe, while also preserving the life of your overhead crane system.

The main goal of OSHA is safety, and so machines must be built with specific features if they want to meet proper standards. Construction of the cab must have certain features like, ladders, stairways, or foot-walks. The list also includes bridge and trolley bumpers, bridge breaks, and warning devices.

Machines must meet proper inspection requirements. OSHA discusses three types of inspections: initial inspection, frequent inspection, and periodic inspections. Before making a crane a working tool, it is important to test its functioning properly. It is much easier to make alteration to the crane at this time. Frequent inspections should be performed at most daily and once monthly as a minimum. Periodic inspections should be done monthly or biannually.

Operating cranes can be extremely dangerous when handled improperly. OSHA recommends that the manufacturer’s instructions are followed to the letter. It is also recommended that machines are handled with care and thought. Do not rush through lifting, and instead make sure all loads are secure and machines are working properly. If you notice machines are malfunctioning, it is important to immediately shut them down. Hoist repair will allow you to fix your machine, so that you can return to business as usual. At the first sign of trouble, reach out for overhead crane service.

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