Oregon Cranes and Derricks (Construction) laws & safety compliance analysis

Oregon Cranes and Derricks (Construction): What you need to know

Oregon has adopted the federal rules for crane and derrick operations in construction and has adopted its own rules for crane operator licensing, fall protection, and minimum clearances for direct current (DC) power lines that are stricter than federal rules. The state has also adopted crane operator training and training documentation requirements that are stricter than federal rules for cranes used in construction.

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Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OR-OSHA) administers the rules for cranes and derricks in construction requirements in the state.

OR Admin. Rules 437-003-0081

In addition to having completed basic operator training requirements, all employees engaged in construction work who operate cranes of 5-ton capacity or greater must have additional training and experience and possess a valid crane operator's safety training card issued by a training provider or employer.

See the state website at http://www.orosha.org/subjects/cranes_and_derricks.html, Div 3, Construction, Sub N for more information about crane operator training requirements.

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