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

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

Private sector employers in Pennsylvania are regulated under the federal occupational safety rules for cranes and derricks in construction; the state does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector employers. However, the state has adopted its own requirements for the licensing of hoisting equipment operators in construction work.

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There are no rules for cranes and derricks in construction for public sector (local and state government offices and operations) employers in the state.

Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers the rules for cranes and derricks in construction for private sector employers. The Pennsylvania State Board of Crane Operators administers the crane operator qualification and certification requirements in the state.

PA Stat. 2400.101 to 2400.1202

See the state crane operator website for more information about crane operator requirements.

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