Arkansas Cranes and Slings laws & safety compliance analysis

Arkansas Cranes and Slings: What you need to know

Arkansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state. Public sector employers (state and local government agencies and school systems) are governed by state occupational safety and health requirements that are significantly less comprehensive than federal requirements.

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There are no crane, derrick, or sling rules for public sector workplaces; however, the state has adopted a provision for the use or transport of equipment near high voltage lines.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces in the state. The Arkansas Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health investigates complaints, accidents, and fatalities in public sector workplaces and checks for violations of state safety and health regulations.

AR Code Annotated 11-5-301, 11-5-303, and 11-5-309

National Electric Safety Code (NESC) compliance. Any excavation, demolition, transportation of equipment, construction, repair, or operation in the proximity of energized overhead electrical lines must comply with the provisions of the NESC.

Posting of signs. The owner, agent, or employer responsible for the operation of equipment must post and maintain in plain view of the operator on each crane, derrick, power shovel, drilling rig, hay loader, hay stacker, pile driver, or similar apparatus, any part of which is capable of vertical, lateral, or swinging motion, an approved weather-resistant ...

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