Nevada Cranes and Slings laws & safety compliance analysis

Nevada Cranes and Slings: What you need to know

Nevada has adopted by reference the federal rules for cranes, slings, and derricks in general industry and construction workplaces. The state has adopted crane operator certification and tower crane operator training requirements that are stricter than federal rules. State rules also cover stricter than federal requirements for certifying authorities and tower crane rules for training recordkeeping, certificates for cranes used to erect or dismantle tower cranes, and the use of tower cranes.

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The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) administers workplace safety and health rules in the state.

CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION
NRS 618.880

Mobile crane operator certification. An applicant for a mobile crane operator certificate requires at least 1,000 hours of crane-related experience or training during the 5-year period immediately preceding the issuance of the operator certificate.

Tower crane operator certification. An applicant for a tower crane certificate requires a minimum of 1,000 hours of crane-related experience or training, of which a minimum of 500 hours is specific to tower crane operation, during the 5-year period immediately preceding the issuance of the operator certificate.

Crane operator examination requirement for recertification. An applicant seeking crane operator recertification for the type of crane for which the applicant currently holds a valid certification, and has 1,000 hours of experience operating the type of crane for which the applicant is seeking certification during the 5-year period immediately preceding the issuance of the applicant’s recertification, is not subject to an examination during ...


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