Crane and derrick operations in private sector (private businesses) workplaces in New Jersey are regulated under federal workplace safety and health rules. New Jersey has adopted by reference the federal rules for cranes, slings, and derricks used in general industry operations for public sector (state and local government) workplaces (NJAC 12:100-4.2).
There are state rules for the licensing of crane operators in construction operations that are stricter than federal rules. See the state Cranes and Derricks (Construction) topic analysis for more information.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces crane and derrick operating requirements in private sector workplaces. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) administers the state rules for cranes and derricks in public sector workplaces.