Utah Cranes and Slings laws & safety compliance analysis

Utah Cranes and Slings: What you need to know

The state has adopted the federal safety and health rules for cranes, derricks, and slings in general industry workplaces (R614-1-4) and has adopted an additional rule covering crawler and truck cranes that is stricter than federal rules.

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The Utah Labor Commission/Division of Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) administers and enforces safety and health rules for private and public sector workplaces in the state.

Crawler Locomotive and Truck Cranes
R614-5-1

On hydraulic cranes with power telescoping booms, an “anti-two-blocking” feature, warning device, or other arrangement must be provided to warn the crane operator to avoid colliding (“two-blocking”) the hook block with the boom point when hoisting the load, extending the boom, or booming up and down.

Utah's training requirements for cranes, derricks, and slings mirror the federal rules.


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