Safety Code for Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Jacks and Slings
|Publication Date:||1 January 1967|
This Code applies to the construct ion, installation, inspection, maintenance, and operation of jacks; power operated cranes; crane runways; power operated and manually operated derricks and hoists; power operated overhead hoists and their runways; and slings.
This Code docs not apply to any crane, derrick, or hoist having a maximum rated capacity of one ton or less, or to railway or automobile wrecking cranes, skip hoists, hoist-like units used for horizontal pulling only, mint hoists, conveyors, or to shovels, drag line excavators or back hoes, or to equipment within the scope of USA Standards Committee A92 Mobile Scaffolds, Towers and Platforms. Within the above limitations this Code also shall be applied to cranes, derricks and hoists used on construction work.
This Code is designed (I) to guard against and minimize injury to workers and Otherwise provide for the protection of life, limb, and property by prescribing minimum safety requirements, (2) to provide direction to owners, employers, supervisors and others concerned with, or responsible for, its application, and (3) to guide governments and other regulatory bodies in the development, promulgation, and enforcement of appropriate safety directives.