Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge, Single Girder, Underhung Hoist)
|Publication Date:||30 October 1998|
This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of jacks; poweroperated cranes, monorails, and crane runways; poweroperated and manually operated demcks and hoists; lifting devices, hooks, and slings; and cableways.
This Standard does not apply to track and automotive jacks, railway and automobile wrecking cranes, shipboard cranes, shipboard cargo-handling equipment, welldrilling derricks, skip hoists, mine hoists, truck body hoists, car or barge pullers, conveyors, excavating equipment, or equipment coming within the scope of the following Committees: Alo, A17, A90, A92, A120, B20, B56, and B77.
This Standard is designed to:
(a) guard against and minimize injury to workers, and otherwise provide for protection of life, limb, and property by prescribing safety requirements;
(b) provide direction to owners, employers, supervisors, and others concerned with, or responsible for, its application; and
(c) guide governments and other regulatory bodies in the development, promulgation, and enforcement of appropriate safety directives.