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Contractor Safety Guide

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Hoists and Cranes

Designate a competent person who will inspect all machinery and equipment prior to each use, and during use, to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Repair deficiencies and replace defective parts before continued use. Install barricades to prevent injury to employees or passers-by. Do not exceed safe working loads. Take precautions to prevent physical contact with power lines either by maintaining adequate distance, use of insulating barriers, or de-energization of power lines, as appropriate.

Properly anchor equipment and do not use CUA's roofs or walls for a supporting brace.

REFERENCE

29 CFR 1926, Subpart N.