This is a question we are asked frequently, and OSHA Standard 1910.179, Section J, answers that question.
In short, here are a few key points from the Standard:
Additionally, OSHA Standard 1910.179, Sections K, L, M, N and O include performance testing requirements. For instance, prior to initial use, all new and altered cranes must be tested to insure compliance with OSHA Standard, Section K, for these functions: hoisting and lowering, trolley travel, bridge travel, and limit switches, locking and safety devices.
Not sure if you’re in compliance? For all of the requirements, read more at https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STaNDaRDS&p_id=9830.
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