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Cranes: a guide to good work practice for operators.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-192, 1978 Sep; :1-23
Guidelines for safe work practices for crane operators (SIC-1623) are presented. Hazards are identified and specific preventive measures are proposed. Safe operating conditions for mobile cranes and overhead cranes are listed, and inspection procedures for brakes, lubrication, wire rope, drums, sheaves, hooks, and slings are detailed. Lift planning and safe lifting operations are described. A chart showing standard hand signals for overhead and gantry cranes is provided.
NIOSH-Author; Construction-workers; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Accidents; Industrial-equipment; Equipment-design; Safety-practices; Control-methods; Accident-prevention
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-192
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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