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09.12.26.00.htm 09.12.26.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Chapter 26 Crane Safety Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §2-106(b)4) 5-104, and 5-312, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.26.01.htm 09.12.26.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to prevent incidents that result in property damage, injury, and death, related to the operation of cranes when used in construction and demolition.
09.12.26.02.htm 09.12.26.02. 02 Scope.. A. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, this chapter applies to power operated equipment, when used in construction and demolition, that can hoist, lower, and horizontally move a suspended load.B. This chapter applies to all crane operators, signal persons, riggers, and crane operator trainees, and to the erection, operation, and dismantling of cranes used in construction and demolition.C. This chapter does not apply to the following equipment:.
09.12.26.03.htm 09.12.26.03. 03 Definitions.. A. The definitions set forth in 29 CFR §1926.1401 apply to this chapter.. B. For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. 1) "ANSI" means the American National Standards Institute.. 2) "ASME" means the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.. 3) "ASSE" means the American Society of Safety Engineers.. 4) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Labor and Industry.. 5) “Crane” includes all equipment covered by this regulation..
09.12.26.04.htm 09.12.26.04. 04 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference.. B. Documents Incorporated.. 1) 29 CFR §1926.1402, except (f). 2) 29 CFR §1926.1403;. 3) 29 CFR §1926.1404;. 4) 29 CFR §1926.1405 and 1926.1406;. 5) 29 CFR §1926.1407;. 6) 29 CFR §1926.1408―1926.1411;. 7) 29 CFR §1926.1412, except delete second sentence of (d)1)x) that provides, “This paragraph does not apply to the inspection of ground conditions for railroad tracks and the
09.12.26.05.htm 09.12.26.05. 05 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.. A. An employer who employs individuals within a safety sensitive position shall have a drug and alcohol free workplace and substance abuse policy as required by this regulation.B. The Commissioner designates crane operators, signal persons, riggers, and crane operator trainees as safety sensitive positions.C. In addition to the positions designated by the Commissioner, an employer may designate other empl
09.12.26.06.htm 09.12.26.06. 06 Crane Operator Requirements.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, an employer shall ensure that prior to operating equipment under this chapter, a person is qualified or certified in accordance with this regulation.B. The crane operator qualification or certification requirements do not apply to operators of equipment with a maximum manufacturer-rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less.C. An employer is required to provide the training
09.12.26.07.htm 09.12.26.07. 07 Crane Operator Trainee Requirements.. A. An employee who is not qualified or certified under Regulation .06 of this chapter is permitted to operate a crane as a crane operator trainee only where the requirements of this section are met.B. An employer shall ensure compliance with the following:. 1) The crane operator trainee is familiar with and understands 29 CFR §1926.1427(f)1) (f)2) and (f)3)i) (iii) and (iv)2) The crane operator trainer is qualified or cert
09.12.26.08.htm 09.12.26.08. 08 Rigger and Rigging Requirements.. A. An employer shall ensure that all rigging has been inspected and is used in accordance with the rigging manufacturer’s limitations and requirements.B. An employer shall ensure the following:. 1) That each rigger is trained and meets the qualification requirements of §G, H, or I of this regulation depending upon the work to be performed; and2) That the rigger is trained to satisfy the qualification requirements of this section at no cost t
09.12.26.09.htm 09.12.26.09. 09 Record Keeping.. A. An employer shall maintain a written record of the training for each crane operator, signal person, rigger, and crane operator trainee.B. Training Records.. 1) All training records shall be maintained for 3 years after the end of the individual’s employment in the employer’s principal office of the business in Maryland.2) An employer shall make the training records available to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry or the Commissioner’s repr
09.12.26.10.htm 09.12.26.10. 10 Special Lifts.. A. An employer shall ensure that each time a special lift occurs all rigging operations are under the direct supervision of a master/lead rigger.B. An employer shall ensure that, prior to the commencement of work, all rigging used in special lifts is inspected for compliance with all requirements by the master/lead rigger.C. Forty-eight hours prior to the commencement of any special lift, an employer shall notify the Commissioner of Labor and In
09.12.26.11.htm 09.12.26.11. 11 Tower Cranes.. A. An employer shall ensure that prior to the erection or modification of any tower crane or supporting structure, a qualified person shall determine the appropriate and safe method to integrate, assemble, and erect the tower crane for that site.B. The employer shall ensure that when a tower crane is erected, dismantled, jumped, or reconfigured the following are maintained at the site where the work is performed:
09.12.26.9999.htm 09.12.26.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 6, 2009 (36:7 Md. R. 522). Regulation .03B amended effective December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1994). Regulation .04B amended effective December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1994). Regulation .06B amended effective December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1994). Regulation .08 amended effective December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1994). Regulation .09 amended effective December 28, 2009 (36:26 Md. R. 1994).
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