|CINCINNATI'S PREMIER OVERHEAD CRANE AND HOIST SERVICE
THE IMPORTANCE OF OSHA 1910.179 INSPECTIONS ON OVERHEAD CRANES AND HOISTS: UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIREMENTS AND CONSEQUENCES
OVERHEAD CRANES AND HOISTS ARE INTEGRAL TO INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS. THEY ASSIST IN LIFTING, MOVING, AND PLACING HEAVY OBJECTS SAFELY AND EASILY. HOWEVER, THEY ALSO POSE SERIOUS HAZARDS IF NOT MAINTAINED AND INSPECTED REGULARLY. THIS IS WHERE OSHA 1910.179 INSPECTIONS COME INTO PLAY. IN THIS BLOG POST, WE WILL DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE INSPECTIONS, THE FREQUENCY AT WHICH THEY ARE REQUIRED, POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF NOT HAVING THEM DONE, AND THE LEGAL REPERCUSSIONS OF NOT COMPLYING. IF YOU'RE AN INDUSTRIAL FACTORY MANAGER, READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFE AND PROTECT YOUR ORGANIZATION FROM FINANCIAL AND LEGAL PITFALLS.
OSHA 1910.170 sets the regulations for overhead and gantry cranes, including the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements. Section 1910.179 specifically outlines the inspection criteria for overhead and gantry cranes, identifying the areas of the crane that should be inspected, the frequency of inspections, and the documentation requirements. The frequency of inspections varies according to the crane's usage, with more frequent inspections required for heavier usage and older cranes. Annual inspections are mandatory for all cranes, regardless of their usage.