Most overhead and gantry cranes are used in general industry rather than construction work. In some cases, overhead and gantry cranes that are usually used in general industry may engage in construction work when they are used to renovate the facility in which they are installed. To prevent the same crane from being subject to general industry and construction standards at different times, this section provides that OSHA’s General Industry standard (29 CFR 1910.179) applies to an overhead or gantry crane that is permanently installed in a facility.
For overhead and gantry cranes that are not permanently installed in a facility, this section lists the provisions of this standard that apply. These are:
- Sections 1400 through 1414
- Sections 1417 through 1425
- Section 1426(d)
- Sections 1427 through 1434
- Sections 1437, 1439, and 1441