Crane accidents can occur due to tipping, structural and connection failures, and even electrocution (think overhead power lines). Special safety measures must be taken to keep crane operators and other personnel out of harm's way. With recent changes in OSHA regulations, crane and rigging safety is a prominent topic that warrants attention and program revisions. Pinnacol Assurance has developed some great resources to help you comply with these new requirements and ensure safe operation of your equipment.
Don't forget to use a training roster to document your employee safety training.
Cranes and derricks in construction: signal person qualification
Cranes and derricks in construction: operator qualification and certification
OSHA compliance guide for cranes and derricks
Cranes and derricks in construction: qualified rigger
Cranes and derricks in construction: assembly/disassembly
National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)