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Course 158 Certificate
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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course 158 Crane Safety: Basic

Key Topics

  • Crane Types
  • Contractor Duties
  • Qualified and Competent Persons
  • Operator, Crew, Signal Person Duties
  • Training and Certification
  • Inspections
  • Rated Capacity
  • Suspended Load Operations
  • Signals
  • Work Area Control
  • Hoisting Personnel
  • Proof Testing

Target Audience

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Employers must comply with all aspects of 1926, Subpart CC.

Employers who operate cranes on a construction site are responsible for complying with all aspects of the 29 CFR 1926, Subpart CC, Cranes & Derricks in Construction standard, but other employers whose personnel work at the site have responsibilities as well. These employer duties are consistent with OSHA's multi-employer policy, which imposes compliance duties on employers:

  • who create hazards (creating employers)
  • who correct hazards (correcting employers)
  • who expose employees to hazards (exposing employers)
  • who have general supervisory authority over a worksite (controlling employers)

This course is intended as a basic introduction to OSHA's standard with emphasis placed on employer and employee duties and responsibilities. It is designed to address the most common compliance issues that employers will face.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1 - Duties, Responsibilities, and Inspections

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the various types of cranes used on construction sites.
  • Define "controlling employer" and describe duties related to the position.
  • Describe the criteria for competent persons and qualified persons.
  • Describe the basic duties of the crane operator, signal person, crew and rigger.
  • List the various required and additional training and certification requirements for operators.
  • Describe the shift/monthly inspection and the procedures for corrective actions.
  • Describe the process for returning equipment to service after repair or adjustment.

Module 2 - Operations, Signaling, and Hoisting

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define and give an example of "rated capacity."
  • Discuss operator responsibilities while the load is lifted.
  • Describe the four primary methods of signaling: hand, voice, audible, and new (e.g., video etc.).
  • Describe the methods used to maintain work area control around crane operations.
  • Describe requirements for personnel safety while a load is suspended.
  • Describe the precautions to take and limitations when hoisting personnel.

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Course 158 Final Exam

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