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Crane and Mobile Equipment Initiative

The Crane and Mobile Equipment team was established in 2008 with a focus on safe tower crane assembly and disassembly, operation, inspection, maintenance, and use. The team’s secondary focus includes detailed inspections of the following construction equipment:

  • Mobile cranes
  • Boom trucks
  • Concrete pump trucks
  • Foundation and pile driving equipment
  • Elevating work platforms
  • Rigging and below the hook lifting devices

Our goals

The goals of the 2021–2023 Crane and Mobile Equipment Initiative are to:

  • Identify and eliminate unsafe work practices and equipment hazards that have the potential to cause death, serious injury, or catastrophic equipment failure

Our focus

Conduct timely, risk-based inspections to ensure employers are effectively managing the key risks across all stages of crane and mobile equipment use.

What you can do

Our cranes and mobile equipment pages provide resources and information on how to understand and address some of the health and safety issues to focus on in your industry.