Oregon’s OSHA Division to Increase Crane Inspections

In the wake of multiple deadly crane accidents across the country this year, Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division recently announced that, starting in September 2008, it will increase inspection of tower cranes at construction sites across Oregon (the inspections will not focus on mobile cranes).

Inspectors will assess, among other things:

  • crane operator qualifications
  • crane maintenance (manufacturer guidelines) and inspection records
  • training records