Crane, Hoisting & Rigging Safety

Kennesaw State University (KSU) owns and operates various types and sizes of overhead lifting devices, commonly referred to as hoists.& KSU's policy is consistent with not only OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and 1926, but also applicable ASME B30 series standards. Regardless of type or size, hoists and cranes shall only be operated and serviced by trained “Authorized Persons.” Rigging and lifting related to suspended load operations is hazardous in nature, and shall be only performed by those personnel who are “Qualified” by having received training specific to their operations. All hoisting and overhead lifting equipment shall be inspected prior to use, and shall be rated to safely support its intended load. Riggers and Signalpersons shall be used when operations dictate. All rigging shall be inspected and maintained in good repair, and taken out of service when found to be suspect of damage, or overstressed.