A 2018 issue of Pile Buck, the international deep foundations and marine construction magazine, published an excellent article titled How to Prepare for OSHA Inspections. The article highlights simple steps for managers, field workers, and operators to use in preparation for OSHA inspections and surviving them.
Part of preparing for an OSHA inspection and operating safely is having the appropriate outrigger or crane pads for your equipment and having an understanding and documentation to support why you are using the pads you have. At DICA, we provide “10 Tips for a Successful Crane Setup” as foundational thinking for outrigger pad, crane pad and blocking planning and use.
Beyond the basics, it’s important to state that OSHA does not approve or specify specific sizing techniques, materials to use or not use, or proper usage techniques. Those decisions are left to the equipment owner, operator and controlling entity. At DICA, we have a step by step pad selection process, along with product specific ratings to help meet your needs and comply with OSHA’s definition of “adequate support”. Our team of fitting consultants can walk you through each of the steps.
By using the guidelines in our “10 Tips for a Successful Crane Setup” you’ll be in a good position to select pads or blocks that will help you stay aligned with OSHA’s regulations, and excel in your commitment to safety, and everyday use for your crews.
For more information, contact our team today or call 800-610-3422.