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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC01 Publication ID: Spring 2002 
Title: Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors 
Abstract: Subpart N addresses hazards associated with various types of hoisting equipment used at construction sites. Such equipment includes cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators and conveyors. The existing rule, which dates back to 1971, is based in part on industry consensus standards from 1958, 1968 and 1969. There have been considerable technological changes since those consensus standards were developed. Industry consensus standards for derricks and for crawler, truck and locomotive cranes were updated as recently as 1995. A number of industry stakeholders have asked OSHA to update Subpart N. OSHA's Subpart N is now 30 years old, and is based in part on industry consensus standards as much as 42 years old. No changes have been made to the OSHA standard since 1971. Significant changes have occurred in the industry since the OSHA standard was promulgated. A cross-section of the industry has stated that there is a need to update Subpart N. OSHA has determined that the existing rule needs to be revised. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1926   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 651(b)    29 USC 655(b)    40 USC 333   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committee  05/00/2002    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Noah Connell
Deputy Director, Directorate of Construction
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N3468, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3468,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2020
Fax:202 693-1689