SC&RA members are leaders in the rigging, lifting and moving of
large, heavy, and oversized loads. Successfully completing work in this
highly-specialized industry requires extensive planning, preparation and
most importantly, safe practices and policies to avoid injury and
illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
the Department of Labor, governs the safe and healthy working
conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards
and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.
In 2003, OSHA announced that it was establishing a Crane and Derrick
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (C-DAC) to develop new, proposed
construction safety standards for cranes and derricks. SC&RA and its
members immediately advocated for representation on the committee which
resulted in the successful addition of committee member Doug Williams
of Buckner Heavylift Cranes to represent the best interests of the
industry. In the end, of the 23 individuals selected to the committee, 8
were SC&RA members.
SC&RA continues to collaborate directly with OSHA, its working groups, and staff to review and advise on issues that affect member businesses.