In 2016, the City of Cincinnati introduced a proposed ordinance in
its attempt to strengthen crane safety within the city limits. Two key
aspects of the ordinance (limiting the age of cranes working within the
city and imposing minimum insurance limits) would have serious impacts
on SC&RA member companies operating in Cincinnati’s crane and
These regulations would have also provided an unfair competitive
advantage to larger companies, which could have prohibited smaller
companies from bidding on jobs in Cincinnati.