The purpose of this 12-page document, first and foremost, is to assist employers with assuring that their tree care operations using cranes have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure a safe operation. Secondarily, it is intended to provide guidance to the employer to avoid potential OSHA citation.
OSHA doesn’t have a problem generally with the use of cranes in arboricultural work so long as OSHA compliant procedures are followed. These procedures are summarized and explained in ANSI Z133.1
This Resource is part of our Business Management Guide.