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In 29CFR Part 19126, Subpart N, OSHA provides safety requirements for cranes and hoists. From these requirements, employers are supposed to develop their own safety practices and training for the use of this equipment.
Note that a hoist lifts loads straight up, while a crane can also move them in other directions; this has safety implications.
What exactly each employer will cover may vary according to the facility, the work being done, the type of equipment, and other factors. But here are some things that apply to every situation:
Source: Mark Lamendola | Mindconnection