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ASM Safety Roundtable Operation of Hoisting and Hydraulic Machinery in Massachusetts
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ASM Safety Roundtable

Operation of Hoisting and Hydraulic Machinery in Massachusetts

September 23, 2020; 10:00AM



Are you in compliance? Operating hoisting and hydraulic equipment in the State of Massachusetts requires a license issued by the Engineering Department of the Office of Public Safety and Inspection. There are 14 categories – officially referred to as “restrictions” – of hoisting licenses in Massachusetts.

However, a State issued license and compliance with 520.CMR 6.00 is not the only regulation you need to comply with. Compliance with the OSHA 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks standard is also required. The 1910.178 standard states: “Prior to permitting an employee to operate a powered industrial truck (except for training purposes), the employer shall ensure that each operator has successfully completed the training required." Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning, video tape, written material), practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator's performance in the workplace.

There are also ANSI, ITSDF, and equipment manufacturer requirements to consider whether you own, rent, or operate hoisting or hydraulic equipment. During this training module, we will present the latest information on the rules and regulations governing the ownership, rental, and operation of hoisting and hydraulic machinery and hold an open discussion to address your questions, concerns, and misconceptions.


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