Overhead cranes generally handle materials over working areas where there are personnel. Therefore, it is important for the Crane Operator to be instructed in the use of the crane and to understand the severe consequences of careless operation.
It is not intended that the suggestions listed here take precedence over existing plant safety rules and regulations, OSHA regulations, or instructions issued by the Crane Manufacturer. However, a thorough study of the following information should provide a better understanding of safe operation and afford a greater margin of safety for people and machinery on the plant floor.
It must be recognized that these are suggestions for the Crane Operator's use. It is the responsibility of the owner to make personnel aware of all federal, state and local rules and codes and to make certain operators are properly trained.
It should be clearly understood that under no circumstances do the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA) or F & G Industries, Inc. assume any liability for the use of these suggestions, either jointly or severally. Neither CMAA nor F & G Industries make any warranty whatsoever in connection with these suggestions. There are no implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for any particular use. Further, neither the CMAA nor F & G Industries, Inc. shall be liable in tort or otherwise - whether based on negligence, strict liability or any other theory of liability - for any action or failure to act in connection with these suggestions. It is the user's intent to absolve and protect both the CMAA and F & G Industries from any and all liability, in tort or otherwise.