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Summary of Rigging

Rigging
(RIGG0101)

Rigging - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a U.S. government organization responsible for protecting workers' safety rights. It was developed in 1970 by the OSH Act, the goal of which was to reduce work-related injuries and deaths. Standards developed by OSHA are strictly enforced, with heavy financial penalties for those found not complying. Regulations are numerous in health care and manufacturing but especially stringent in the construction field, where workers face a large variety of potential hazards each day. One of the biggest dangers on the construction field is the operation of rigging equipment. Rigging involves the use of cranes and other large pieces of equipment to lift steel and other materials to upper levels of the building. This practice is heavily regulated by OSHA, and rules and regulations to construction rigging can be found in OSHA Standard 1926.