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NO. There are several types of inspections that are required by OSHA for truck-mounted cranes - initial, post repair, frequent, and periodic (annual). The primary references are OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1412, ANSI B30.5-2, and OSHA 1910.180.
The short answer is yes, utilizing the more protective standard as it isn’t specifically defined is required.
"Construction work." For purposes of this section, "Construction work" means work for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating.
(i) The terms "building" and "work" generally include construction activity as distinguished from manufacturing, furnishing of materials, or servicing and maintenance work. The terms include, without limitation, buildings, structures, and improvements of all types, such as bridges, dams, plants, highways, parkways, streets, subways, tunnels, sewers, mains, power lines, pumping stations, heavy generators, railways, * * * excavating,* * *.
In other instances, where an activity cannot be easily classified as construction or maintenance even when measured against all of the above factors, the activity should be classified so as to allow application of the more protective 1910 or 1926 standard, depending on the hazard. In such cases the citation should be issued in the alternative with the emphasis on the more protective standard.
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) maintains a directory of certified crane inspectors in various regions across the country. You can find the directory at their website: http://nccco.org/nccco/locate-a-certified-crane-inspector
Telescopic service cranes are rated for picking straight up from the load. While the cranes can rotate fully loaded, there is no rating for swinging the load like a wrecking ball. Neither NCCCO (National Commission For The Certification of Crane Operators) nor NTEA TSCMG (National Truck Equipment Assn's Telescopic Service Crane Manufacturers Group) have designations for swinging load charts for mobile cranes like Maintainer.
» Federal regulations regarding the transportation of hazardous materials can be found in detail at the U.S. DOT PHMSA website. Registration depends on the type of material, the quantity being transported, and the volume of each container. Transporting hazardous materials may require hazard placards on the truck. Refer to OSHA 172.500 for hazard placard requirements.
You may also want to consult the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (www.fmcsa.dot.gov) in regards to documentation that must be carried in the vehicle.
Also note that state DOT and local regulations may be more stringent than federal regulations. It is the responsibility of the operator to be aware of and compliant with these regulations.
» Federal OSHA regulation 49 CFR 172.101 classifies diesel as a Hazard Class/Division 3, combustible liquid rather than flammable (Table 172.101). Diesel fuel in containers greater than 119 gallons is subject to 49 CFR 173.242. If 120 gallons or more of Diesel is being carried, hazard placards would be required, as more than 119 gallons is considered a "bulk tank." 173.500 (6) states that combustible liquids in non-bulk packaging (less than 120 gallons) are exempt from placarding requirements.
Be aware that state DOT or local regulations may be more stringent than federal regulations. It is the responsibility of the operator to be aware of and compliant with these regulations.
A holder of a CDL who operates a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that must be placarded for transporting hazardous materials must also obtain the Hazmat (H - Hazardous Materials) endorsement for their CDL.
» Combustible liquids are those with a flash point at or above 100° F.
Federal OSHA regulation 49 CFR 172.101 classifies Diesel Fuel as a Hazard Class / Division 3 combustible liquid rather than flammable (Table 172.101) since the flash point is above 100° F.
Gasoline ha s a flash point below 100° F, so it is a flammable liquid.
Oils generally have a flash point above 100° F, so they are combustible rather than flammable.
» Diesel fuel does not require a certified tank in the United States. (See next question below.) However, a DOT 406 certified tank is required to transport diesel fuel in Canada.
Gasoline requires a DOT 406 certified tank for both the U.S. and Canada. Gasoline tanks in limited configuration less than 120 gallons can be obtained through Maintainer working with a partner with a special DOT exemption.
Oils do not require a certified tank in the U.S. or Canada.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the owner/operator to be aware of and compliant with the regulations for their state, province or locality.
Diesel is classified as a Hazard Class/Division 3 PG (packaging group) under 49 CFR 172.101
49 CFR 172.101 (d)(4) states that diesel is classified as a combustible liquid because its flash point is above 100ºF.
49 CFR 173.150(f)(3) states that "a combustible liquid in bulk packaging is not subject to the requirements of this subchapter..."
Because of this exemption under federal law, diesel fuel does not need to be transported in DOT 406 tanks in the United States. State and local laws may be more stringent, and it is up to the owner/operator to be aware of specific regulations in the area.
» Federal OSHA regulation 49 CFR 172.500 regards hazard placard requirements. If 120 gallons or more of Diesel is being carried, this would be considered a "bulk tank" and hazard placards would be require. Diesel fuel in containers greater than 119 gallons is subject to 49 CFR 173.242. Federal OSHA regulation 49 CFR 172.500(6) states that combustible liquids in non-bulk packaging (less than 120 gallons) are exempt from placarding requirements.
» We are not familiar with all driver certification requirements, but if transporting diesel in a bulk tank, hazardous material driver endorsement will be necessary. You will have to check with your State DOT regarding regulations such as required documentation and safety manuals that must be carried in the vehicle.
Check the DOT's FMCSA website for more information.
Be aware that state, provincial, and local regulations may be more stringent than federal regulations. It is the responsibility of the operator to be aware of and compliant with these regulations.
The answer should be NO.
Petroleum oils have a flash point around 370°F. Flammable liquid is defined as including materials whose flash point is not more than 141F. [49CFR 173.120(a)]
The lube skid would NOT need a hazmat endorsement, or a tank endorsement for the driver, if petroleum oils are being transported.
49CFR 172.500 regards placarding.
49CFR 172.504(c) requires placards for any quantity of hazardous material.
The total gallons on the skid do not exceed 1000 gallons (which would also require the endorsement).
Having said that, some states or municipalities may have their own regulations that may supersede the federal regulations. Be sure to check with local authorities in this regard.
Maintainer does not offer rough finish or textured automotive paint. Maintainer does offer the option of DuraBull protective spray for our truck bodies.
Maintainer offers two tire jib attachments, both with 2' reach and 3000-lb lift capacity. AO-03493 is for Maintainer's H10025 or H10034 cranes. AO-03494 is for H12025 or H14025 cranes. View the tire jib brochure here: tire_jib_brochure
The best way to remove a drawer is to remove the 8 bolts that attach the rollers to the drawers. This could help in the case where a tool or part gets caught between two drawers.
» Maintainer's Headquarters and Production Plant are located in the Northwest Iowa city of Sheldon. Find Us by going to the Find Our Location page. Beginning in October 2015, Maintainer Corp. merged with Maintainer Custom Bodies in Rock Rapids, IA. That second facility is also used in the production of Maintainer truck bodies.
» Maintainer has been in business since 1976. Learn more at our History page.