Crane Standards for the Military: Army

There are typically four rulings that will cover any job:

  1. Manufacturer’s Instructions (including crane manual & operator’s manual)
  2. Company Policy
  3. Industry Standards (such as ANSI/ASME)
  4. OSHA Regulations

If there is any contradiction, you must always follow the strictest standard.

The principal standards governing lifting operations in the Army are EM 385-1-1 Sections 15 & 16

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