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OSHA's Cranes and Derricks Standards Update: The Litigators' Perspective

Defense of crane litigation is inherently risky given the typical stakes in an accident scenario, whether involving personal injury (typically catastrophic in nature) or property damage. ThisOnDemand Webinar will orient those who defend crane litigation, whether manufacturers, architects, engineers, maintainers, lessors or otherwise to understand the new OSHA standards, what they mean, and how they can be used successfully toward defending such claims going forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to describe standards that predated modern technology, including computers.
  • You will be able to discuss maintenance and repair worker qualifications.
  • You will be able to review uniform inspection schedules with limited equipment-specific inspection requirements.
  • You will be able to identify safety devices.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

The Old Regime

  • Standards That Predated Modern Technology, Including Computers
  • Reference to ANSI Standards That Are No Longer in Effect
  • Minimal Emphasis on Training and Certification

The New Standards

  • Differing Stakeholders Involved in Drafting
  • Anticipating the Future

Qualification, Certification and Training

  • Maintenance and Repair Worker Qualifications

- Standard for Maintenance Workers Is Not as Strict as the Requirements for Crane Operators

- Defining a Qualified Person

  • Operator Certification and Qualification

- Third-Party Certification Standards and Options

- Internal Qualification

- Military/Governmental Qualification

  • Training Issues

- Refrain From Engaging in Any Practice That Would Divert Their Attention While Operating the Crane

- Tag-Out Rules

- Refreshers

- Manufacturer Procedures

Inspections

  • Uniform Inspection Schedules With Limited Equipment-Specific Inspection Requirements
  • Wire Rope Inspections
  • Ground Conditions
  • Weather
  • Power Lines

Safety Devices

  • Prohibitions Against Defeat
  • Prohibitions Against Using Crane When in Nonworking Order
  • Equipment Modifications

Litigator's Perspective

  • Defensive Use in Litigation Against Manufacturers, Architects, Engineers, Maintainers and Lessors
  • Comparison With Prior Standards
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This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Harris Neal Feldman

Harris Neal Feldman

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

  • Partner in the New Jersey office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP
  • Practice emphasizes the defense of product liability litigation, with particular emphasis on cranes and aerial devices, and employment litigation defense
  • Publications chair of the Scaffold, Cranes and Aerials Committee of DRI
  • Writer of several publications related to the areas of product liability, including a Fall 2011 article in In-House Defense Quarterly, “Divided Supreme Court Offers Manufacturers Limited Insight”
  • Repeatedly named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars
  • Can be contacted at 856- 482-5734 or [email protected]
Carl J. Schaerf

Carl J. Schaerf

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Carl Schaerf

  • Partner in the New York office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of product liability, with particular emphasis on cranes and aerial devices
  • Have served and lectured with the Scaffold, Cranes and Aerials Committee of DRI
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics in product liability, including multiple presentations concerning cranes
  • Tried multiple cases involving crane and aerial devices to verdict, including a defense verdict in catastrophic crane loss involving one death and one badly injured survivor
  • Writer of several publications related to the areas of product liability, including a chapter in the NYSBA treatise on product liability relating to defense of design defect litigation
  • Named to Super Lawyers from 2007 to present in product liability defense
  • Active member of both DRI and IADC
  • Graduate, Columbia College; graduate, Fordham University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 388984
Published 2012
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