New York City Cranes Safety Report Recommends Reference to ASME B30 Standards

Aug 19, 2016

Following the February 5, 2016 crane collapse in Tribeca, New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio established the Crane Technical Working Group to investigate the accident and develop safety recommendations. On June 10, 2016, the technical working group released an interim report which contained 23 recommendations, one of which was to adopt relevant ASME standards for cranes and rigging, the B30 standards. Adoption of ASME standards for cranes was also recommended by the High Risk Construction Oversight Study.

ASME is committed to working with jurisdictions overseeing crane safety all across the country, along with other stakeholders to ensure that our B30 crane safety standards meet the needs of all parties. The ASME B30 standards are developed by expert volunteers through a recognized consensus development process that considers the input of all relevant stakeholders. In addition, the B30 Regulatory Authority Council allows local, state, and national government entities to provide direct input into the B30 standards development process.

To learn more about or participate on B30 committees, contact Kathryn Hyam (+1.646.957.1358).

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