The Hand Signals for Construction Poster provides examples of all OSHA-required hand signals for crane and boom operation using the mandatory Standard Method of hand signals. The poster demonstrates how to perform the signals using illustration and a brief text description.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations require a signal person to be provided for communication when a crane or boom operator’s view is obstructed. The employer is responsible for training each employee who will be assigned to work as a signal person and who does not already meet qualifications. For equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of less than 2,000 pounds, the employer must train each signal person in the proper use of signals applicable to the use of the equipment.
The Hand Signals for Construction poster must posted on the crane or boom equipment, or else conspicuously posted in the vicinity of the hoisting operations. (OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.1422)
The Hand Signals for Construction Poster can also be a valuable tool to reinforce training and provide a visual example of standard hand signals. Ensuring all employees know the proper hand signals to communicate crane and boom movements will help avoid accidents and injuries to employees on the work site and the general public.