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§ 9.5-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 9.5. Crane Operators (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2009
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 9.5-101
§ 9.5-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
Certificate of Competence
(b) “Certificate of Competence” means certification obtained by a person through any organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) that states the holder of the certificate demonstrates knowledge of and training in safe crane operating procedures.
(c) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Labor and Industry in the Division of Labor and Industry in the Department.
(d)(1) “Crane” means a machine for lifting, lowering, and horizontally moving a load, that has a hoisting mechanism that is an integral part of the machine.
(2) “Crane” includes tower cranes.
(3) “Crane” does not include:
(i) aircraft;
(ii) a bucket truck;
(iii) a digger derrick truck;
(iv) a fork lift;
(v) a knuckle boom;
(vi) a trolley boom;
(vii) a hydraulic crane;
(viii) a power-operated derrick; or
(ix) a public utility company line truck used by a public utility company in the construction or maintenance of its transmission and distribution lines.
Crane operator
(e) “Crane operator” means a person who operates a crane.
Operate a crane
(f)(1) “Operate a crane” means to use mechanisms inside a crane to guide the machine in:
(i) the lifting, moving, positioning, and placing of large and heavy objects, earth, or other materials; or
(ii) the driving of large objects or materials into the ground.
(2) “Operate a crane” includes:
(i) the inspection of a crane;
(ii) assisting in the erection, adding to, or dismantling of a crane; and
(iii) the performance of routine maintenance on a crane.
(3) “Operate a crane” does not include the movement of a crane on a State highway from one location to another location.


Added by Acts 2009, c. 640, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 9.5-101, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 9.5-101
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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