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CRANE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services DetformedOn Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Lscn~iatodHnicting Equipment Preparsd by The Cmne Manufacturers Senrice mrnrnittea of CMAA
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  CRANE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Detformed On Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Lscn~iatod nicting Equipment Preparsd by The Cmne Manufacturers enrice mrnrnittea o CMAA 8 +  ; --. . - L - tyq y , .. . CMAA Specification 78, Released 2 2 ~~$>:&:g,~w&%~:,; .2+;;~i$@2   . . . vg~..: Ma1 srn CRANEMANUFACTURERS SERVICE COMMITTEE OF CMAA CMSC is a Standing Committee of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America  CMAA Specification No. 78 2002 Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed On Overhead Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment INTRODUCTION These Standards and Guidelines designated CMAA Specification No. 78 2002 (Specification) have been developed by the Crane Manufacturers Service Committee (CMSC) under the oversight of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA), an organization of leading electric overhead traveling crane manufacturers in the United States. The purpose is to recognize overhead traveling crane service and service for associated hoisting equipment as an industry worthy of having guidelines and standards for providing high quality, professional services performed by safety-minded, manufacturer-trained and certified technicians. The Specification also contains information that should be helpful to the purchasers and users of cranes and to plant engineering and maintenance professionals. While much of this information must be of a general nature, the items listed may be checked with individual manufacturers, and comparisons may be made, leading to optimum selection of a service provider. The words shall and should are used throughout this Specification in accordance with the definitions in the ASME 83 standards as follows: Shall: Should: this word indicates that a rule is mandatory and must be followed. this word indicates that a rule is a recommendation, the advisability of which depends on the facts in each situation. This Specification consists of eight sections, as follows: General Information Technical Qualifications Jobsite Safety Crane Inspection, Maintenance and Load Testing OEM (Factory) Parts Crane Service Classifications Glossary Appendix Index No part of this Specification may be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the publisher. Copyright a002 by Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. All rights reserved.  DISCLAIMERS The Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA) is an independent incorporated trade association affiliated with Material Handing lndustry and its Division, Material Handling Industry of America (MHI). MHI provides CMAA with certain services and arranges for the development, production and distribution of these Standards and Guidelines. Neither MHI, its officers, directors, nor employees participate in any way in the preparation of the information contained in these Standards and Guidelines, and MHI does not approve, rate, or endorse these Standards and Guidelines. These Standards and Guidelines represent suggested technical qualifications for service and inspection personnel and guidelines for jobsite safety and inspection procedures. It was developed with the sole intent of offering information to parties engaged in the manufacture, marketing, purchasing, servicing or use of such cranes. These Standards and Guidelines are advisory only and should be regarded as a guide that the Specification user may or may not choose to adopt, modify, or reject. The information does not constitute a comprehensive safety program and should not be relied upon as such. Such program should be developed and an independent safety adviser consulted to do so. The acceptance or use of these Standards and Guidelines are completely voluntary. Their existence does not in any respect preclude any company, whether it has approved the Specification or not, from manufacturing, marketing, purchasing, servicing, or using products, processes, or procedures not conforming to these Standards and Guidelines. Disclaimer of Liability CMAA and its members assume no responsibility and disclaim all liability of any kind, however arising, as a result of acceptance or use or alleged use of the Standards and Guidelines. User specifically understands and agrees that CMAA, its officers, agents, and employees shall not be liable under any legal theory of any kind for any action or failure to act with respect to the design, manufacture, preparation for sale, erection, installation, inspection, service, or characteristics, features, or delivery of anything covered by these Standards and Guidelines. Any use of this information must be determined by the User to be in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Disclaimer of Warranty CMAA makes no warranties of any kind, express, implied, or statutory, in connection with the information n these Standards and Guidelines. CMAA specifically disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability or of fitness for particular purpose. Indemnity By referring to or otherwise employing these Standards and Guidelines, the User agrees to defend, protect, indemnify, and hold CM and its officers, agents, and employees harmless from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages, and liabilities, direct, incidental, or consequentlal, arislng from acceptance or use or alleged use of these Standards and Guidellnes, including loss of profits and reasonable attorney s fees which may arise out of the acceptance or use or alleged use o these Standards and Guidelines. The intent of this provision and of the User is to absolve and protect CM and its officers, agents, and employees from any and all loss relating in any way to these Standards and Guidelines, including those resulting from the user s own negligence.  NOTI E t is the responsibility of the OwnerlUser to install inspect test maintain and operate crane or associated lifting equipment in accordance with the applicable volume of the ANSUASME 830 Safety Standard OSHA Regulations and ANSUNFPA 70 National Electric Code and local regulations and laws. If the crane or associated lifting equipment is installed as part of total llfting system it is also the responsibility of the ownerluser to comply with the applicable ANSllASME B30 volumes that address other types of equipment used in the system. Further It s a responsibility of the OwnerIUser to require all personnel who install inspect test maintain and operate a crane or associated lifting equipment to read and to comply with the contents of the instruction manuals furnished by the manufacturer of the crane or associated lifting equipment and the applicable portions of the volume of the ANSUASME 830 Safety Standard OSHA Regulations and ANSUNFPA 70 National Electric Code. If the crane or associated lifting equipment is installed as part of a total lifting system the applicable ANSVASME 830 volumes that address other types of equipment used in the system must also be read and followed by all personnel.
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