MASSACHUSETTS Legislative & Industry Information

Massachusetts state seal for Cranes101 Legislative & Industry state specific information

OSHA requires that all crane operators must obtain a nationally accredited license or otherwise meet the conditions of Subpart CC, no matter where you operate in the United States. Our Nationally Accredited crane operator license programs meet the conditions of Subpart CC.

Cranes101 is a DIA MA approved provider of Workplace Safety Training in the following areas, so you can use your up to $25,000 in grant funding with us. Read more here.

  • MA hoisting license preparation all classifications
  • Crane Operator Licensing
  • Overhead Cranes Safety Training
  • Fall Protection Safety Training
  • Signal Person Safety Training
  • Rigger Safety Training
  • Bucket Truck Safety Training
  • MEWP Safety Training
  • Crane Inspector Training
  • Confined Space Safety Training
  • Hi-Rail Inspector Training

You need a state issued license to operate a crane in MA. We recommend you apply online for the hoisting engineer exams for faster processing. PLEASE BE ADVISED: MA will no longer be sending you a card as of August 1, 2023 – instead it will be in the same system as the test application and renewal process.

Also, check out our link describing the MA hoisting engineer licensing process!

Cranes101 offers MA-specific and nationally accredited crane licensing, which is required for operators. If your operators need licensing, please contact us to set up a class for them at your site, on your equipment.
The Crane Rule update also requires that your operators, in addition to a license, be qualified on the equipment they run on the job-site. Cranes101 can perform those qualifications on-site.

This page is where we post news articles of interest to heavy equipment operators in the state of Massachusetts as we see them. Some of these articles will be accident or citation reports , while others may be new initiatives by OSHA that are happening specifically in Massachusetts.

While all states must follow federal guidelines when it comes to operating cranes, forklifts, excavators, and other heavy equipment, state regulations can and do change. When we find out about any of those changes, we will post them here, was well as sending updates directly to our newsletter subscribers.


OSHA requires operators of heavy equipment and signal person/riggers to have certification in the safety standards, no matter where you work in the US. Get your online safety certification for bucket truck, forklifts, overhead cranes, MEWP, and signal person rigger here.

If you would rather see our whole live course catalog, check out our courses page.

Our instructors are happy to travel. Check our calendar for the class schedule, or if you don’t see one near you, host an open class at your job-site and receive discounts on your employees’ tuition.

Need your equipment inspected according to federal guidelines? Our sister company CATS can do that. Our NCCCO-certified inspectors will travel to your job-site to do your third-party equipment inspections. Find out more here.

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