6.01: General Provisions, Scope, Definitions, Standards Adopted
520 CMR 6.00 is promulgated by the Department of Public Safety pursuant to authority granted by M.G.L. c. 146, § 53. The purpose of 520 CMR 6.00 is to establish reasonable requirements to protect the public safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth from the hazards inherent in the operation of hoisting machinery by establishing the minimum standards necessary to obtain a hoisting machinery operator’s license or temporary permit and the minimum safety standards to be followed during the operation of hoisting machinery. 520 CMR 6.00 shall apply to hoisting machinery as defined in 520 CMR 6.01 that is used on private or public property for the erection, construction, alteration, demolition, repair or maintenance of buildings, structures, bridges, highways, roadways, dams, tunnels, sewers, underground buildings or structures, underground pipelines or ducts, and all other construction projects or facilities or other uses on private or public grounds including the warehousing and movement of materials, except when being used exclusively for agricultural purposes.