I am the past Executive Director of the CCAA (Crane Certification Association of America) a group of professional crane surveyors dedicated to the professionalism of the industry and the safety of crane users.
I was formerly on AIST (American Institute of Steel Technology) Subcommittee No. 6, Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes for Steel Mill Service and Subcommittee No. 13, Guide for the Design and Construction of Mill Buildings (with overhead cranes). These are the committees that write the specs for the US steel industry.
I am currently a member of ASME/ANSI B30.2 Overhead and Gantry Cranes, the committee that writes the standards for the U.S. overhead (EOT) crane industry. B30.2 is the specification that OSHA 1910.179 is based on and OSHA 1910.6 incorporates it fully by reference.