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Avoiding common crane rigging mistakes

Did you see the recent “viral” video of a construction worker hanging precariously by his hand from the end of a crane block on a Toronto jobsite? According to reports, the man, a rigger with PCL Constructors Canada Inc., became entangled with the crane’s tagline after securing a load (which was suspended above him.) The good news…

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Crane training in the wake of OSHA’s new rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published its much-anticipated Compliance Directive for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard (29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart CC) (dated February 11, 2022.) The new compliance directive CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses 2018’s changes in the crane rule that OSHA made. Moving…

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Crane training

Crane training reaches unprecedented demand

If you need to book crane certification training, we suggest not waiting until the last minute -– crane training providers across the U.S. are reporting they’re busier than they’ve ever been. The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators says it broke crane certification records for March and April: the organization exceeded 15,000 exams during each month. “This level of testing in one month is…

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Questions about OSHA crane requirements? We have answers – Part One

Most employers are likely familiar with the crane operator training and certification requirements of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC that OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) published in 2010. The latest Rule, published in November 2018, modified some of those and added a new process called “Evaluation.” We asked NCCCO to give us an overview of the essential elements of each of these requirements.…

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Crane training and technology advancements

Crane safety training is an ongoing process that is constantly evolving. While crane training trends might come and go, one thing remains steady: crane operators and riggers must be appropriately trained and qualified in order to operator a crane or rig a load. Crane certification training, delivered through crane training courses such as NCCCO’s Mobile Crane Operator Course, ensure operators are fit for…

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Crane accidents

OSHA reveals top crane violations

Crane operator, inspector, rigger and signalperson training and certification is not only required, but provides critical information for workers to keep themselves, and others, safe on the job. Recently, Scott Ketcham, director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, presented the top crane violations of 2020 cited by OSHA through mid-October last year. Don’t let your company add to this…

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What’s new with NCCCO?

Certification is the final link in a process established to educate people in the correct way to perform their assigned job duties. Well-trained employees, with independently verified knowledge and skills, make fewer mistakes—and therefore have fewer accidents—than those with less experience or inferior knowledge. The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) currently offers…

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Questions about OSHA crane requirements? We have answers – Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series covering common questions regarding crane training requirements. In part one, we discussed restrictions on operators-in-training, who monitors operators in training, what OSHA requires for crane training and much more. See part one here. WHAT DO THE OPERATOR TESTS HAVE TO COVER? OSHA is specific about what areas have to be covered…

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SCRA News 2019


The SC & RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association) Hydraulic Gantry Task Force launched a new product with recommended practices for Telescopic Gantry Systems in 2004. Their publication covers the following sections: Scope, Definitions and References Construction and Characteristics Inspection Load Testing Maintenance The appendices of the publication have a set checklist that will assist…

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