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Work at height and PFPE? What is required?

When operating self-propelled and trailer-mounted booms, some situations require personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) to reduce the probability of operator ejection or catapult from the platform. But what about scissor lifts? It’s been a topic of discussion for decades, but little has changed over the years: there isn’t a standard approach or consistent answer about wearing PFPE on a…

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crane training

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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heavy equipment training

The latest in heavy equipment training

Having properly trained operators is a key part of ensuring safety on jobsites, and for those in the field, obtaining heavy equipment certification is becoming easier due in part to technology’s role. Chris Hines, head of Mammoet’s people development and recruitment, and Wilfred de Boer, senior SPMT supervisor at Mammoet, say the biggest trends in heavy equipment training today…

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forklift training

The robots are coming?

With the pool of available labor continues to become tighter and tighter, finding skilled and properly trained forklift operators is becoming increasingly difficult – especially for those in warehousing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS,) the employment of material moving machine operators (aka forklift operators) is projected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030, with 84,300 openings…

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MSHA Training

MSHA stresses importance of training

Fifteen miners have died on the job in 2021, with seven of the fatalities involving workers who had less than two years of experience, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA.) In response to the deaths, Sam Pierce, acting administrator for enforcement at MSHA, said training is of utmost importance and that “… we need…

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