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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.

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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 the job. And let’s not forget, OSHA regulations require crane operators working in construction or performing construction-related activities to be certified through a nationally accredited agency.

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Whats 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 an industry-leading range of personnel certifications that address crane and crane-related operations.

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NYC construction and SST training

The clock is ticking…Construction workers in New York City – have you fulfilled your required Site Safety Training (SST)? Under Local Law 196, construction workers on jobsites with construction superintendents, site safety coordinators or site safety managers have until March 1 to complete the mandatory 40 hours of training. Failure to secure your SST card will result in job loss.

While Covid-19 shut down in-person training, there are numerous online providers who can deliver the necessary training so you get your SST card by the March 1 deadline.

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Why wait? Get trained today

With construction sites back open in New York City, workers are scrambling to fulfil safety training requirements, according to reports.

Under Local Law 196, enacted in 2017, construction workers in the Big Apple are required to have received 30-hours of safety training (OSHA 30) by Dec. 1, 2019 and an additional 10-hours (OSHA 10) of safety training by Sept. 1, 2020.

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The importance of OSHA 10 training

When you think of training, what comes to mind? Maybe you picture a long, tedious day spent in a stuffy classroom with an underwhelming instructor. Or maybe you feel you already possess the necessary skills to do your job, so why bother?

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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.

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

This is a two-part series in which we asked the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) to provide answers to common questions regarding crane training requirements. This is part one.

 

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Recruiting Talent in The Oil & Gas Industry

Like most industries, the oil & gas sector is undergoing a generational shift. With Baby Boomers retiring, all eyes are on Millennials and Generation Z to fill workforce gaps. And that task – finding and hiring invested workers – falls onto the HR manager’s shoulders....However, it’s not the easiest job.

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Staying Safe While Working in Oil & Gas

Joe Avila knows safety. He currently serves as chairman of the Gas Compressor Association’s Health & Safety Committee and has given presentations on safety for the organization. He is also president of NTEPS, the North Texas chapter of the National STEPS Network. He holds numerous certifications, including being one of only a handful of certified H2S Master Trainers in the oil and gas industry, and is a two-time recipient of the GCA Significant Achievement Award.

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It's Careers in Construction Month!

For years, the construction industry has expressed growing concern regarding the lack of skilled workers and overall labor shortage. During the Great Recession of 2008, 600,000 workers left the construction field never to come back, and according to the U.S. Labor Bureau, just last year in April, there were still more than 434,000 vacant jobs in construction.

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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month and what better way to practice health and safety than by using proper PPE while on the job. Did you know that exposure to noise levels over 85 dB can cause hearing loss? Not sure what 85 dB means, exactly? Read on....

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