Heads Up! OSHAs Take on Crane Rigging Safety

It’s all in 29 CFR 1910 and OSHA’s take on crane rigging safety is as comprehensive as the 25 states (including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico), which have adopted much the same standards as OSHA. Ranging from general industry to marine terminals and longshoring to the construction industry, OSHA has published a daunting listing of standards, requirements and […]

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Crane Safety 101 – Whose Job is it Anyway?

So let’s talk crane safety and you can decide if you need the training for your crane operators, crane signal person duties, crane rigging safety, proper crane rigging, all of your crane activities. A UK research report RR820, called ‘Tower Crane Incidents Worldwide’ was prepared by the HSL – Health and Safety Laboratory for the HSE – Health […]

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Mobile Crane Safety is in the Hands of the Signalperson

Crane safety depends on the best communications. The crane signalperson is the “great communicator,” who has to be in contact with the crane operator at all times while the crane is moving.  If for some reason the communication is disrupted, the crane operator has to come to a “full stop” and wait until communications are restored. […]

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Crane Rigging Safety is Not a Luxury – It is a Necessity

Construction has always been one of the most dangerous professions; unfortunately, this inherent danger becomes even greater when a building site is particularly lofty or the building materials are exceptionally heavy. In these very difficult situations cranes provide the lift needed to move these heaviest of building materials into their proper locations, but crane rigging safety must […]

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