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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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Confined Space Training Can Create Heroes

It sounds like the start of a good story; a child falls into a well and the town mobilizes to rescue them.  Heroes rise up and villains fall.  Real people who fall into wells do get rescued, and sometimes its in time.  Sometimes there is a villain who failed to protect the public from danger.  […]

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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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New Partnership – United Alliance Services Corporation!

We are very excited to announce that eTraining has partnered with United Alliance Services Corporation to help provide quality online safety training to their customers and students. United Alliance is a full service occupational safety and health training and consulting company providing a range of comprehensive safety solutions on location throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New […]

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Fire Safety Training – Know What OSHA Expects

You might be focused on fall protection and scaffold safety.  Keeping that welder on the scaffold tethered and safe is a great start, but what about preventing those sparks from igniting those oily rags carelessly left in the combustible trash? Employers have to know about protecting their employees from fire hazards, and OSHA likewise expects […]

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Workplace Fatality Data [Infographic]

We’ve gathered data from numerous sources on workplace fatalities across many different industries and have compiled all of the information into an easy to digest infographic here.  Hopefully, this helps put into perspective the importance of safety at the workplace, and it may even show some things you didn’t know! To embed this infographic on […]

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