Crane Safety in Hazardous Winds

There are many different types of cranes on construction sites, all with specific manufacturer safety specifications. However, in light of the tragic crane accident in Seattle recently, it is worth reviewing some fundamental safety measures and regulations. Crane operators must now be certified or licensed and receive ongoing training to operate new equipment. According to ... [Continue Reading]

New Updates for Cranes and Derricks

OSHA is updating the agency's standard for cranes and derricks in construction by clarifying each employer's duty to ensure the competency of crane operators through training, certification or licensing, and evaluation. OSHA is also altering a provision that required different levels of certification based on the rated lifting capacity of equipment. While testing organizations ... [Continue Reading]