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Crane Operator Responsibilities

Great responsibility comes great rewards as Crane Operators are often well paid to do their job. Let’s dive into a certified crane operator’s role and the responsibility that comes with the title.

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Working Under a Suspended Load

Suspended loads come in many shapes and sizes. With that being said it’s important to know the “fall zone” or the area in which the suspended load could fall.

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Crane Operation: Are You Qualified?

If you're going to work in the crane industry, it's best to be proactive versus reactive. That is why it is essential to know and understand who the key players are and what their role is.

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Wire Rope: Maintaining Safety

Is your wire rope safe? Did you know even a small kink in your cable can decrease it’s breaking strength significantly?

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Equipment Modifications: OSHA's Take

Modifications or Additions to a crane which affect the capacity or safe operation of the equipment are prohibited, except when you meet the OSHA requirements.

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Who Is In Charge Of Your Lifting Operations?

The Lift Director is in charge of all lifting operations and roles. This should not be taken lightly - OSHA enforces the requirement that a lift director is named and levies penalties for non-compliance.

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Are You Conducting A Thorough Rigging Analysis?

When is the last time you actually did a rigging analysis during your lifting operations? Proper rigging is so much more than throwing a sling around a load and saying, “It will fly.”

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