Recent posts on industry news, insightful information and anecdotes.

Great Opportunities Await Young Adults Entering The Trades Industry

The world has so often pushed a college education on the growing young adults, within the United States; college degrees have been so routinely spoken about in such a strenuous matter, that these individuals have come to believe college as their only successful option. As a consequence of such words and teachings, the U.S. is in desperate need of tradespeople in all fields. Click on the link below to read the full article on why the high school and college communities are the answer to our future within the trade industry.

NCCCO Raises it's Rates for Certification

NCCCO is increasing it's rates as of January 1st, 2020.  Also, as Of October 1st, 2019 NCCCO will require any candidate who failed an NCCCO written exam to wait a minimum of four weeks before being eligible to retake the same exam again.

4-Weeks To A New Career!

The consideration of becoming a Crane Operator may seem to be of foreign nature for some. You may be working a job that you aren’t terribly content with; one that is not paying enough for the work you are putting in. This is not a life anyone wants to live. We, as a generalized public, want comfort, stability, promise, and money when it comes to our lives and our careers.

Have Your Crane Operators Been Evaluated?

"alter the requirement that crane-operator certification be based on equipment “type and capacity,” instead permitting certification based on equipment “type” or “type and capacity”;

Is Your Rigger and Signal Person Instructor Qualified?

Workers’ lives depend upon these individuals to be qualified and trained to properly do the task. There are a lot of companies still training on standards and “best practices” from 10 years ago that no longer pertain to today’s industry.

How Tower Cranes Work

What Do You Need To Know About OSHA's New Final Rule On Crane Operator Evaluations?



The LTM 1230-5.1 is the successor to the global success that was the LTM 1200-5.1.

Wind & Cranes in Construction

There are a few keys to remember for safe crane operations and variable that wind plays, both sustained and gusting, that need to be considered every single day!

OSHA’s Proposed Rule Clarifies Operator Requirements: Certification Alone is Not Enough

On May 21st OSHA published its long awaited proposed rule on crane operator requirements. This new proposed rule attempts to ratify concerns that were brought up by industry stakeholders over the 2010 rules language requiring that certifications include type and capacity.

OSHA Certification Rule Takes Promising Step Forward

April 2018—Mandatory crane operator certification came a step closer last month with the submission of OSHA’s proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Could this be the future of Wind Energy?

VORTEX developed an innovative wind generator that would represent a break-through in the wind energy sector.

Load Securement and Pedestrian Traffic

This couldn't happen on my project... or could it?

It's Not Worth The Wait

OSHA Excludes Monorail Hoists

Whats the purpose of this.....

I can only wait very impatiently to see what the future of cranes will do and who knows maybe one day we will have devices that can levitate the load.

Honest Abe said......

Crane Certifications - What Should You Expect?

No Room for Error

One Dead, Three Injured