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Recent posts on industry news, insightful information and anecdotes.

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.

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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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Certification Reinforcement by OSHA

OSHA has issued a Memorandum regarding the necessity and requirement of Crane Certifications. OSHA issued this Enforcement policy to forewarn the public...

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Changes in NCCCO Certification Requirements

Effective January first, many changes will come into play with NCCCO. As an example, their most recent announcement is in regard to removing the eligibility requirement for a physical evaluation.

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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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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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Crane Undercarriage Inspections

If you own or use a mobile crawler crane and are not completing a lower carriage inspection on a regular basis, then you could be making a costly mistake. Every crane component has a finite lifespan and it only makes sense to maximize that lifespan. However, an ultimate failure of not completing a proper undercarriage inspection can lead to costly downtime and unnecessarily expensive repair.

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Do You Have A Mobile Crane Safety Manual?

The Mobile Crane Safety Manual is a tool to ensure your employees are working in a safe and efficient manner while cranes are on the job site by breaking down three main components of crane safety: Proper Crane Set-Up, Qualified personnel roles and responsibilities, and controlling a safe work environment. 

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