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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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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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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”;

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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).

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OSHA’s Warning for CIC Certifications

They must be certified, and not only so, but by an “entity accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency”. CIC is no longer recognized by such accreditation.

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Qualified Riggers: Is Your Rigger and Signal Person Instructor Qualified?

Qualified Riggers are critical to a job site. 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.

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Snow at New Heights

With winter upon us, there are many things we need to remember in order to keep ourselves and others safe. It is important to keep in mind all of the simple ways we can ensure that we are taken care of both physically, and financially. There are many ways the cold, snowy weather can affect our jobs and our lives - be sure that you are on top of your game, while you're working at new heights.

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