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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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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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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.

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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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Load Planning

The key to being successful in any job is proper planning. Benjamin Franklin put it best when he said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” This statement holds a lot of truth in the construction industry.

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