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Work Near a CRANE? Learn the Hazards!

Posted by Shivi Kakar

Apr 27, 2011 2:49:39 AM

by Paula Kaufmann

Has anyone ever asked you why OSHA requires extensive procedure and safety control training for crane operators and assistants?  What about why is it really necessary to take time to provide crane safety awareness training to workers working “around cranes” even though it is not required by OSHA? Well, READ THESE recent news headlines (and follow the links for more information)!

“Crane Falls Against Financial District Building” 

Failure to secure crane properly before leaving the site for at the end of the workday. (March 26, 2010)

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Topics: Construction H&S, H&S Training, crane safety, safety training, safety awarenss training, crane operator, heavy equipment safety

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