Sims’ Bob Berry to Teach OSHA Cranes in Construction Class

TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2019) – Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment safety director, will teach the OSHA 2055 Cranes in Construction class August 5-7, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, at the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center located at 2612 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. Tuition is $750.

The course covers the best practices in crane and derrick operation using the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging and wire rope, signaling, employee qualifications and training, and maintenance, repair, and inspection requirements. Students will participate in workshops to reinforce concepts of safe crane operation. Upon course completion, students will have the ability to identify the types of cranes and their components and attachments, determine safe operating conditions, and recognize common violations of OSHA Standards.

OSHA 2055 Cranes in Construction is intended for company owners, supervisors, employees, and safety professionals interested in obtaining knowledge on the hazards related to crane operations in construction environments. This is a knowledge-based course that instructs students on hazards associated with crane operations and hazard prevention. It is not a skills-based course and does not offer instruction on how to operate a crane.

To register for this class, click here or call the Registration Department at (813) 974-5550.

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