The Importance of a Trained Crane Signal Person

A successful and safe lifting operation doesn’t rely on the crane operator alone. A well-trained signal person is often required to guide the operator when an extra set of eyes and ears are essential. American Read More

September 30th, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

In any Lifting Job, Ground Stabilization is Number One

Just as a solid foundation is critical to the construction of any house or building, ground stabilization is of utmost importance to a successful crane operation. It provides a platform that helps ensure accurate lifting Read More

Demand Increases for Crane Safety & Training

New regulations recently mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for new crane operator certification have caused a sharp increase in demand for the services of crane safety and training companies, according to Read More

January 28th, 2019 | Tags: , , , ,

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that have individual center of gravity points. These are the superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components has its own center of gravity. Depending on how Read More

Qualified and Unqualified Signalpersons

Over half the people in the crane industry are not actually qualified signalpersons. Is it because of lack of knowledge about the requirement? Is it because employers don’t know what a qualified signal person should Read More

February 24th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Construction Safety Training Tips for Field Workers

The quality of training workers receive before they go into the field will determine their ability to perform safely and efficiently. Construction workers require training across a wide range of topics to address potential situations Read More

January 26th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

AEM Releases Crane Safety Video

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has released a new live-action Crane Safety Video and revised Crane Safety Manual to provide machine operators with current industry best practices, including OSHA 1926:1400 crane standard requirements.   The Read More

December 18th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

OSHA Releases 211-Page Guideline for Enforcement of Crane Regulations

 An OSHA directive was issued last week for enforcing requirements of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The new directive provides OSHA compliance personnel with direction on performing inspections where power-operated equipment covered by Read More

OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has come to a final decision, extending the deadline for the certification of crane operators. The new deadline is now November 10, 2017. This is a three year extension Read More

AEM and OSHA Discussed Important Issues This Month

Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Technical and Safety Services staff met with top officials of the Directorate of Construction (DOC) of OSHA this month to discuss opportunities to improve the health and safety of those working Read More

All Lifts Should Be Planned

That may be true, but just how much planning is necessary? It depends on the hazards associated with the lift. OSHA does not have requirements for the level of planning needed, so until recently the Read More

OSHA to Discuss Extension of Certification Requirement

OSHA has scheduled an informal public hearing to discuss the proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement and the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are Read More

OSHA Extending Operator Certification Requirement Date

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the Read More

New York City to Impose a 25 Year Crane Age Limit

A proposal has been issued from the New York City mayor’s office for legislation to limit the age of cranes operating in the city. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri announced on December Read More

Safety Training Overview For the Future

With the crane certification and training arena changing drastically (accidents spurring government regulations, OSHA-related compliance certification deadlines and much more), American Cranes & Transport Magazine rounded up some of the industry’s gurus and proposed a Read More