Managing Crane Hazards

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Contributor Price - $175.00
Non-Contributor Price - $275.00

Most often, the question of who is responsible for mobile crane operations is not an issue until an accident occurs. Then, OSHA or a court of law has to determine where the fault lies. Cranes have been a significant course of non-operator injuries and fatalities in the past and unless a systematic approach to crane safety management is conducted by all contractors who have employees exposed, these accidents will continue to occur. Whether you are a crane rental service, a general contractor, or a company who has its employees occasionally work around cranes, you have responsibilities. Critical management issues such as selection and sizing of the crane, daily inspections, communication between the site management and crane operator, and the supervision of the operator will be discussed. Also, the crane supervisor needs to know basic crane components and their functions, as well as the hazards associated with crane operations and the regulations that address these hazards.

Note: Contributor pricing is for any contractor or contractor employee that contributes to the Chicagoland Construction Safety Council with a penny per hour (or more) contribution through the various building trade unions or trade associations in Chicago. These include Bricklayers, Carpenters, Cement Masons, Electricians, Glaziers, Iron Workers, Laborers, Mechanical Contractors (members of MCA), Plasterers, Operating Engineers, Sheet Metal Workers, Teamsters, Technical Engineers, and Tuckpointers.