Newest Mobile Crane Operators 2022

What better way to start out the New Year 2022 than getting qualified on a Rough Terrain Mobile Crane. These employees show they care right from the minute you meet them with their professionalism, weath of knowledge and courtesy towards each other. Wish to recognize this company for their hard work and dedication to their trade. What a clean well run buisness and I personally look forward to the next class in this first quarter of 2022; Rigging and CPR/First Aid/AED training.

The students this week had an opportunity to learn the following required to become a mobile crane operator:

  • OSHA standards and ASME regulations/State agency requirements
  • Responsibilities of operator, site supervisor, lift director, rigger/signaler
  • Inspections, Testing, Maintenance – Daily, Frequent, Periodic
  • Crane and Outrigger Set-up, Leveling Procedures and Barricades
  • Operating near power lines/electrical hazards/danger zone
  • Operational Aids: LMI Systems, Computers, Anti-Two Blocking Devices
  • Static / Dynamic Loads, Drift and Boom Deflection
  • Center of Gravity, Radius, Boom Length, Boom Angle
  • Load rating chart interpretation / Weight calculation
  • Pre-lift, Critical lifts, Special lifts and Lift Planning
  • Knot-Tying, Rigging and Hardware safety
  • Sling Inspection Procedures/Care and Maintenance
  • Crane Signals-Hand, Verbal and Radio
  • Best Practices and Manufacturer’s Recommendations

Congratulations to the new Mobile Crane Operators at Bendel in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Bendel Story

Bendel specializes in the design and shop fabrication of Pressure Vessels, Reactors, Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers and Storage Tanks. Our custom fabricated products are built to nationally recognized standards which include ASME, API, TEMA, and UL and are available in Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel and Nickel Alloy materials of construction.

All our products are custom-designed and fabricated by Bendel in our Charlotte, NC facility . We serve the Chemical, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Textile, Paint, Water/Wastewater Treatment, and Pharmaceutical markets, to name a few.

Bendel’s modern fabrication facility encompasses more than 65,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing area on a 12-acre site located less than 1 mile from Interstate Hwy’s I-85 & I-77.

Bendel is a proud member of:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors- ABC
  • Association of Chemical Industry of Texas
  • Economic Alliance- Houston Port Region
  • Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance
  • Steel Tank Institute- STI-SPFA
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Week 1 Wrap-up with The 5 week Leadership Challenge

First thing I would like to say is; Go buy the book!!! Patrick Leddin wrote the book The 5 week Leadership Challenge.

As I wrapped up my first week reading daily the challenges, I was actully proud of myself. That I put the book first each morning and read it. I have a book on my nightstand that I read one night and it is one of my favorite authors. I have books in different places that I read sometimes. But this book I promised myself I would read daily and take notes, highlight and do the work.

So, my weekly wrap up goes like this.

Clarify focus, engage people, rethink failure, find guides, seek balance, check ego, remain consistent, earn respect, keep things in context and finally Enjoy the Journey. All this in a week of challenges.

Looking forward to this week and the challenges. Stay tune.

Have a great Happy New Year!!!

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Key findings from the 2019 & 2020 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

  – The 5,333 fatal occupational injuries in 2019 represents the largest annual number since 2007.

There were 4,764 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2020, a 10.7-percent decrease.

  – A worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury in 2019.

    A worker died every 111 minutes from a work-related injury in 2020.

  – Fatalities among workers age 55 and over increased 8 percent from 1,863 in 2018 to 2,005 in 2019, which is the largest number ever recorded for this age group.

  – Hispanic or Latino worker fatalities were up 13 percent to 1,088 in 2019–a series high since 1992.

     Hispanic or Latino workers increased to 22.5 percent (1,072 fatalities) in 2020.

- Workplace deaths due to suicides (307) and unintentional overdoses (313) increased slightly in 2019. Suicides decreased 15.6 percent to 259 in 2020.

  – Fatalities in the private construction industry increased 5 percent to 1,061–the largest total since 2007

  - Driver/sales workers and truck drivers incurred 1,005 fatal occupational injuries, the highest since this series began in 2003. Fatal transportation incidents fell 16.2 percent to 1,778 in 2020

Here are your numbers for 2019 & 2020 for Fatal Occupational Injuries. Even though we had less people in the work place, we as a Nation still lost too many lives. Let’s do better this 2022 and be safe, keep each other safe, work harder to make people aware when they are doing something wrong. We need to get these people home each and everyday to their family and friends.

Make your goal to have no fatalities at your work place and Lead the charge to Safety in 2022!!!

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Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for FY 2021

1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,295 violations

2. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,527

3. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,026

4. Scaffolding (1926.451): 1,948

5. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 1,947

6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,698

7. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,666

8. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,452

9. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,420

10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,113

As we close out the 2021 year and begin 2022; let’s work extra hard to stay safe and make it home to our families and friends.

Happy New Year!!!! from Crews Crane Training International, Inc.

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Overhead Crane Inspection

Yesterday was an interesting day in the world of Overhead Cranes.

I was contracted by a company to provide an Overhead Crane Operator training session in the morning. Once again I had to provide this entire class in a mask. Makes it very hard on an instructor to wear a mask and be able to use your expressions and the tone of your voice in a way that can be used to get the message to the employees. But none the less, I complied with their request.

We completed the 3 hour training and had some really great questions by the management, engineers and operators of the overhead cranes.

On to the afternoon session of inspecting their 8 overhead crane systems. If I only knew in the morning what I would see, my training session would have concentrated on many other things.

I am posting these pictures below for all to see what I saw. One picture I forgot to take was the I beam (rusty) that was used to replace the original beam used on a gantry crane. The comment made was it was too long so we cut it in half, but then it didnt work right, so we got this beam from out back. Of course another comment was we will take it under advisement, another was it has been up there since 1989. But the pictures I took will tell the story of what this company does to get the job done.

There is a reason you hire a professional to build you a crane, inspect your crane, design your lifting devices. When a company allows people to do whatever it takes, you get accidents, fatalities, lost extremeties, and a visit from OSHA.

If you are in need of an engineer, professional crane inspector, installer, manufacturer reach out and do not take it upon yourself to GET R DONE!!!!

Contact us at CCTI, Inc. (336) 337-1043 or

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and tidings of Joy

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Navy Wins, Great Football Game

Whether you are Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard; Active, Retired, Reserve.

Thank you for your service and Thank you Army and Navy for leaving it all on the field today. Win or lose on the scoreboard doesnt matter. It was a hard fought game, and each man on that field will someday fight for the wonderful free country we called the United States of America. The National Anthem was sung perfectly as written, everyone stood at attention and I Thank You!!!

CBS did a great job with the pre-game and the interviews and stories of the men and women who have served and sacrificed their lives.

So proud of our men and women today who stayed on the field and sung the Army Fight Song and the Navy Fight Song. To all my fellow Navy Sailors I served with: “Semper Fortis” “Non sibi sed patriae”

#Football #Navy #Army #Veteran

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Carry Deck Mobile Crane Training

What happens after 3 years goes by and you need some refresher and new operators for mobile crane training?

Answer, Crews Crane Training International, Inc. contacts you 6 months prior to expiration; and this week we re-qualified and qualified 6 more Halocarbon employees.

What a great week in Augusta, Georgia working with a dedicated company with committed employees to safety and training. From the minute the class started till putting away all the mobile crane course, these guys were dedicated!!!

Thank you for all the hard work, for studying the materials, staying over in the afternoon to complete the load chart problems. These students are makes the facilitator’s job so easy and so much fun!!! It is as good a hole in one on the 18th hole. Makes you want to go out and play the very next day.

Congratulations to the Halocarbon company and employees. See you in the 1st quarter for some rigging and signaler training.

Halocarbon and Ian Starkey
Halocarbon and Ian Starkey
Halocarbon recertification
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CCTI, Inc. adds OZ Lifting Products

Crews Crane Training International, Inc. is proud to welcome OZ Lifting Products to the many products offered at our corporation.

When you think of material handling equipment, think of safety, quality and reliability. The OZ Lifting Products are just that. We have a wide range of products available ranging from lever hoist, hand chain hoist, beam clamps. clamps for fall protection, davits, 115v hoist for long lifting to name a few.

Contact us for a flyer and pricing at or call (336) 337-1043

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Tower Crane Market

Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)

The Tower Cranes Market was valued at USD 5 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 7 Billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period.

The Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the Tower Cranes Market due to the stringent lockdown and social distancing norms set across the world. Amid the lockdown situation, construction activities across majority of the countries were halted , which in turn hampered the demand for tower cranes. Also, with the restriction on global transport, heavy-duty tower cranes commonly used in handling port cargo, have also lost the demand in the market in 2020.

The global tower crane market is growing due to increased urbanization, tower cranes’ outstanding stability, and increased investment in renewable energy development. The surge in demand for prefabricated buildings to be erected on construction sites, due to the faster construction completion, is another major area that requires heavy-duty construction cranes, which is further expected to increase the demand for tower cranes.

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Tower Cranes Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)

Key Market Trends

The 5T and 10T Lifting Capacity Segments Lead the Market

With the rapid urbanization, the need for tower cranes is expected to increase during the forecast period. The 5T and 10T lifting capacity cranes are expected to be the most used type in construction activity, due to the broad spectrum of uses these cranes can offer. Also, most of the material that needs lifting from the crane falls under this category and has also led to these segments leading the market with about half of the total market share in 2020.

The availability of different designs for this lifting capacity category has attracted a lot of interest and attention from potential buyers and contractors of different agencies and countries. The increased demand for these machines in several sectors like energy, oil, and gas, and port-material handling requirements is another major advantage for this category of cranes.

Also, the high tip hoisting capacity offered by the 10T capacity cranes is an attractive characteristic for buyers looking for heavyweight hoisting up over huge heights

The lower emissions from these cranes and the ease of usage in terms of adding and removing the crane bars for the flexible height of the crane is another advantage.

Asia Pacific Is The Leading Market

Asian countries are primarily driving =the demand for tower cranes due increase in infrastructure development activities and the development of high-rise commercial and residential projects across Asia-Pacific. Several infrastructure developments being undertaken by governments and many other private firms have been a major driving force to increase the demand for tower cranes. Singapore, for instance, has a huge infrastructure development program initiated by the government, which is another contributing factor to the demand for tower cranes.

India is also witnessing multiple infrastructure development investments from the government, which can be a factor for the requirement of tower cranes of various tonnages and lifting capabilities across the country. These machines’ heavyweight lifting capacities, as compared to other conventional options, will boost their use, particularly in urban construction activities.

The growing regional population and fast urbanization will necessitate efficient infrastructure, housing, and structures.

Competitive Landscape

Key market players in the tower crane market include Manitowoc Company, Inc., SANY Global, Sarens n.v./s.a., Action Construction Equipment Ltd., Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Terex Corporation, Liebherr-International AG, and XCMG Group. These market players have incorporated several strategies including partnership, expansion, collaboration, joint ventures, and others to brace their stand in the industry.

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