What is your life worth??

I ask this question all the time? How much is your life worth today if you die??? It really doesn’t matter who’s at fault because your dead. This stunt man was worth $12,675.00

According to OSHA fines and violation, a person who fell 20 feet and the company is partially to blame will be fined under a serious violation.

This should have been a serious violation with fatality. Much more serious fine of up to $500,000 and up to 6 months in prison.

The motion picture industry will laugh at this fine.

This doesn’t bring this person back no matter the fine.

Please people, look out after your own safety and use your protection equipment.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IMPOSES MAXIMUM FINES ON MOTION PICTURE COMPANY FOR FAILING TO ADEQUATELY PROTECT FROM FALL HAZARDS

SENOIA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Stalwart Films LLC for failing to protect employees from fall hazards while filming the television show, “The Walking Dead.”

OSHA issued a serious citation and proposed penalties totaling the maximum allowable fine of $12,675, for the company’s failure to provide adequate protection from fall hazards.  OSHA investigated Stalwart’s filming location in Senoia after a stuntman was fatally injured after falling more than 20 feet.

“This tragedy should serve as a wake-up call for the entertainment industry,” said OSHA Atlanta Regional Administrator Kurt Petermeyer. “The entire industry needs to commit to safety practices for actors and stunt people involved in this type of work.”

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

 

If you need training of any kind, take the time to get trained!!!

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Installed and Load Tested

Jib Cranes can be so useful and take up very little room on the floor. When you need to think about ergonomics, floor space and need something besides a forklift, a Jib Crane may be your answer.

Once the jib crane is installed with new foundation footing, it is time for the inspection and load testing.

Tested at 125% of the rated capacity, this crane is ready for use.

Great job installation and inspection team!!!

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If at first you don’t succeed?

Sometimes it happens for a few of the less experienced crane operators. Not enough time in the seat or on the controls causes a few deductions or too much time.

But, if you want it bad enough you can always try again. That is what this small group of employees attempted to do on this day in the fall. Got some hours on the crane and when Joe showed back up, moving that load through 6 feet of poles was just another day at the office.

Congratulations on staying the course and trying for the 2nd time. All qualified and can move on to studying for their NCCCO testing.

Happy Lifting!!!

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Two things at Once

It is not often that you can have an aerial lift class and a Mobile Crane Operator class going on at the same time.

It happened in 2017 in Macon, Georgia. These employees completed both the practical examination for Mobile Crane Operator on the carry deck style crane AND the practical for the aerial lift.

Congratulations for completing them both and working hard to stay safe during the training session. Barriers and taking turns as safety leaders really helped make this class a great success.

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Construction Company is COLD

What a perfect day for the practical exams in West Jefferson, North Carolina.

The wind was 7-12 miles per hour. The cold was 35 degrees F.

What better day to be on a mobile crane taking their practical exam.

Congratulations to all the Construction company crane operators for completing their training for Crawler and Rough Terrain cranes.

Special congratulations to the NCCCO test takers the very next day and becoming Certified as Mobile Crane Operators.

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2017 OSHA TOP 10 Most Cited Violations

Welcome to 2018 and wishing you all the very best year.                                                    Once again, the Top 10 most cited violations came out and we have a new entry.

“Many of these violations were specifically related to training requirements and ensuring that a training program for each employee who may be exposed to hazards is established”

The top 5 violations mirrored those from FY 2016 as Fall Protection again ranked atop the list.

#-          Type of violation                                                    Standard            Total Violations

1-          Fall protection                                                         1926.501               6,887

2-          Hazard Comm                                                         1910.1200             4,652

3-          Scaffolding                                                               1926.451               3,697

4-          Respiratory Protection                                          1910.134               3,381

5-          Lockout/Tagout                                                       1910.147               3,131

6-          Ladders                                                                     1926.1053            2,567

7-          Powered Industrial Trucks                                   1910.178              2,349

8-          Machine Guarding                                                  1910.211              2,109

9-          Fall Protection Training Requirements              1926.503              1,724

10-        Electrical Wiring Methods                                    1910.305              1,530

We at CCTI, Inc. have taught each of the standards, minimum requirement training over the years. It takes very little time to accomplish the required training. The cost is minimal, time away from the work area is minimal and the accident or fatality is avoidable!!!

Please train your employees this year 2018 so, that these numbers can go down, productivity can stay at an all time high. But most of all we all go home the way we showed up at work each day.

If you have questions concerning any of the Top 10, please contact us for additional information and the training that is necessary to keep us all safe!!!

“Work Hard, Play Safe”

Have a safe day.

Joe Crews

336.337.1043

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Mobile Crane Boom Truck Operator

Congratulations to the new Boom Truck Operators of 2017!!!

Many laughs were heard and shared during 2017, but none anymore than a beautiful day near the coast of North Carolina.

Good job to all who participated.

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