Service Truck Qualification

I had the opportunity last week to spend several days with some exciting, enthusiastic, hard work construction company personnel. They really do know the words of what hard work is really all about as they told me stories of working in construction industry.

During the week these gentleman were able to demonstrate their skills in the service truck mobile crane world and the overhead crane world of operations. These guys use their service truck every day and in many configurations based on the items they have to lift and repair.

During the classroom setting, there were many things learned about crane characteristics, definitions and terminologies, inspection, assembly/disassembly, working near power lines, rigging and signaling. They all did really well on their final examination for the written portion.

When it came time to go outside and practice before their final practical examination fun was had by all. They were not sure what Joe had in store for them when he introduced a 5 gallon bucket filled with water and a long piece of rope. But they soon found out that it is not as easy as it looks. But fun was had by all and yes, there was some water spilled out on the ground by a few. Controlling the load for fun and especially for real when making a lift was a matter of total concentration, keeping the load hook in line with the center of gravity and most of all?

Joe’s slogan. “Slow is fast” when it comes to moving the load. The slower you move the load the faster it will travel without any swinging causing dynamic loading.

Congratulations to all of Reeves Construction company for participating and getting qualified in the Mobile Crane Service Truck and Overhead Crane Qualification.

See you soon for the Mobile Boom Truck Training to complete your mobile crane qualifications.

When you need training in the material handling industry, call us at:                              CCTI, Inc.  (336) 337-1043 or visit our website to request a quote.    http://www.cranetraininginternational.com

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Ru

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers
(OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 and OSHA Form 301

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Mobile Crane Evaluation

Do not delay your operator evaluation. April 15th is just around the corner.

If you need a competent, qualified, experienced 3rd party agent to perform your evaluation, contact us at CCTI, Inc.

All our previous customers are already compliant because one of our Mobile Crane services provided is an evaluation on each employee operating a Mobile Crane for our CCTI instructor during the training period.

If your not one of our previous customers, we can still come to you and evaluate your current Qualified or Certified mobile crane operators.

Have questions about evaluation for your mobile crane operators contact Joe Crews at joe@cranetraininginternational.com or 336.337.1043

OSHA Delays Crane Operator Evaluation Documentation Requirement

February 8, 2019—In response to industry requests, OSHA has announced it is delaying full enforcement of its requirement for employers to evaluate their crane operators.

In a memorandum to OSHA Regional Administrators and State Plans, OSHA Acting Director of the Directorate of Construction, Scott Ketcham, stated that, during the first 60 days of enforcement (until April 15, 2019), OSHA will evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempt to meet the new documentation requirements for operators of cranes used in construction.

During this period, OSHA intends to offer compliance assistance, in lieu of enforcement, for those employers who have evaluated operators in accord with the final rule and are making good faith efforts to comply with the new documentation requirement. However, if it is determined that an employer has failed to make sufficient efforts to comply, OSHA should cite for that deficiency.

OSHA has requested Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees to consult the Directorate of Construction in Washington, DC before issuing any proposed citations arising during this time period that are related to documenting crane operator evaluations.

Note that this temporary policy applies only to the documentation requirement.  OSHA is fully enforcing the requirement that employers evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes independently.

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Needlestick Injuries

Raleigh, NC reported an estimated 781 to 1,484 needlestick-related injuries-a rate of 2.7 per 100 workers-occur annually at solid waste and recycling material recovery facilities.

Researchers surveyed the owners of material recovery facilities in North America about needlestick incidents, which can expose workers to bloodborne pathogens. Based on the 35 responses received, the researchers determined that 53 percent of the facilities see syringe needles daily or a few times a week, and more than half find needles mixed in with plastics.

Workers on the picking line experienced the highest rate of needlestick-related incidents because of their direct contact with waste material. The researchers also found that needlestick-related injuries may account for 45 percent of all injuries at material recovery facilities.

Using feedback from the owners, the researchers recommend several needlestick safety tips for employers:

  • Use personal protective equipment.
  • Evaluate operations and equipment.
  • Promote community education on safe disposal methods.
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Evaluation by Employer

February 7, 2019 MEMORANDUM FOR:

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AND STATE PLAN DESIGNEES

THROUGH: KURT A. PETERMEYER Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
FROM: SCOTT C. KETCHAM, Acting Director Directorate of Construction (DOC)
SUBJECT:Temporary Enforcement Policy for Crane Operator Evaluation Requirements

The Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualifications final rule published on November 8, 2018, requires employers to document their evaluation of their crane operators (see 29 CFR 1926.1427(f)(6)). To provide more time for employer compliance with new evaluation and documentation requirements, OSHA already made the effective date February 7, 2019. While OSHA will be fully enforcing the requirement that employers must evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes independently, this memorandum provides guidance on the enforcement of the documentation requirement.

OSHA has received feedback from the construction industry indicating some employers may need more time to document evaluations of crane operators prior to the February 7, 2019, effective date. During the first 60 days of enforcement (until April 15, 2019), OSHA will evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempt to meet the new documentation requirements for operators of cranes used in construction. During this period, OSHA intends to offer compliance assistance, in lieu of enforcement, for those employers who have evaluated operators in accord with the final rule and are making good faith efforts to comply with the new documentation requirement. If, upon inspection, it is determined that an employer has failed to make sufficient efforts to comply, OSHA should cite for that deficiency.

Please consult the National Office DOC before issuing any proposed citations arising during this time period that are related to documenting crane operator evaluations. Beginning April 15, 2019, OSHA will fully enforce all applicable provisions of the final rule.

If your in need of evaluation assistance, contact Joe Crews (336) 337-1043                      for additional information.

We at CCTI, Inc. evaluate each student during the training program and assist in keeping you compliant. If we have not trained your mobile crane operator’s and need assistance in evaluation of your crane operator, contact us for assistance.

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Carry Deck Fixed Cab Crane Operators

Just finished up with some really funny, caring, crazy guys at a company that really cares about SAFETY!!!

Working hard in the classroom to pass their written testing and then showing the competition level of practical examinations, it came down to 1.5 points in deciding who would bring home the very 1st #1 Mobile Crane Operator trophy. This trophy was so large, we had to use the crane to present it to this year’s winner!!!!

Halocarbon went above and beyond helping all students/employees complete the requirements necessary to be called Qualified Fixed Cab Mobile Crane Operators.

Congratulations to all the great guys that took the class and look forward to seeing you soon when we provide you the Rigging Level 1 training.

One other note: These guys worked with a theme of the 4 C’s.                                            Each employee was given a card to carry with them. Here is what it says.

Caring, Curiosity, Collaboration, Competitive Spirit

As I was leaving that day, they said here take this card with you and now we have the 6 C’s? I looked at them and they said they had added Crews Crane to their C’s!!!

Great Job to all!!!! See you soon.

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