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OSHA Issues New Crane Standard

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by CEwriter, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. CEwriter

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  2. heavylift

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    saw it coming....
    hope it evolves better than the forklift thing... mark a handful of questions on the test sheet (answers provided)... sign.... certified forklift operator... I even have a sticker on the hard hat..

    Didn't like the pick a language of choice part...
    what if a company hires 100 operators that took the test in 100 different languages... If I read it right their language of choice had to be in the crane..
    Is there going to be 100 operator manuals in the crane...

    Will companies step up to the plate and say English Dude English..
    or will the typical PCness prevail..
     
  3. John C.

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    That regulatory text is 271 pages long. It will take awhile to slog through all that legalese.
     
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    If the companies did, they would be drug into court for discrimination....our PC court system wouldn't allow it.
     
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    I like the new tie off rules, I think its at 13 or more feet on a crane you dont need to tie off? That will def make our jobs easier and safer when putting these cranes together and tearing them apart. Last year in 2009 an apprentice was pulled into the boom hoist drum and killed when a "competant safety" man told him he had to tie off while working on the crane. when the apprentice replied there were no tie off points the safety told him to tie off to one of the lines behind him, sadly the apprentice tied off to a live line. Also I have heard something about new manufacturing rules stating that all companies have to install gaurdrails, fixed or collapsing, catwalks and tie off points and lines. it is nice to finally see this go into effect.
     
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    :mad: That safety man deserves a beating.
     
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    Totally agree 100 percent. Safety guys all too often try to delegate things on cranes when they have no clue whats going on. and all too often it puts us operators in harms way. we had a safety guy shut down a pick the other day because something was broke and dangling on the main hoist line... once we looked at it, we realized he was talking about the Anti two block wieght...
     
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    As I seen on here somewhere, "Once again, Concussion by safety"
     
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    I LOVE that you are gonna have to have a 'third party certification' Those of us with CCO's already are ahead of the curve. As soon as the rule takes effect, we will be the only ones in the seat!!
     
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    Now that is a classic way to shut down a job without having any prior knowledge or understanding of cranes. I hope that safety man swallowed his pride and owned up to his mistake. Was there alot of down time?
     
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    The certified signalman reg. is surely going to rattle cages for rental houses.
     
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    Signal person regs
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    Tiny....where did you 'borrow' this from????
     
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    It seems like 'everyone' is publishing 'overviews'.. Unfortunately, they tend to be specific to the market in which they are involved. I had a General Contractor Superintendent give his interpretation to how it related to me (as a crane operator) and he only had 'part' of the picture because he only read 'part' of the rule.

    Its awful dry reading but if it makes an impact on your 'bread and butter' you MIGHT want to read it(and take lots of notes)......
     
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    Lugghead , That came right out of the training course i was in the middle of
     
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    An operator will soon need a briefcase to carry all the documents to operate a piece of equipment.

    you will need to swipe your card every time you start the equipment...
    there will also be a reader on the hook ... so the rigger .. signal person can also swipe their card.. before a lift..
     
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    ...they could throw in the breathalyzer for added safety.....LOL......maybe even one of those instant drug test too....