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An MSHA Inspector with a sense of humor?

Discussion in 'Safety Competition' started by kshansen, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    There is a code that requires lighted exit signage in spaces of a certain size but also of certain occupancy. Also exits can not be more than so many ft from each other. Signs are generally not a requirement in a single or low occupancy room or bay. I got stuck in a carwash once in a small town in Wisconsin. It had no exit man door and both overhead doors crashed down and would not manually open when the pneumatic system crapped. I had a cell phone, called the local authorities as listed on a sign inside, was ready to drive thru a door when the fire trucks showed up. The chief told me it had happened at the same car wash at least four times before and they was nothing he could do as he tried to shut it down and the city council overruled him. I still expect some poor sucker to fry in there some day.
     
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    Rod Gust is an egomaniac that does not understand the 30 CFR. He's unprofessional, unhinged, condescending and confrontational. I appreciate you trying to right some of Gust's many wrongs, and I appreciate your approach as an inspector while you're at the mine site. With that being said, Scott, Gust never "picked fist fights" while inspecting Peak Sand & Gravel. I hope this isn't being discussed anywhere else as the truth.
     
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    Ok what special about a 2k truck crane or less, my work service truck has a 12,000 pound crane on it what do i need to know or more like what do my employers need to know
     
  5. walkerv

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    I have a 12,000 lb crane on my work service truck what do myself and my employers need to know about that
     
  6. RZucker

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    Check with your state Labor and Industry people or whatever the call themselves there. In my state there is a crane cert that is required for operators of service truck cranes over 2K capacity. Being an owner operator I haven't been hit yet, but its coming.

    ETA: This guy would have never stopped, but we had a 55ton Grove RT and he really wanted to look it over.
     
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  7. walkerv

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    Ok so I did some research on this and called a crane inspection and training place fairly local to me in NC,spoke with the guy for a good bit about this subject, they sent me the laws and rules , your state may still have something on the books but nc has adopted all the Federal laws and rules covering cranes , service truck cranes still need to be inspected and certified every year , but as far as operator certificate goes I am exempt as long as i only use the crane for its original intended purpose of working on heavy equipment , if i were using it to lets say set small building parts trusses wall sections ect, then i would have to be certified to operate it , I would look into your state law and see if its stilll active or if they adopted all the federal rules the guy told me most states just adopt the federal stuff so they dont have to come up with there own .
    1926.1400(c)(9) excludes mechanic truck with a hoisting device when used in activities related to equipment maintenance and repair

    1926.1427(a)(2) has the less the 2k exception but as was explained to me by the instructor that is for construction use not mechanic use

    if you give me an email adress i can send you what was sent to me if anyone want to look at it .
     
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