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Crane Hand Signals for Safety & Crane Operation

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Some of the largest and most powerful machines on Earth are used in the construction industry; the mobile crane is no exception. With great power comes create risks & hazards if the operators are not acting responsibly. When moving heavy loads, lack of proper safety procedures can cause minor or…

CAUSES OF CRANE ACCIDENTS

Construction and the heavy equipment industry are a booming cornerstone of the world’s economy, employing millions across the world. These industries utilize some of the most powerful machinery ever developed to extract raw materials from the earth, transport them, process them, and bring it all together to create structures to…

What is Personal Protective Equipment?

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With the ever-increasing awareness and demand for better workplace conditions, more safety protocols, procedures, and guidelines are being created and implemented. With these in place, both employers and employees can enjoy the benefits, as fewer lawsuits and downtimes from injury recoveries can help business owners continue the business, and employees…

Bucket Truck Inspection

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The heavy equipment industry has given rise to an ever-expanding roster of machines and tools used to complete tasks both safely and efficiently. Among the utilities boasting a wide number of applications – even expanding into other sectors is the bucket truck. Originally called cherry pickers, a name adopted from…

OSHA Crane and Derrick Compliance Directives

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the nationally accredited and internationally recognized organization authorized to create and amend regulations for the safe work conditions for workers. They provide training, education, and outreach to aid in the dissemination of information. OSHA compliance announcements are always being made in order…

What Is Crane Inspection?

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  A crane inspection is a detailed visual and operational examination of a crane to ensure it performs at its best. During the crane inspection process, individual components and lifting gears are examined to detect wear & tear and identify crane maintenance needs for a seamless, safe, and productive operation.…

How Much Does Heavy Equipment Operator Training Cost?

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The cost of heavy equipment operator training will vary on many different factors. A typical training program will cost your organization anywhere between $4,000-$20,000 depending on location, equipment, etc. Heavy equipment training provides both training of the equipment, as well as, in-depth safety tips and protocols. Contact Total Equipment Training…

What Is a Crane Load Chart?

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A crane load chart helps the operator calculate a crane’s lifting capabilities. This chart ensures that the crane that is under operation does not exceed its lifting capacity. Load charts take into consideration how the lift capacity varies when considering the distance and the angle of the lift. The lift…

A Guide to OSHA Scaffolding Certification

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Innovations in construction have resulted in stronger, more durable, and aesthetically pleasing materials and designs being used to create our homes and places of work. Our ambition to build better is undeterred by the hazards surrounding the risk of falling. One workaround to this was in making scaffolding: temporary access…

OSHA-Compliant Forklift Training & Certification

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Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are among the most widely used load-moving utilities across the world. They come in a variety of sizes suited to a wide variety of applications. The ‘fork’ in the name is derived from the two extensions of its lifting apparatus on the front…