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Important Notice !!!

We at Cranes101 sent an email out last weekend that included information regarding the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ new Continuing Education Regulations for Hydraulic Engineer licensees. Some emails contained the from address that gave the appearances that we ere affiliated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The “from” line on the email stated Massachusetts Department of Safety. I assure you it was an oversight. We are located in Massachusetts and love our community but we are not affiliated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in any way beyond that. If this error affected anyone in a negative way I sincerely apologize.

Jay Sturm,
Cranes101


Welcome to Crane’s! Our organization is dedicated to providing safety training in the construction field.

We specialize in classes such as State License Preparation, Excavation Equipment, Bucket Trucks, Personnel Devices, and Cranes of all types.

Our trainers have years of experience in their respective fields. They are devoted to being current with the standards for training and safe practices.

With the changing nature of safety regulations, the need for documented and recognized training has never been greater. Our experience as expert witnesses on many occurrences has brought to our attention the need for documented training for each employer.

We at Crane’s are truly dedicated to the Safety business.

"On behalf of the OSHA Providence Area Office I would like to thank you for your assistance with a recent outreach activity. The event was a seminar for safety directors and facilities engineering staff from hospitals and universities located in Rhode Island. Your session, which focused on construction crane safety from a site supervisors’ s perspective was exactly what the attendees had requested. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with the group."


Patrick J. Griffin
Area Director
OSHA

"On behalf of the MAA Board of Directors, I would like to thank you very much for speaking at our dinner meeting last night. Your presentations on OSHA LEPs: Are you Prepared? Was very educational. Your handout packet is a valuable reference for the attendees as well. Thank you again for your time and efforts, and for your support of MAA’s educational endeavors."


Kristen Dreyer
Education Manager
Massachusetts Arborists Association

"Every one of my staff members agree that Randy did a superb job on Wednesday, thank you for sharing him with us."


Walley J. Richards-EHS Training Specialist-NYC Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water & Sewer Operations-Environmental Health & Safety

"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed John Duff’s training yesterday. I attended the class and can say that he was able to give our people tremendous amount of information in a short period of time and never at any time was the class boring."


Joe Seaman
Riggs Distler & Co., Inc.
Vice President

"John Duff and Randall Purser did a fine job Again, these two men did you proud and hopefully they will be available when we ask for more."


Ben Cravey | Workforce Services Manager
Bechtel Australia | Guinea Alumina Project

"Thank you very much for your involvement in and contribution to the success of the 2009 New Hampshire Safety & Health Conference in Nashua. As a presenter you played an integral role in the success of the Conference."


Terry L. Booth
Regional Manager

News

What's the difference between the NCCCO, CIC, NCCER and the OECP?

This question keeps popping up in crane circles and I've seen some confusion results from it. All 4 of these organizations have been accredited to certify crane operators. The certification comes from the NCCA, ANSI, or both, and meets the criteria established by OSHA Subpart CC for Crane Operator Certification.

The NCCCO awards a certificate referred to as a CCO. They are the oldest organization of the four. Their name is to the crane industry like Xerox is to the copier business. I still call our Konica Minolta copier in the office a Xerox machine.

You may encounter government entities or construction companies erroneously referring to the crane operator certificate as a "CCO". Some states and construction companies have written policies that refer erroneously and specifically to the "CCO" only. That situation is getting cleared up as more crane operators are obtaining CIC, NCCER and OECP certificates.

What's really important to you when you're looking for Crane Operator training and certification? The questionnaire below was compiled from information gleaned from our experiences.

Questions to ask the provider when searching to obtain a Crane Operator Certificate:

  • Can you do the whole job? Do you provide the training and testing?
  • Do you offer crane operator training?
  • Can you do the whole program at my place?
  • Do you have a location where I can receive crane operator training and complete all my testing?
  • If I fail any part of my test what is involved in retesting?
  • What hours are you open for testing/re-testing?
  • What is the availability of a crane for testing?
  • What is your involvement in the crane industry?

Jay Sturm President/Cranes101

Safety is our only business and we at Cranes101 are working diligently to make ourselves the single best provider of Crane Operator training by offering the best user-friendly programs.

New Crane Operator Training Course!

Cranes101 now offers an Entry Level Crane Operator Training Course

Our 2-week Entry Level Cranes Operator course was built specifically for those who have no prior cranes experience.

Nationally Accredited Crane Licensing

Cranes101 now offers a Nationally Accredited Crane License.

Cranes Safety Institute has partnered with Crane Institute of America to perform CIC crane licensing. Cranes Safety Institute is proud to offer CIC Nationally Accredited Certification written and practical exams. CIC Nationally Accredited Certification meets all the new OSHA requirements. Not only do we offer the written and practical exam we have training to prepare your employees to take the test.

OSHA
License Prep Classes

MA and RI license preparation classes allow your employee to be prepared to take their state test they are applying for. These classes not only prepare them to take the state test, it also awards the employee with a certificate stating they have had training for that type of equipment.

Massachusetts Classes
Rhode Island Classes

OSHA
This course meets OSHA 1926.1428 cranes and derricks qualification requirements for a certified signal person

OSHA
This class was written specifically to comply with OSHA 1926.1400 and to give the worker an overview of hazards that he may work near in the course of his day.

OSHA
New crane/derricks regulations go into effect November 2010

How do the New OSHA Crane Standards Affect You?
The total revamping of the OSHA 1925.550 Cranes/Derricks include changes in
  • Crane operator certification requirements
  • Employer's requirements for operator's certification
  • Training requirements
  • Responsibilities of the crane operator
  • Standards in multi crane picks
  • Inspection procedures and documentation
  • Operator aid (LMI) requirements
  • Responsibilities for site manager
  • The inclusion of related equipment that previously did not fall under the crane standards

OSHA
How do the new OSHA Crane/Derricks standards affect Equipment, Personnel and Organizations?

Equipment affected
  • Tower Cranes
  • Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Hydraulic Cranes
  • Articulating Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Digger Derricks
  • Drill Rigs
  • Fork Trucks
  • Tow Trucks
  • Excavation Equipment

Personnel affected
  • Operators
  • Signal Personnel
  • Riggers
  • Site Foreman
  • Employers
  • Site owners

Organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Licensing agencies

Crane Licensing:
Cranes Safety Institute is proud to be offering National Accredited Crane Licensing. We will be facilitating this licensing through Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC). Our Bellingham MA facility will accommodate both practical exams as well as written exams. The CIC license is accepted anywhere a (NCCCO) National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, (OECP) Operating Engineers Certification Program and (NCCER) The National Center for Construction Education and Research are accepted.