Currently, your state does not mandate a Crane Operator License. Please beware that soon you will need a Crane Operator Certificate to operate a crane if your state decides not to commence licensing. A growing number of jobs are now requiring Crane Operator Certification.
Georgia auto parts manufacturer, staffing agency face more than $700K in penalties for continuing to expose workers to hazards
In response to a worker complaint and as part of the agency's Regional Emphasis Program on Safety Hazards in the Auto Parts Industry, OSHA conducted an inspection at HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. in March 2016. OSHA cited the company and Sizemore Inc., a staffing agency it employs, with 24 safety violations for fall, amputation, and electrocution hazards, including 12 repeated citations for HP Pelzer. "This is the third inspection of the HP Pelzer plant where OSHA has identified numerous hazards, many repeated, related to unsafe working conditions," said William Fulcher, OSHA's area director in the Atlanta-East Office.
The two companies face a total of $704,610 in penalties, including fines of $49,884 for the staffing agency. Sizemore had approximately 300 temporary employees assigned to HP Pelzer at the time of the inspection, but terminated its contract in May 2016 for reasons including safety concerns for its employees.
Construction groups and OSHA partner to protect workers at sites in Georgia and Pennsylvania
OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program provides opportunities for OSHA to partner with employers, workers, professional or trade associations, labor organizations, and other interested stakeholders. Strategic Partnerships are designed to eliminate serious hazards and enhance workplace safety and health practices in major corporations, government agencies, at large construction projects and private sector industries.
Corporate Safety Manager Joins CIC Governing Committee
Cliff Dickinson, president of Crane Institute Certification (CIC) Governing Committee, announces that Brian S. Hope, CSP, Corporate Safety Manager at Caldwell Tanks, Louisville, Ky., has been affirmed as a member of the CIC Governing Committee. Members of the Governing Committee have voting privileges as it relates to CIC policy issues.
*It is essential that you check with your local government and confirm that the information listed above is still good today. This information should only be used as a tool to help you figure out what type of license you need to operate certain types of equipment.