Missouri Crane operator training, licensing and safety information

Missouri crane operator information

Licensing information

As of today there are no licensing requirements to operate a Crane. Please note this could change at any time. Below are three links that can help keep you up to date for any changes to the Sate laws.

If you have not obtained your OSHA Accredited Crane Operator Certificate, click the link now!!!

News Articles

Missouri citations highlight importance of vigilance in protecting workers from trench cave-ins
A month after a 33-year-old worker died while working in an unprotected trench, OSHA inspectors found another employee of the same Missouri plumbing contractor working in a similarly unprotected trench at another job site. OSHA determined that, in both cases, Arrow Plumbing LLC of Blue Springs failed to provide basic safeguards to prevent trench collapse and did not train its employees to recognize and avoid cave-in and other hazards.

OSHA issued 14 safety violations found during both inspections, and proposed penalties totaling $714,142. Trench collapses are among the most dangerous hazards in the construction industry. Twenty-three deaths from trench and excavation operations were reported in 2016 and, in the first five months of 2017, 15 fatalities have been reported nationwide.

Federal Agency Says 33 Injured in Missouri Plant Explosion
MARSTON, Mo. — Preliminary investigations indicate molten aluminum hitting water caused explosions that injured more than 30 employees at a southeast Missouri aluminum plant, a federal agency said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the explosions that happened Tuesday at the Noranda Aluminum plant in New Madrid County, about 170 miles south of St. Louis. OSHA officials said preliminary findings suggest molten aluminum came into contact with water, causing the explosions.
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OSHA said 33 workers were hurt, but Noranda spokesman John Parker said none of the injuries were critical. One worker was treated for smoke inhalation and 32 for eye and throat irritation, OSHA said. Some also had ringing in the ears. Parker said the explosions occurred in the caste house, where the company produces extrusion billet, a length of metal with a cylindrical shape. OSHA said much of that building appeared to be destroyed, though other buildings were undamaged.

"OSHA is on scene and will conduct a thorough investigation at Noranda Aluminum facility to see if any violations of safety procedures contributed to this tragic incident," David Keim, OSHA's assistant area director in St. Louis, said in a statement. It will be the second investigation at the plant in a little over a month. OSHA opened an investigation on June 30 after the company reported that a worker suffered second- and third-degree burns. That investigation has not been completed, spokeswoman Rhonda Burke said. Noranda employs about 900 workers in New Madrid County, where the plant serves as the primary aluminum smelter for Franklin, Tennessee-based Noranda.

*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.

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