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OSHA Training Institute will offer 3 crane safety classes in 2015

December 1, 2014
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The OSHA Training Institute Education Center and Keene State College will offer three OSHA 2055 – Cranes in Construction courses in 2015. 

Each three-day course, which covers best practices in crane and derrick operation, is intended for company owners, supervisors, employees, and safety professionals who want to learn about the hazards related to crane operations in construction environments and how to prevent them.

James T. “Jim” Goss and Rick Devine will teach the classes, which includes topics such as assembly/disassembly; types of cranes; lifting concepts; rigging and wire rope; signaling; employee qualifications and training; and maintenance, repair, and inspection requirements. Students will also participate in workshops regarding safe crane operation.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify the types of cranes and their components, determine safe operating conditions, and recognize common OSHA standards violations.

Goss has more than 20 years of construction safety experience and is the Vice Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee of Association of General Contractor’s National Safety and Health Committee. Devine is the Corporate Safety Director for HART Engineering and serves on the AGC’s National Safety Committee. Both Construction Health and Safety Technicians are OTIEC Region 1 Instructors and Cranes Subject Matter Experts and Curriculum Developers for the class.

The first class will be March 9-11, 2015, in Wellesley, Mass. The second class will be May 4-6 in Manchester, NH, and the third class will be Dec. 8-10 in Wethersfield, Conn.

The cost for the course is $795, and preregistration is required. Click here to download the registration form.

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