Connecticut Crane operator training, licensing and safety information

Connecticut crane license

Licensing information

You do need a State issued license to operate a crane over 5 ton in Connecticut. If your crane is 5 ton or under you may operate it with a Nationally Accredited Crane Certification. Below are links that will help direct you to the proper application.


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


News Articles

Connecticut company must compensate employees fired after they raised TB exposure concerns
A Connecticut district court has ruled that Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford must repay the lost wages of three workers who were fired after they announced their concerns about potential tuberculosis exposure in their workplace. OSHA found that the workers lost their jobs after they tried to raise awareness among fellow employees, management and the public, and after cooperating with public and workplace health agencies that looked into the workers’ concerns.
Under whistleblower provisions enforced by OSHA, employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who raise concerns about workplace health and safety.


Connecticut-based lumber company saves money through safety excellence
Sanford & Hawley Inc. is a retail lumber and building materials supplier based in Unionville, Conn. The company also operates lumber yards and stores in Avon and Manchester, Conn., and in West Springfield, Mass. All four of the company’s facilities are Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program participants.
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The company learned about SHARP through working with OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program to identify workplace hazards and establish an effective safety and health program. In addition to keeping workers safe, the improvements that earned the company SHARP status also helped reduce costs associated with on-the-job injury claims, incident investigations, medical care, days lost, and workers’ compensation premiums.


Plainville company faces nearly $50,000 in OSHA fines
The U.S. Department of Labor has completed its investigation into the Plainville Plating Company and has ruled that it exposed its employees to chemical and mechanical hazards. On Sept. 2 the Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 11 citations to Plainville-based company. The citations came after a 2010 inspection of the business found multiple hazard risks to the plating company’s employees.
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OSHA’s investigation found that employees were exposed to lead and cadmium and also said that they should have “Prevent employees from consuming food and drink in areas where the toxic substance hexavalent chromium was present.”
The proposed penalties total $48,304.

“Employees at this plant work with highly hazardous chemicals. It’s imperative that their employer take all necessary steps to protect their health and well-being at all times,” said Warren Simpson, OSHA’s area director in Hartford. “That includes monitoring exposure levels, providing proper and effective protective clothing, and ensuring that employees are properly trained,” the DOL said in a statement.


*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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