Georgia Crane operator training, licensing and safety information

Georgia crane license

Licensing information

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.


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News Articles

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.
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Holder Construction Co. and The Georgia Institute of Technology - Occupational Safety and Health Programs Office entered into a strategic partnership to protect workers from hazards during the second and third construction phases of the State Farm at Park Center project in Atlanta. For more information, see the news release.

Mascaro Construction Company and the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council entered into a strategic partnership to protect workers during renovation of West Wing Patient Tower at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.


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.
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“Brian Hope has served on other CIC advisory committees and is experienced in the workings of government and standards development. At this critical time in the industry, CIC is pleased to welcome Brian to the governing board,” said Cliff Dickinson.
Brian Hope helps manage a team of safety professionals in general industry and construction, mine safety, and other state, federal, and local health and safety issues, and he oversees Caldwell Tanks’ Crane and Derrick program. He is a Certified Crane Operator, Advanced Rigger, and Practical Examiner through CIC. He currently serves on ASME’s B30.6 and B30.7 sub-committees and has been a guest speaker at various industry group meetings and for the Georgia Tech OTI training courses.

Brian Hope is a past Chairman of Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association’s Safety & Health Committee; he served on the Derrick Work Group for the C-DAC Cranes and Derricks Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; and he served on the Georgia Department of Labor’s Safety, Health and Environmental Conference Advisory Board


*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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