To operate a crane in New Jersey you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
OSHA fines NJ contactor $54K for fall protection violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a New Jersey carpentry contractor for not providing adequate fall protection for workers and has fined the company $54,450.
During a residential site inspection on a jobsite in Norristown, PA, OSHA found that Berlin Builders Inc., of Cinnaminson, NJ, exposed workers to safety hazards such as improper use of a portable ladder and a lack of ladder safety training, in addition to not supplying fall protection equipment. OSHA issued the company one serious and three repeat safety citations for the violations.
New Jersey scrap recycler faces $121K in fines for 16 safety, health violations
OSHA opened an inspection of Park Stein Inc., a commercial scrap and metal recycler in Clifton, N.J., after city officials reported potential hazards at the facility. Inspectors found that the company failed to: maintain a front-end loader, exposing workers to struck-by hazards; properly store compressed gas cylinders; and have adequate respiratory and hearing conservation programs. Park Stein was cited with 16 safety and health violations and proposed penalties totaling $121,660. Read the news brief for more information.
Licensing of Crane Operators
On September 4, 2003, the Licensing of Crane Operators Act, N.J.S.A. 45:26-1 et seq., was signed into law. The Licensing of Crane Operators Act requires that anyone who operates a crane in New Jersey as defined in the law must be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This law took effect and has been enforced since April 1, 2004.
In accordance with the provisions of this law any person who has to be licensed to operate a crane must:
Apply to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and be issued a Crane Operators License by the Office of Safety Compliance (see application). A crane operator must be certified in one of the following four specialties:
a) Lattice Boom Truck Crane
b) Lattice Boom Crawler Crane
c) Small Telescopic Boom Crane (less than 17.5 tons)
d) Large Telescopic Boom Crane (more than 17.5 tons)
NJ aluminum plant fined $308K for not reporting worker's hospitalization and 43 other violations
OSHA opened an investigation of Aluminum Shapes in Delair, N.J., after being notified of an employee who suffered a broken leg while operating a crane. The company failed to report the incident to OSHA within 24 hours as required. The agency also found that the company did not provide machine guarding and confined spaces training. Workers were also exposed to electrical equipment with damaged parts, cranes with control boxes that were malfunctioning and not clearly marked, and unguarded metal saws and floor openings. OSHA issued the company 44 willful, serious and other-than-serious violations, with proposed fines totaling $308,000. "This employer blatantly ignored known safety requirements, causing a preventable worker injury," said Robert Kulick, OSHA's regional administrator in New York.
*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.