To operate a crane in Pennsylvania you need to submit certain documents including a copy of your Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
Authorities have released the names of two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer.
SHADY GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Two men killed in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer have been identified but few details about the accident have been released.
Chris Robison, 49, of Marion, and John Marcoux, 66, of Chambersburg, both died of multiple blunt force trauma, Coroner Jeffrey Conner of Franklin County said Sunday.
Another man was flown to a hospital with critical injuries following Friday morning's accident at Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southwest of Harrisburg.
Two other men had minor hand and arm injuries, Trooper Brent Miller of the state police said Friday. He said he was unable to provide more details due to the multiple investigations being done.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is among those investigating along with state police, the company and the coroner's office.
OSHA fines PA contractor $62K for 3rd serious violation
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Kinzers, PA, contractor Rockvale Construction $61,600 for a third instance of serious worksite hazards at a multifamily housing project in Temple, PA. OSHA cited Rockvale with two willful violations for its "failure to properly attach the forklift platform to the forks of the forklift and ensure employees were protected from fall hazards while working from the forklift platform and the roof."
According to OSHA, this is the third time since 2013 the agency has cited Rockvale Construction for exposing employees to serious fall hazards in Temple.
Higher OSHA fines coming for violations at workplaces
Companies next year could be paying significantly more for workplace violations cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the first time in 25 years.
A provision that allows OSHA to hike maximum penalties by about 78 percent was quietly added by Congress into the budget bill signed by President Barack Obama on Nov. 2. It ties the highest dollar amount the agency can charge employers to October’s rate of inflation. Currently, maximum fines are tied to the consumer price index in 1990.
The legislative mandate does not necessarily mean the federal agency will raise fees the maximum amount by the effective date of Aug. 1, 2016. But, given that a hike has been long sought by OSHA Chief David Michaels, many believe it’s likely the increase will be substantial.
OSHA fines PA contractor $62K for 3rd serious violation
Brief:The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Kinzers, PA, contractor Rockvale Construction $61,600 for a third instance of serious worksite hazards at a multifamily housing project in Temple, PA.
OSHA cited Rockvale with two willful violations for its "failure to properly attach the forklift platform to the forks of the forklift and ensure employees were protected from fall hazards while working from the forklift platform and the roof.
"According to OSHA, this is the third time since 2013 the agency has cited Rockvale Construction for exposing employees to serious fall hazards in Temple.
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.
State Board of Crane Operators
The State Board of Crane Operators regulates the practice, licensure and registration of crane operators in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to safeguard life, health and property and promote the general welfare. The Board also registers trainees. The functions of the Board include investigating, approving or disapproving crane operator applications for those desiring to be licensed in Pennsylvania.
OSHA investigating crane construction death at Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a construction worker on Penn State's main campus. The Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1JTKXAQ ) reports 29-year-old Jerod Chapman died when he was struck by the crane on Friday.
The Uniontown man worked for Maccabee Industrial of Belle Vernon, and was working to break down the crane so it could be moved when another worker reportedly did something that prompted the crane to hit Chapman.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating Maccabee; Maxim Crane Works, another subcontractor; and P. J. Dick, the contractor in charge of the construction project.
A P.J. Dick spokesman says the contractor has suspended work at the site while it also investigates, and is cooperating with the OSHA probe.
Crane Operator Licensing: Pennsylvania
Since November 2008, crane operators in Pennsylvania have required a license issued by the state. Under the provisions of House Bill 647, approved by the Pennsylvania state legislature, crane operators had until 2010 to comply with the new regulation.
The bill covers operators of most mobile cranes of 15 tons capacity and above, as well as tower cranes of 10 metric tons or more.
Under the terms of the rule, an individual may not operate a crane, nor offer himself or herself for employment as a crane operator, unless licensed by the state. Crane licensing categories include, but are not limited to, tower crane, lattice boom crawler, lattice boom truck, telescopic boom (rotating control station) and telescopic boom (fixed control station).
*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.