Washington Crane operator training, licensing and safety information

Washington Crane operator training

Licensing information

To operate a crane in Washington you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.

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

News Articles

Contractors fined $229K for safety violations in Seattle crane accident

Three contractors on a Seattle construction project have been fined a total of $229,200 and were issued safety violations for their roles in a September crane accident that left two workers severely injured, according to The Seattle Times.

Officials from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) said the two workers were severely burned after a crane touched an overhead wire. L&I investigators alleged that the companies chose to work under the power lines rather than wait for them to be moved underground.

L&I fined Marpac Construction $133,500 and cited it with six safety violations, while officials fined Spartan Construction $90,000 and issued five safety violations to the company. Shaffer Crane & Equipment was fined $5,700 and issued four violations. Marpac and Spartan have filed appeals to the citations.

Washington roofer cited for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards
America 1st Roofing & Builders Inc. was cited for multiple violations after four separate safety inspections found workers exposed to falls of more than 30 feet. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries cited the Mukilteo, Wash., roofing company for 21 violations that include failing to require fall protection equipment, develop a safety program and have someone trained in first-aid at the worksite. The company has been cited for fall protection violations multiple times in the last three years.

*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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