August 2020 Industry Resources

Now presenting the August 2020 Industry Resources! As a new feature on the Cranes101 blog, we’ll use this space to present current safety articles we think you will find useful to keep your workplace safe.

Safety on the loading dock

Loading docks are the scene of many workplace accidents annually. This in-depth article from Safety + Health Magazine provides employers with specific actions to improve loading dock safety for workers. Click here to read the article.

Tools of the Trade for Tree Climbing

Travis Vickerson, CTSP, QCL, a Cranes101 contractor, wrote this article for TCIA Magazine. He covers required PPE, as well as other gear, first aid kits, and tools that tree climbers should have on them while on the job. Don’t miss his video at the end! Click here to read the article.

Worker attempts rescue as trench caves in – pays the ultimate price

From the Supervisor Safety Bulletin, this narrative vividly shows the immediate dangers of an unsafe excavation site, recounts the costly legal ramifications afterwards, and provides preventative tips. Click here to read the article.

7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Rescheduled for September 14-18, 2020

This press release from OSHA discusses the resources available to employers to host their own events for the National Safety Stand-Down, a campaign highlighting the need for OSHA’s fall protection standards. Fall protection violations are one of the top “Fatal Four.” Click here to read the article.

United States Training Grant Links

This new post on Cranes101 provides links from all 50 states regarding workforce development boards and grants. Lower training costs with grants from your state. Click here to read the article.

We hope you find this August 2020 Industry Resources post helpful. If you find an article you’d like us to include for next month’s post, please contact with the information. Please be sure to check our calendar for upcoming classes in your area.

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