Kansas State Hoisting
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 Alaska decides not to commence licensing. A growing number of jobs are now requiring Crane Operator Certification.
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Kansas City OSHA office holds safety training following worker death in trench collapse
The training was held at the request of the Grandview, Mo., fire chief following the death of a local worker killed when an 8-foot-deep trench he was working in collapsed. Representatives of three cities that attended informed OSHA that they would not issue permits without evidence of proper trench protection, and would close jobs and cancel the permits if they found a contractor working in a trench without protection.
Last year, 26 workers were killed in trench collapses nationwide. Trenches five feet deep or greater require protective systems.