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Ohio State Hoisting License Requirements

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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TimkenSteel fined $113K after worker dies from nitrogen exposure at Ohio plant
A worker for TimkenSteel Corp. was found dead in the facility's elevator control room after a nitrogen leak caused an oxygen-deficient atmosphere. The worker was performing a monthly fire extinguisher check. OSHA cited the Canton, Ohio, steel mill for six safety violations for failing to protect workers from potentially hazardous atmospheres, and failing to train workers on the hazards of using nitrogen-powered pneumatic tools. OSHA responded to a safety complaint two days prior to the fatality and found that the company exposed workers to fall hazards of up to 20 feet and failed to install guardrails on walkways. Proposed penalties total $113,131.
OSHA finds machine safety hazards, silica overexposure at Ohio steel plant.
An OSHA investigation of Amsted Rail Company Inc. in Groveport, Ohio, found workers exposed to silica and machine hazards. A maintenance worker’s leg was crushed after being caught in a machine, and at least four other workers were exposed to excessive levels of silica. The agency cited the cast steel manufacturer for 24 safety and health violations, which include failure to: implement engineering controls to reduce silica exposure levels; install lockout devices to prevent machines from unexpectedly starting during maintenance; implement a respiratory protection program; and provide personal protective equipment. The company was proposed fines totaling $610,034 and has been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
Young worker loses four fingers on first day on the job; Ohio company cited
A 21-year-old worker suffered severe burns and the loss of four fingers as he tried to clear a jam in a plastic molding machine during his first day on the job.
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OSHA cited his employer, Quality Blow Molding Inc. of Elyria, Ohio, for five willful, repeated and other-than-serious violations for failing to properly train the employee and failing to implement procedures to prevent machines from starting up during service and maintenance.

"For the second time in two years, Quality Blow Molding intentionally and willfully disregarded OSHA standards and requirements for machine safety," said Kimberly Nelson, OSHA's area director in Toledo. The company has been placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Proposed penalties total $171,270. For more information, read the news release.

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