Connecticut hoisting license information-

Connecticut 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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Connecticut-based lumber company saves money through safety excellence
Sanford & Hawley Inc. is a retail lumber and building materials supplier based in Unionville, Conn. The company also operates lumber yards and stores in Avon and Manchester, Conn., and in West Springfield, Mass. All four of the company’s facilities are Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program participants.
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The company learned about SHARP through working with OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program to identify workplace hazards and establish an effective safety and health program. In addition to keeping workers safe, the improvements that earned the company SHARP status also helped reduce costs associated with on-the-job injury claims, incident investigations, medical care, days lost, and workers’ compensation premiums.

Plainville company faces nearly $50,000 in OSHA fines
The U.S. Department of Labor has completed its investigation into the Plainville Plating Company and has ruled that it exposed its employees to chemical and mechanical hazards. On Sept. 2 the Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 11 citations to Plainville-based company. The citations came after a 2010 inspection of the business found multiple hazard risks to the plating company’s employees.
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OSHA’s investigation found that employees were exposed to lead and cadmium and also said that they should have “Prevent employees from consuming food and drink in areas where the toxic substance hexavalent chromium was present.”
The proposed penalties total $48,304.

“Employees at this plant work with highly hazardous chemicals. It’s imperative that their employer take all necessary steps to protect their health and well-being at all times,” said Warren Simpson, OSHA’s area director in Hartford. “That includes monitoring exposure levels, providing proper and effective protective clothing, and ensuring that employees are properly trained,” the DOL said in a statement.

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