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Illinois 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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OSHA fines IL contractor another $162K for new case of fall protection violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Illinois contractor, Don Bosco, LLC, for the second time in a month for failing to provide adequate fall protection for its employees. OSHA has issued the company two willful and five serious safety citations and fined the company an additional $162,000.
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According to OSHA, in August, one of its inspectors saw eight Don Bosco employees constructing rafters without guardrails, safety nets or personal fall prevention devices on a residential framing project in Wheaton, IL. In addition, the inspector found unguarded floor openings, unguarded windows and unprotected sides in work areas, which put workers at risk of falling more than 14 feet.

OSHA also found that the company exposed workers to fall hazards by allowing the use of stairways and landings without guardrails. In addition, they say Don Bosco exposed workers to the possibility of electrical shock from damaged extension cords and lack of ground fault circuit interrupters.

OSHA also previously cited Don Bosco for one willful and seven serious safety violations and fined the company $103,000 in relation to fall hazards, scaffold hazards and personal protective equipment violations. OSHA says that falls are a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for nearly 40 percent of construction fatalities in 2014.

"Don Bosco continues to ignore OSHA standards and is failing to protect its employees on the job,” Jake Scott, OSHA's area director in North Aurora, said. "OSHA will continue to monitor this employer for compliance, and do everything in its power to keep workers safely out of life-threatening working conditions."

Don Bosco is not alone in its lack of attention to safety. OSHA has recently fined a Georgia contractor $65,000 for not providing adequate fall protection, as well as contractors in North Dakota, Wisconsin, New York and Arizona, Some of these cases, all with hefty fines, have even resulted in worker injuries and deaths.

Safety procedures must be in order before August 2016, as OSHA is expected to raise its fines approximately 80% in order to get in line with the Consumer Price Index — the first increase of OSHA fines since 1990.
Court of Appeals orders roofer to pay outstanding penalties
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ordered Illinois roofing contractor Robert Barringer III to comply with OSHA regulations and pay $235,000 in outstanding penalties assessed by the agency for past violations of fall protection requirements.
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Enforcement orders are sought against employers who fail to come into compliance with safety standards. This month, OSHA issued additional citations and proposed penalties against Barringer after inspectors observed roofers working without adequate fall protection at two separate job sites

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