Iowa 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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Iowa postal facility fined nearly $120K for hazards that put workers’ lives at risk
OSHA cited the U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in Des Moines, Iowa, for two repeated and two serious safety violations for hazards that could have cost workers their lives in the event of a fire or other emergency. The citations follow a December 2015 investigation of a complaint alleging various safety concerns at the facility. The investigation found that emergency exit routes were blocked, a mechanical fire door was inoperable, and workers were exposed to slip, trip and fall hazards and not trained on an emergency action plan.
Railroad traffic will be rerouted
Authorities say railroad traffic will be rerouted until debris is removed. The operator worked for A.M. Cohron & Son Inc. of Clarinda. Company chairman Keith Harlan says he was in his mid- to late 20s but did not release his name. Crews at the site about 50 miles west of Des Moines are replacing the bridge over the railroad.

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