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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Are Construction Standards Enough to Prevent Vermont Crane Accidents and Injuries
Just as in every industry, there are safety standards that the Federal government makes to ensure safe crane operation. However, Vermont has recently had two crane accidents and work injuries, which has caused some to take a closer look at crane safety.
The main causes of crane worker injuries and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), include:
Mobile crane tip-overs: Crane tip-overs tend to happen when a crane operator is performing work outside of the manufacturer's safe lifting capacity.
Boom collapses: Crane booms collapse due to improper rigging, overloading, and poor disassembly procedures.