Crane Safety

There are significant safety issues to be considered, both for the operators of the diverse crane hoist devices, and for workers in proximity to them. Use our high-quality crane hoist safety videos to train employees with the hazards involved in operating crane hoists. During an average year, injuries caused by working with or near cranes, hoists and similar equipment account for thousands of lost-time claims. There are certain safety rules that must be followed by everyone who works with or near this type of equipment. Our professionally produced crane safety training videos cover the vital rules of hoist operations.

More than 250,000 crane operators and a very large but undetermined number of other workers and the general public are at risk of serious and often fatal injury due to accidents involving cranes, derricks, hoists, and hoisting accessories. There are approximately 125,000 cranes in operation today in the construction industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 79 fatal occupational injuries were related to cranes, derricks, hoists, and hoisting accessories in 1993. OSHA's analysis of crane accidents in general industry and construction identified an average of 71 fatalities each year. High rates of serious and fatal accidents result for crane and hoist mishaps.

Over 90% of crane-related accidents are caused by human error and that the employees are the key to preventing these incidents. Topics covered in crane safety training include: Physical and mental preparation, Equipment inspection, Hazard assessment, Boom, jib and overhead cranes, General and operational safety devices. Crane operations, and Hand signals. Ensure your employees are getting the best crane safety training possible. Order our first class crane safety training videos today.
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