Tuesday, 24 November 2009

ABC of the Carolinas announces training course on new NC OSHA crane law

NC OSHA has incorporated a new set of standards (13 NCAC 07F.0900) that significantly changes the requirements for crane and derrick operations in the NC construction industry.

According to Bill Fletcher, Senior Consultant and Trainer, SafetyTech Consultants, Hamptonville, the changes, which went into effect October 1, cover anyone who uses a crane or derrick. It places strict training and documentation requirements for crane operators, signal persons, and riggers.

The Associated Builders & Contractors of the Carolinas (ABCC) is offering a Crane Standard Training Course on December 16 at the association’s Charlotte office. This training is not for crane operator certification, or for rigger or signal personnel qualification, but to make contractors knowledgeable about the new standard as it relates to their work. The training is an 8-hour session, in English only, and is limited to 20 persons per session.

The course is $170 for ABCC members; $225 for non-members. For information, contact ABCC, 2101 Sardis Road North, Suite 220, Charlotte, NC 28227. Phone: 704-367-1331. Email: Jean Turner at jturner@abccarolinas.org.

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