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    Mobile cranes are responsible for a large portion of accidents,
    injuries, and fatalities.. An organization should be aware of the
    hazards involved in mobile crane operations. It is the employer’s
    responsibility to provide training for all phases of safe crane
    operations, andload handling. It is an employer’s responsibility to
    ensure that all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are
    utilized in crane operations..
    Loads that are dropped by mobile cranes pose a severe hazard to any
    personnel involved in crane operations. The manufacturer’s rated
    capacity shall never be exceeded, no matter what the reason.. A mobile
    crane operator has the authority to refuse to lift any load if there
    is any question as to safety, the weight of the load or any other
    reason. Per ASME B30.5-2007, it is the operator’s responsibility to
    consult with the person in charge of the lift, or the site supervisor,
    and not lift until safety is assured..A load indicating device is a
    tool that is meant to assist an operator in not exceeding a crane’s
    rated capacity, but is not meant to replace the operator’s common
    sense and judgment. An organization should insure they are calibrated
    annually.. A mobile crane operator should insure that the loads are
    rigged correctly and that the load hook is placed over the center of
    gravity of the load prior to lifting it. The person in charge of the
    lift shall inspect all sling and rigging hardware that is to be used.
    When two or more cranes are used to lift one load, one designated
    person shall be responsible for the operation. That person shall
    analyze the operation and instruct all personnel involved in the
    proper positioning, rigging of the load, and the movements to be made.
    Decisions such as the necessity to reduce crane ratings, load
    position, boom location, ground support, and speed of movement shall
    be in accordance with this analysis.

    Cranes coming into contact with energized overhead power lines are
    the number one killer of ground personnel in the United States. Prior
    to beginning work a site safety analysis should be conducted where all
    potential hazards are identified and marked..
    All lines should be considered energized unless the owning utility has
    provided written documentation stating that they are indeed de-
    energized.Always maintain the required clearances from electrical
    lines and sources as specified by ASME B30. 5 and the applicable OSHA
    Operators should use an audible warning and operating signal device
    to notify workers of crane movement. If the operator has a limited
    view, a trained, qualified signal should direct the crane operations.
    No one shall be permitted to ride on the load, or load hook. The load
    hook shall be secured when the crane is in transit to prevent side
    loading on the boom and possible boom damage. Lack of proper
    training is a major cause of accidents. Mobile crane operator
    training, in accordance with ASME B30.5 is required for all

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    Re: Safety comes first

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