Free Seminar: Lifting Standards to A New Level


North Carolina contractors can attend a free crane safety seminar in Charlotte on Thursday, August 12. The training event, Lifting Safety To A New Level, will be held from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 9315 Statesville Road, Charlotte.

The program includes an OSHA update by Robert Jones, NC Department of Labor District Supervisor in the Charlotte office. Experts from Columbus McKinnon Corporation and Maxim Crane Works will discuss safe construction crane operations and proper rigging equipment. A Certificate of Training will be awarded all who attend.

For details visit To register, call or email: Jessie Jones 800-477-5003 ext 6253;  Email:

The North Carolina Department of Labor operates the state plan for occupational safety and heath approved by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The state has adopted state-specific standards that go beyond the requirements of federal OSHA standards for cranes and derricks.

These revised standards, which became effective October 1, 2009, update requirements for safety devices, operational aids, signals, specific types of equipment, inspections, wire rope, crushing and overall hazards, fall protection and equipment modifications.

Click here to view the revised crane standards on the NC Department of Labor website.


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