New OSHA Regulations spur Rigging and Signaling Training
Beginning in November, 2010, new OSHA regulations regarding “Qualified Signal Persons” and “Qualified Riggers” went into effect. The Center for Business and Industry has been working with area Construction and General Industry Companies to supply the necessary educational and training to comply with the new regulation.
Effective November 8, 2010, per the new Cranes and Derricks Standard Subpart specified in 29 CFR 1926.1428, a qualified signal person is NOW required in any construction site. This 4-hour course covers information needed to serve as a Qualified Signal Person. Employers must designate a qualified signal person to direct the operator and assist any person handling load or equipment using cranes.
- Crane Components
- Proper use of the ANSI Hand Signals
- Crane Characteristics and Dynamics
- Signal Person Requirements per OSHA 1926.1419-1926.1422
- Working near Power Lines
- Voice Signals
- Written and Practical Examination
General Industry Training
Effective November 8, 2010, per the new Cranes and Derricks Standard Subpart CC specified in 29 CFR 1926.1401, 1926.1404, and 1926.1425, a qualified rigger is NOW required during hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly work. This 4-hour course covers information needed to serve as a Qualified Rigger. Employers must designate a qualified rigger for each particular job and must ensure that the qualified rigger has the ability to perform specific rigging tasks. Workers must be trained to recognize and avoid hazards.
- Basic Rigging Principles
- Rigging Component Identification
- Mathematical Calculations
- Sling Selection
- Rigging Inspection
- Wire Rope and Chain Design
- Proper Rigging Techniques
Rasmussen appointed to serve on the Toward Zero Deaths Committee.
Joan Rasmussen has recently been appointed to serve as the Southwest Minnesota Representative on the Toward Zero Deaths Committee.
Toward Zero Deaths is a multi-agency partnership that includes representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, Federal Highway Administration, and the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on MN roadways and work toward the goal of zero deaths. The partnership extends to the local level to involve representatives of the four E’s: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Services.
The Southwest Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths initiative aims to create a collaborative, comprehensive, and regional approach to reduce traffic deaths and severe injuries in the southwestern Minnesota counties of Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine, Big Stone, Swift, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles and Jackson.
Joan was selected due to her work as the Rider Training Project Manager for the State of Minnesota. CBI has had a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety over the past seven years. CBI and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety work with 19 colleges and universities to provide training to over 9,000 individuals across the State of Minnesota.
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