Howard Kaplan


Howard Kaplan is the safety manager for Southwest Industrial Rigging in Phoenix. He has an extensive background in the heavy equipment industry as an operator and instructor. After working for 13  years as a heavy equipment operator for the Navy - 10 of which involved cranes and material handling for an amphibious construction battalion in San Diego - Kaplan was a material handling instructor and trainer. He is a certified crane operator with CCO, holding all four specialties. He can be reached at