OSHA Specialist to Discuss Crane Regulation During AGC Webinar

For organizations like the Associated General Contractors of America, which serves the nation's construction professionals, promoting the skills, integrity, and responsibilities of these workers is a priority. After OSHA released the revised Cranes and Derricks Standard and related sections of the Construction Standard last month, the AGC is hosting a webinar to help those in the construction industry to better understand these changes. The webinar, Understanding OSHA's New Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, will take place Oct. 12 from 2 pm to 3:30pm EST.

The much-anticipated standard specifies the updated industry work practices required to protect employees during the use of cranes and derricks in construction. It also addresses advancement in the designs of cranes and derricks, related hazards, and the qualifications of employees needed to operate them safely. In order to best clarify these changes, the AGC has asked Dean McKenzie, safety specialist for OSHA, to weigh in on these topics and more.

During the AGC webinar, participants will have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the changes in the regulation. Topics covered will include:

  • Updates to the old standard;
  • Employer requirements on ground load capacity, work zone safety assessments, and equipment condition; and
  • Employee training requirements.

Sign up for AGC's Oct. 12 webinar at http://www.agc.org/cs/event_details?eventId=2321. Following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to take part in a 10-15 minute Q&A session with McKenzie.