Crane Group Concludes its Work; Creates Nationally-Recognized Safety Rule

After four years of meetings the working group that helped L&I create a nationally recognized Construction Crane Rule held its final meeting Feb. 3 in Tumwater. “The main thing I want to do is thank you” Michael Silverstein assistant director for DOSH told the group members. “We are recogniz...
Posted on: 03/01/2011

Crane Safety: New Federal Rules Will Require State-Level Changes

AGC of Washington and its partners on the crane stakeholders group testified last week before the Joint Senate/House Commerce and Labor Committee to give an update on the new crane and operator certification requirements in light of the recently-adopted federal crane rule. Mark Gauger Safety Man...
Posted on: 10/04/2010

The Federal Crane Train is Coming; Are You on Board?

By Mandi Kime AGC Safety Director Come to an informational meeting of the AGC Crane Task Force on August 25 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Center of the AGC Building in Seattle. We will spend about an hour on the Federal Rule and then some time on the WA Phase 2 rules. We will review the main are...
Posted on: 08/10/2010

Note Important Changes to L&I Crane Enforcement Protocols

The Department of Labor & Industries Division of Safety & Health (DOSH) has modified enforcement/ compliance protocols regarding documentation of Operator’s Hours for the Crane rules that went into effect on January 1 2010. Originally DOSH was requiring all operators to have a signed and...
Posted on: 01/19/2010

Crane Certification Checklist

The last issue of AGC Works included a recap of the looming crane and crane operator certification rules – and the fact that many firms have not yet begun the certification process. As one more reminder AGC’s Safety Department has prepared a simple checklist of what needs to be done prior to Jan....
Posted on: 12/22/2009

Crane Certification Rules Apply to YOU (Most Likely)

By Mandi Kime AGC Safety Director New crane certification rules take effect in less than a month – and it looks like only a fraction of construction cranes have been certified! During the promulgation of the new crane safety standards for Washington the Department of Labor and Industries estima...
Posted on: 12/08/2009

New Crane Rules: Here's What You Must Do

By Mandi Kime AGC Safety Director New Washington State construction crane safety rules take effect Jan. 1 2010 and here’s what firms must do to prepare: 1. Prior to Jan. 1 2010 your company must secure qualified operators – they will need to have an NCCCO Certification for the type of crane the...
Posted on: 08/17/2009

Get Up-to-Date Info on Crane Regulations

AGC is hosting a series of two hour presentations from Steve Jouwsma of Sicklesteel Cranes Inc. Steve will discuss the latest information on the Washington Crane Regulations what is going on with the Federal rule (C-DAC) as well as the latest developments in the national consensus documents (ANS...
Posted on: 01/06/2009

Enforcement of Electrical Inspections for Tower Cranes Expected

Many cities will now start to enforce a law regarding electrical inspections and tower cranes that has been on the books for years. The Department of Labor and Industries and the cities that have electrical jurisdiction recently determined that enforcement had fallen through the cracks due to ov...
Posted on: 12/16/2008

L&I Announces Draft Regs Affecting Virtually All Types of Cranes

True or false: Proposed crane and crane operator regulations only apply to tower cranes. False! If you have or use any of these cranes you are affected: power-operated cranes and derricks used in construction that can hoist lower and horizontally move a suspended load (with or without attachm...
Posted on: 08/05/2008