One of the biggest changes that came with the new crane law has virtually gone unnoticed. OSHA, for the first time, says that refresher must be provided. Of course there are conditions. OSHA 1926.430(g)(2) states such that if the conduct or an evaluation of the employee’s knowledge indicates that training is necessary it MUST be provided.
If that is the case, conducting performance evaluations is a good idea to integrate into your business routine. For operators, they must perform proper crane set up, check for soil integrity, crane level, etc. Rigging personnel must be able to determine center of gravity and be able to properly inspect and select the best rigging for the job.
If you feel that there is a need for training as a result of an evaluation or conduct of an employee please feel free to contact CICB.