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Why OSHA Is Important

OSHA is a U.S. federal government agency that is responsible for ensuring workplace safety across many industries. It's an acronym that stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Riggers and signalpersons are certified by OSHA because they are important people on the heavy equipment work site. By ensuring that only well-qualified and well-trained personnel are operating in this critical work…

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What Is A Signalperson?

The job of signalperson is an old and ancient custom. Before electronic communications, signalpeople used flags and lights for communication. Some still do depending on the circumstances. In fact, the military still uses lights and flags, especially in combat situations. You've likely seen people on construction sites who stand around with flags and direct traffic. They don't just direct cars…

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OSHA-Compliant Rigging Training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has its regulation for the delivery of rigging and signalperson training, as well as the certification of riggers and signalpersons. Associated Training Services does not set those standards, but we must comply with them. As a matter of course, ATS training programs exceed OSHA requirements. That includes the rigging certification course we offer.…

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Do You Know The OSHA Standards For Riggers And Signalpersons

The world of construction is constantly changing, especially when it comes to legislative requirements. It seems that every year there is a new set of requirements and, in recent years, these changes have had significant effects on crane operators and riggers/signal persons. Crane operators now need to be certified whilst riggers/signal persons need to have formal acknowledgement of their skills…

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