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    Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    I'm perpetually amazed at the seemingly odd topics that pop on this board. With that said, I'm putting out a call for expertise, or potential contacts, regarding OSHA-mandated crane inspections.

    I recently inherited supervision of a unit that has a couple 2+ year old knuckle-boom cranes. Looks like oversight on certification and maintenance has been 'uninspiring'. I did talk with a Chicago-based crane service company today, but would like to compare notes with someone else that regularily dances in this subject area. And, would rather keep the service business closer to home if possible.

    I look forward to any posts or PMs you might be willing to share. And if you're in central Iowa, lunch will be on me.


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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    I'm perpetually amazed at the seemingly odd topics that pop on this board. With that said, I'm putting out a call for expertise, or potential contacts, regarding OSHA-mandated crane inspections.

    I recently inherited supervision of a unit that has a couple 2+ year old knuckle-boom cranes. Looks like oversight on certification and maintenance has been 'uninspiring'. I did talk with a Chicago-based crane service company today, but would like to compare notes with someone else that regularily dances in this subject area. And, would rather keep the service business closer to home if possible.

    I look forward to any posts or PMs you might be willing to share. And if you're in central Iowa, lunch will be on me.
    Your degree is in entomology? And you have possession of cranes?



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    Your degree is in entomology? And you have possession of cranes?
    Two cranes! Yep, it's about the damnedest thing I've ever heard of too.

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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    Is there some giant mutant killer bug invasion coming?

    You'd tell us if there was, right?



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    Grasshoppers - the size of Winnebagos. If we need cranes to wipe them out I am never going to work again ... spend my final hours on Earth with cocktails and video games.

    My greatest fear is that the Ele-Flea has been produced. Imagine an elephant that can jump 100 meters. This is going to mess the world up.

    We'll need cranes, and mortars, and RPG's.


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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    I know there is a big crane rental company right there in ames, they would probably be your best bet on finding info you need. Crane rigging & rental is the name I believe, they used to keep their equipment on the road by the new Theissens store.


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    I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome our new bug overlords



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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    Yes,I do know a local certified crane inspector, Jerry Heckman with Alex -Teck from DM area 515-490-8099




    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    I'm perpetually amazed at the seemingly odd topics that pop on this board. With that said, I'm putting out a call for expertise, or potential contacts, regarding OSHA-mandated crane inspections.

    I recently inherited supervision of a unit that has a couple 2+ year old knuckle-boom cranes. Looks like oversight on certification and maintenance has been 'uninspiring'. I did talk with a Chicago-based crane service company today, but would like to compare notes with someone else that regularily dances in this subject area. And, would rather keep the service business closer to home if possible.

    I look forward to any posts or PMs you might be willing to share. And if you're in central Iowa, lunch will be on me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Is there some giant mutant killer bug invasion coming?

    You'd tell us if there was, right?
    Absolutely not. The way people here carry on when a lil ol spider or centipede is found makes me


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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    I hope this helps... from:
    What Do Cranes Eat

    What Do Cranes Eat?
    Cranes are opportunistic feeders. This means they eat almost anything they can find, depending on what is available at the time. They will eat small fish, rodents (like mice and rats), amphibians (toads and frogs), small insects, plants and even berries.


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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    I set up our inspections for several years. Also oversaw a major installation and OSHA certification test. Our inspections are done by Kone Cranes. The have offices in Davenport, Omaha, KC and Minneapolis. All of our work has come out of Davenport. Feel free to PM if you would like more info.



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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    Do they happen to do cheap, high quality jerseys as well?



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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    We do all of ours in house, but your best bet is to find the local manufacturers rep/service center and see if they can help you or give some reccomendations. I don't know all the details (I avoid it to be honest, that's what we have mechanics for). I believe there are monthly and yearly requirements for aspects. OSHA 1926 Subpart N is the spec (at least for construction, not sure if you fall under that or not)

    The other thing you'll want to look into is the OSHA certifications on your people. After that slew of tower crane collapses in NYC a few years back, OSHA got real picky on certified operators, riggers, signalers, etc.



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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    Attachment 17487 sorry, talk of cranes always remind of Are you my mother?​ where the big thing just said "SNORT!"



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    Re: Know anything about OSHA crane inspections?

    What a great book.



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