Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: SRA0049

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Course Description

Oregon CCB Series A Course Approval Number: SRA0049

This interactive distance-learning course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance and control — not standards, in an effort to train workers on safety issues surrounding the use of cranes and the hazards associated with crane use. No attempt has been made to treat the topic exhaustively. This course is also not a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. Other standards and references used for this presentation are as follows:

    • Mobile Hydraulic Crane Standards (PCSA Standard #2; Power Crane and Shovel Association)
    • U.S. Standards (Safety Code for Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Jacks, and Slings; Crawler, locomotive and truck cranes; USAS B30.5-1968)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will acquire a better understanding of:

    • How crane accidents occur and who is at risk
    • Commonly used cranes
    • Crane hazard identification
    • Applying the applicable OSHA Standard
    • Load capacities
    • Lifting principles of mobile cranes
    • Common sense crane safety
    • The importance of annual inspections
    • OSHA Assistance

Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

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