Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: 0009014
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Course Description


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





Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how crane accidents occur and who is at risk
  • Identify commonly used cranes and crane hazards
  • Recognize applicable OSHA Standards
  • Discuss load capacities, lifting principles of mobile cranes and common-sense crane safety
  • Explain the importance of annual inspections and how to get 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.”



Other Approvals


Louisiana Residential Contractor (LSLBC): 000001
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Residential: SRA0049
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB): CILB-0009014
Georgia Construction Contractor: FCILB-0009014
Kansas Contractors: FCILB-0009014
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: WPS001
North Carolina Contractor (NCLBGC):