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OSHA Crane Rule Update + More

It’s been a long journey, but the highly deliberated OSHA Final Cranes and Derricks Rule is set to take effect on November 10, 2018. Originally issued in August 2010, the revised standard aimed, “…to update and specify industry work practices necessary to protect employees during the use of cranes and derricks in construction,” (Federal Register/ Vol. 75, No. 152/ Monday, August 9, 2010). The rule goes on to call for mandatory national certification for crane operators working in construction industries. Stakeholders from all sides of the issue voiced opinions on the final crane and derricks rule, with strong concern voiced over the enforcement of said rule. The stakeholder dialog eventually resulted in a separate final rule published in September 2014, that delayed the operator certification and competency requisites by three years to November 2017.



Nucor Steel Turns to VR Crane Training

In January 2018, ITI and Nucor-Yamato Steel partnered on two Virtual Reality (VR) crane training simulating units. The partnership kickoff culminated with a meeting of  the corporate Nucor Crane Maintenance Group in which the simulators were presented and demoed, with ITI in attendance.

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ITI VR Simulations - E-Book [Free Download]

The E-Book contains all the information you need about ITI VR, and what it can do for you and your team. Highlights include:

  • The VR Advantage
  • Benefits of Simulator Training
  • Hardware Spotlight
  • SaaS (Simulation as a Service)
  • Crane & Equipment Types
  • And More!

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Risk Management & Rigging the Load (Instructor Kit)

A complete PowerPoint presentation for your in-house instructor. This 2-4 hour training session covers the basics of rigging and lifting, or can be used as a refresher course for the more experienced rigger. 

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