Inaugural Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the 2021 ACRP Inaugural Scholarship Program winners, Ryan Shire and Carson Brown!
Hi, my name is Ryan Shire, and my sponsor is Patrick Shire of Yale Cordage. I’d like to start out by saying thank you to ACRP for giving me this chance and selecting me for this scholarship. This scholarship will help me earn my degree and pursue my goal. My goal with my degree is to own and operate an auto shop. I’ve always had a love for cars and this scholarship will make learning more about them much easier, so thank you again.
My name is Carson Brown. (Sponsored by RHTC, Inc.) I am a student at the University of Louisiana in Monroe majoring in Risk Management. I was recently selected as one of the recipients of the ACRP Scholarship.
I cannot begin to thank each and every member of the ACRP who donated money or sold raffle tickets to help fund this scholarship for myself and for other students who are chasing their dreams. The money from this scholarship will go towards my tuition and will relieve the financial burden off of me next semester.
I promise each and every one of you that I will not let you down. I know there are others you could have selected to receive this scholarship and I want to prove that you made the right decision by selecting me as one of the recipients.
I am excited about my future and will always hold a special place in my heart for the members who helped me chase my dreams. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Congratulations to Top Trainer Winners 2019
OSHA Alert on the New Final Rule Regarding Crane Operator Qualification
On November 9, 2018, OSHA published in the Federal Register the new Final Rule regarding the qualification requirements for crane operators. See Link to the new Final Rule posted in this Alert. Some dates to be aware of are:
- November 10, 2018 – The Final Rule of 2010 took effect on November 10, 2018. Crane operators must be certified, which under the new Final Rule, may be by type only or type and capacity. Certification must be issued by an accredited certifying body.
- December 10, 2018 – The new Final Rule goes into effect on December 10, 2018, which means that the changes noted in the new Final Rule will be incorporated into the Final Rule of 2010, and made a part of the Federal Register as of that date.
- February 7, 2019 – Employers must evaluate their crane operators, and the evaluation must be documented.
There are three (3) essential components to ensure that crane operators are qualified. The Employer must ensure that each operator is trained, certified or licensed, and evaluated. (See paragraph 1926.1427(a)).
- Employer Training Requirements – OSHA lists the knowledge and skills it has identified as critical to safe crane operation in paragraphs 1926.1427(j)(1) and (2). The Employer must retrain each operator based on the performance of the operator, or based on an evaluation of the operator’s knowledge, there is an indication that retraining is necessary.
- Crane Operator Certification – OSHA lists what it regards as essential knowledge and skills in paragraphs 1926.1427(j)(1) and (2). The Employer pays for the crane operator’s certification or license. OSHA requires that crane operators recertify every five (5) years.
- Crane Operator Evaluation, and Documentation – The new Final Rule states that, effective February 7, 2019, the Employer must conduct an evaluation of each operator to ensure that he/she is qualified by a demonstration of (1) the skills and knowledge necessary to operate the equipment safely, and (2) the ability to recognize and avert risks associated with the operation. (See paragraph 1926.1427(f)). The Employer must document the completion of the crane operator evaluation, and maintain the evaluation as long as the crane operator is an active employee. (See paragraph 1926.1427(f)(ii)(6)).