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Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontrolled Hoisted Loads

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Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontrolled Hoisted Loads

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Title: Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontrolled Hoisted Loads

Subject: Identification and analysis of injury risk to workers who use cranes in industrial settings.

Purpose: To provide recommendations to managers, supervisors, safety professionals, and workers for preventing worker injuries and deaths from crane tip-over, collapse, or contact with hoisted loads.

Timing of Review: April through August 2005

Primary Disciplines or Expertise Needed for Review: Crane safety, statistics

Type of Review: Individual

Number of Reviewers: 7

Reviewers Selected by: NIOSH

Public Nominations Requested for Reviewers: No

Opportunities for the Public to Comment: No

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments Before Their Review: No

Peer Reviewers:

Emmett Russell
Organizational Affiliation: Director of Safety and Health, International Union of Operating Engineers
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Crane operation, safe operating procedures, construction safety, labor-management relations.
Recommended by: NIOSH

William Smith
Organizational Affiliation: Office of the Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Directorate of Construction
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Crane operation, safe operating procedures, construction safety, crane rental issues
Recommended by: NIOSH

Richard Dressler
Academic and Professional Credentials: P.E.
Organizational Affiliation: Assistant Director, Technical and Safety Services, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Crane safety, construction safety, equipment manufacturing
Recommended by: NIOSH

Michael McCusker
Academic and Professional Credentials: P.E.
Organizational Affiliation: Construction Safety Association of Ontario
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Crane operation, safe operating procedures, crane assembly and disassembly, crane transit, construction safety training
Recommended by: NIOSH

Eric D. Fidler
Academic and Professional Credentials: B.S.M.E., M.E.
Organizational Affiliation: Manager -Product Safety, Grove Worldwide, Inc. Manitowoc Crane Group
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Crane operation, safe operating procedures, crane manufacturing.
Recommended by: NIOSH

Art Kerschner
Organizational Affiliation: Child Labor Team Leader, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Occupational health and safety, labor statistics, child labor laws
Recommended by: NIOSH

Katharine Newman
Academic and Professional Credentials: P.E.
Organizational Affiliation: Chief, Program Analysis and Control, U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Safety and Health, Program Analysis and Control

Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Labor law, labor statistics.
Recommended by: NIOSH

Charge to Peer Reviewers:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is planning to publish an Alert titled “Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontrolled Hoisted Loads.” This document should prove useful to employers, managers, supervisors, crane operators, riggers and ground workers in companies that use mobile cranes. It is expected that safety and health officials, construction companies, unions, crane and rigging manufacturers, crane rental facilities, building material suppliers and manufacturers, will benefit from the information reported by this document.

Since you have programmatic interest or expertise in this subject, we are requesting your assistance to review and comment on this final draft.

 
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