Understanding the past helps us understand the present. “Voices from the past” give us insight into how we got where we are today.
Crane operator responsibility and crane operator certification are issues OSHA has recently addressed. James Headley’s three-part series “In Defense Of The Operator” speaks to those issues in the 1980s before there was much written on the topic. And his article “Certification Needed More Than Ever” was written before there were any national crane operator certification programs. Our industry has come a long way!
Mobile Cranes Harbor High Accident Potential
James Headley | February 1987
In Defense of the Operator
James Headley | December-January 1988
In Defense of the Operator: The Employer’s Duty
James Headley | February 1988
In Defense of the Operator: Spreading the Burden
James Headley | March 1988
Rigging: An Overlooked Area
James Headley | May 1988
Mobile Crane Accidents Prevented with Trained, Qualified Operators
James Headley | July 1988
Certification Needed More Than Ever
James Headley | November 1990
A Question of Duty: Are Crane Operators Responsible for the Actions of Others?
James Headley | July-August 1993
Safe in the Saddle: A Study in Electrocution
John Chamberlin | January 2000
What’s All the Fuss About?
James Headley | December 2012
OSHA, What Are You Thinking?
James Headley | May 2013