Help Improve Safety in the Crane Industry

The Work to Zero initiative at the National Safety Council, in partnership with the NCCCO Foundation, has released a new report summarizing the findings of a survey of certified crane operators and inspectors regarding safety in the crane industry. 

Understanding the Current State of Safety Hazards in the Crane Industry, identifies the most common hazardous situations these workers are exposed to, the main causes (i.e., situational risks) and contributors (i.e., systemic risks) to workplace injuries, and their use and perceptions of safety technology solutions used to eliminate or mitigate these risks. 

Key findings include:

  • Survey participants reported work at height, vehicle-pedestrian interactions, and loading and unloading materials as the hazardous situations they were most likely to be exposed to when on the job
  • The two most common situational risks directly causing injuries were falls from height and being struck by a falling object
  • The two most common systemic risks contributing to injuries were heat stress and fatigue 
  • Overall, the use of safety technology is fairly low, but the most commonly used technologies were proximity sensors, wearables for vital signs monitoring and drones

Access all of the key findings, including detailed charts and graphs regarding the survey responses, in the full report. Also, learn ways to take action to address some of the most common hazards to keep crane operators safe.

Upon sign-up, you will receive an email from [email protected] with a link to the report. If you do not receive the email within a few minutes, first check your junk mail folder or email us at [email protected]

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