OSHA Urges Territories to Enhance Crane Safety Measures

Agency currently investigating crane-related death in Guam port.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is still investigating a crane-related incident in which a worker was killed at the Port Authority of Guam. In the meantime, the agency republished its crane safety guidelines for all workplaces in the U.S. territories, urging employers to follow them to prevent fatalities in the future.

“Injuries and fatalities related to crane operations are preventable with adequate workplace training and proper attention to safety controls,” said OSHA Area Director Roger Forstner in Honolulu. “Employers need to take all necessary steps to reduce incidents involving crane operations and improve the workplace safety where cranes are in use.” OSHA will also be sending out compliance officers to conduct extra inspections at crane locations in Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For OSHA regional directors as they implement safety guidelines in their areas.
  • For officials in the Labor Department as they endeavor to ensure workplace safety.

Sources: Department of Labor


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