OSHA 2055: Cranes for Construction

Course Description

Gain an in-depth overview of both construction and general industry crane standards and how to apply them based on the tasks being conducted in each industry. In many cases, the construction standards have application in a general industry setting. The course will also provide participants with training and knowledge to become a qualified basic rigger and crane signal person. Participants will come away with the skills and qualifications to train their personnel.

Course ID: OTI 2055P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 19, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $795 18005
Section Details Sep 18, 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795 18093
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16226 Mar 21, 2016 Mar 23, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
16227 Sep 20, 2016 Sep 22, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
17305 Mar 21, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
17307 Sep 19, 2017 Sep 21, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795
18092 Mar 20, 2018 Mar 22, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the new regulations and how they apply to their operations.
  • Improve their ability to manage crane operations on their projects.
  • Recognize crane operation hazards.
  • Gain the knowledge necessary to train supervisors and employees as qualified signal persons
  • Learn the requirements of a qualified rigger and how they apply to construction operations.


  • Crane Types
  • Crane Hazards/Accidents
  • New OSHA Standard
  • How Cranes Work
  • Anatomy of Cranes
  • Equipment Operations
  • Operator/Signal Person/Rigger
  • Qualifications
  • Critical Lift Requirements
  • Assembly/Disassembly Requirements
  • Power Line Safety
  • Tower Crane Requirements
  • Tower Crane Jacking Best Practices
  • Derricks
  • Signaling
  • Crane
  • Inspection Requirements
  • Rigging
  • Rigging Workshop
  • OSHA Compliance Directive
  • Enforcement



  • Photo identification (present at check-in)

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET