Mobile Crane Safety in the Propane Industry

The Mobile Crane Safety in the Propane Industry training program is designed to teach crane operators, field technicians, and managers the best practices and procedures for the safe operation of a mobile crane.

This program meets the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's general industry requirements for training a qualified crane operator, and provides the means to teach operators how to use cranes safely and effectively. It provides basic information on the safe operation of articulating and telescopic cranes, the two most common types of cranes used in the propane industry.

The program includes a video that highlights best practices and is organized into modules that allow viewing the entire program or individual sections based on job responsibilities and training requirements, a training manual, a quiz, an instructor guide, a series of Crane Safety Talk handouts, and a PowerPoint presentation of the program for classroom instruction. The one-page handouts can be used for safety meetings and training sessions.

Please note that this program may not include all the information needed to pass the written test part of the third party certification provision of OSHA's new crane operator rule which is under its construction standard. And, while OSHA has extended the deadline for third party certification from 2014 to 2017, it is still important for crane operators to be trained on how to perform their job safely. We are still waiting for clarification from OSHA on how that rule impacts crane operators in the propane industry.

You'll find all of our safety training materials in the Safety & Training section on our online Propane Marketer Resource Catalog (Propane MaRC), To request a paper catalog, please call us at 202.452.8975, or email us.

For more information, call PERC's Stuart Flatow at 202-452-8975 or write to

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