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Cranes and Material Handling

PRT260  - 31.00 Hours


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5/13/14 5/16/14 Mesquite, TX USA OS PRT260 32 enroll now  
6/10/14 6/13/14 San Antonio, TX USA OS PRT260 29 enroll now  
7/29/14 8/1/14 Houston, TX USA OS PRT260 33 enroll now  
8/19/14 8/22/14 Mesquite, TX USA OS PRT260 36 enroll now  
10/7/14 10/10/14 Houston, TX USA OS PRT260 34 enroll now  
11/4/14 11/7/14 Mesquite, TX USA OS PRT260 37 enroll now  

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start,
please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or to get the latest schedule.


Crane HandlingKnow the significant safety issues to be considered. Participants will be introduced to the various types of mobile cranes. Participants are provided with intermediate information concerning crane operations, crane inspection and maintenance, rigging inspection, reading load charts, and corresponding Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and consensus standards. Exercises in applying OSHA and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, reading load charts and rigging tables, and preventing accidents are conducted.


There are no prerequisites for this class


  • OSHA crane standards
  • Overhead and gantry cranes
  • Crawler locomotive and truck cranes
  • Calculating load weights
  • Wire rope use, handling, maintenance, and strength
  • Chain, webbing, metal mesh and fiber rope slings
  • Knots
  • Crane signals
  • Center of gravity calculations
  • Sling load calculations
  • Rigging hardware
  • Rigging hitches
  • Rigging safety rules
  • Mobile cranes
  • Crane safety rules


  • Construction industry professionals
  • Maritime industry professionals
  • Manufacturing industry professionals
  • Warehouseing industry professionals
  • Cargo
  • Safety and health professionals
  • Supervisors
  • Employees associated with crane operations

Education Credits

3.10 CEU

Contact Information

Infrastructure & Safety

OSHA Training Institute Education Center

Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 | Fax: (979) 458-1426

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