“Germany’s 3 Mile Island?” Nuclear Power Plant Crane Accident

How important is proper crane operator certification and crane training?  This accident recently shut down two nuclear power plant reactors in Germany. Germany’s oldest nuclear reactor was recently shut down as a result of a crane accident.  The operator of the Biblis nuclear power plant said the turbine linked to reactor B was automatically turned… Read more »

New York Operators Union Investigated

Apparently reps of union local with 1500 members of cranes and heavy equipment operators was under the control of federal prosecutors for more than two dozen members were convicted of corruption by the Mafia in recent years.   This according to a recent news articles.  It is my understanding that  civil racketeering after two requests for… Read more »

NAHETS Member School in Local Media

By Jason Singer Staff Writer, Oklahoman The bulletin board that hangs in the Career Services Resource Center at the Oklahoma College of Construction is a constant reminder of the dangers of mobile cranes. Crane Training Forster Barnes, lead instructor with the Oklahoma College of Construction,… Nearly every morning, school administrators post a media story on the… Read more »

ANSI Welcomes NAHETS

NAHETS membership in ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is the next step in strengthening it’s position as a leader in heavy equipment operator training, assessment and certification. Participation in ANSI activities will provide international as well as national recognition of NAHETS standards. ANSI Welcomes New Members New York June 30, 2008 The American National Standards… Read more »