Landmark Services Cooperative completes OSHA mandated crane certification
COTTAGE GROVE, WI, January 30, 2019 – The LP service technicians of Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) recently attended and successfully completed crane certification training implemented by ATS Specialized (ATS).
In November 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the final rule on crane operator certification requirements. The rule requires crane operators at a construction site to be certified or licensed, and receive ongoing training as necessary to operate new equipment. The requirements will become effective on February 7, 2019.
LSC is dedicated to being an industry leader and practices a safety-first culture. To receive their certification, the twelve employees were required to complete and pass a practical and written examination. This certification is valid for five years and ensures each technician is able to safely operate the equipment. The certification not only allows LSC to be in compliance with all safety regulations set forth by OSHA, but also gives LSC a foothold in the industry.
“Landmark continues to lead the way in industry with the best employees, best equipment and the best trained personnel,” proudly boasts Greg Higginbotham, fleet operations manager of LSC.
“When news of this requirement was announced, we could have looked at ways to be compliant without the training but realized that it would reduce efficiency and ultimately impact our ability to serve our customers,” stated Mike Elder, vice president of risk management. “Also, LSC has chosen to look at this as an opportunity to show our customers, community, and employees, that safety is our top priority.”
Landmark Services Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality products and services. For 85+ years, Landmark has provided farm-related products and services to its more than 11,000 members in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Employing more than 300 full-time people and reaching sales in excess of $373 million, Landmark provides a customer service-oriented approach in the communities it serves. For more information, visit landmark.coop, or call 800-236-3276.