Barnhart Crane & Rigging Reaches Safety Milestone

May 13, 2002

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – When you are in the business of lifting and transporting extremely heavy equipment, employee safety is at the top of the priority list. Barnhart Crane & Rigging has recently reached a significant safety milestone: 350 employees have worked 500,000 man-hours without a lost time injury and over 250,000 man-hours without an OSHA recordable incident.

“The nature of our business puts us in the position of doing dangerous work. The safety of our employees has become a constant focus at Barnhart from top management to the individual employees. Safety is addressed at every scheduling meeting, every project review. Basically, safety is discussed at every meeting,” said Alan Barnhart, president.

The safety program at Barnhart Crane & Rigging is multifaceted. “Each branch office has a safety officer who is responsible for ensuring compliance with not only OSHA requirements, but Barnhart standard operating procedures, as well. Each safety officer is also charged with employee training, record keeping and performing safety audits monthly,” said Jim Yates, vice president of engineering and technical support.

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