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Interns Get a Safety Lesson 400 Feet Above San Francisco

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   November 11, 2015
Interns Get a Safety Lesson 400 Feet Above San Francisco

Learning about construction safety doesn’t always happen in a classroom setting or in front of a computer. Some of the best learning can take place right on the job—especially when the job is 399 Fremont! This summer four Swinerton interns had the opportunity to get out of the classroom and onto a jobsite to learn about site safety; specifically, how to properly operate tower cranes directly from our own safety experts.

With a view far more pleasing than a chalkboard, site Safety Manager Greg Piccolotti at the 399 Fremont high-rise project in
San Francisco, California, dedicated a few hours to give the four lucky interns a tour of the impressive project. On this particular day, Cal/OSHA was also on site conducting an annual inspection of the tower crane. This provided the interns with a great opportunity to learn about the Cal/OSHA Tower Crane requirements, while also receiving a first-hand look at what it takes to navigate the tower
crane permit process through Cal/OSHA. While on site, Doug Woods of the Cal/OSHA Crane Unit spoke with the interns about proper operating requirements to ensure that some of the most visible construction equipment in Northern California remains in safe
operating conditions.

Special thanks to Cal/OSHA representatives and Greg Piccolotti for taking the time to give the interns a real-life lesson in safety outside of the classroom.