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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Launches New Crane Safety Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released two new crane training programs to educate employees about crane safety and help organizations comply with OSHA crane standards. The programs are Overhead & Gantry Cranes and Cranes in Construction.

Overhead & Gantry Cranes uses real-life informative visuals to give employees a close-up look at bridge and gantry crane systems and supports OSHA Standard CFR 1910.179. It describes safe work practices, including periodic and daily pre-operational inspections, how to rig and move a load, and how to prepare and execute a lift.

Cranes in Construction presents the differences between mobile, tower and crawler cranes and helps employees understand the responsibilities of each crane crew member. It explores the eight most common hazards associated with these types of cranes and will help organizations comply with OSHA's Cranes In Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC.

Program elements for both Cranes in Construction and Overhead & Gantry Cranes include a DVD, a leader's guide and a customizable PowerPoint presentation. Both programs are available now in English and will be available in Spanish and Portuguese. Additional information is available by calling 800-861-7668 or emailing A free online preview is accessible at


DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 13 DuPont business groups, is an integrated global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings comprise four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Training Solutions and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently and improve worker skills and performance. Our training solutions have been used by more than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

Christine O'Brien Sarah Britt