Did You Know?

Does a Front End Loader with Fork attachment require a Hoisting License?  Yes!  The operator of a Front End Loader is required to hold a 2C restriction, at minimum.  BUT…if the Bucket is removed and replaced with a Fork attachment, the operator of this modified machinery is required to hold a 1C restriction.  A 1C restriction is required to operate equipment with hydraulic telescoping booms without wire ropes and Fork Lifts.

And Good News:  Pallet Jacks do NOT require a license!

Are you in compliance?

Are you in compliance with new Massachusetts Hoisting Regulations for 2017?  


  • Number of CEU’s needed to keep a Lic current has changed?
  • What happened to your 4A Lic?
  • The manufactures attachment rules, such as an auger, may require a Hoisting Lic.
  • If you have a combined Lic your number of CEU’s has also changed.

T.I.G.E.R. Training is Authorized to issue CEU’s for the Massachusetts Hoisting Licences. T.I.G.E.R. Training is an approved Engineering School authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (DPS) to conduct Massachusetts Hoisting License Training for 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, and 3A.

T.I.G.E.R Training offers onsite and open enrollment classes; prep courses for the state exam and continuing education courses for the mandatory CEU’s.

Check out our calendar for upcoming classes or call/email for information!


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Lets talk GHS the new OSHA Global Harmonization  System, or is it? A few questions you should be asking are as follows:

Where did this come from?

Why are the category numbers in reverse of the NFPA Fire diamond?

What really did change on the SDS safety data sheet besides the M?

What other employees are greatly affected by these changes?

Did any other regulations change because of GHS?

If you don’t know these answers you might not know GHS.  Many of our customers are receiving a one hour class to explain the new regulation. This time frame may seem adequate but do your employees really understand what a SINGLE TARGET ORGAN EXPOSURE CATAGORY 3 really is? How about a category 1A CARCINOGEN, where did the letters come from.  If you have these or similar questions give us a call we know GHS and you will too.