US crane & transport sector classified "essential"

By KHL Staff29 March 2020

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has received notice from the US Department of Homeland Security confirming the crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry and its workers as Essential Critical Infrastructure.

In Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce issued on 28 March 2020 by the Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industry and its workers are mentioned as essential critical infrastructure under Transportation and Logistics.

The wording is as follows: “Workers including truck drivers, railroad employees and contractors, maintenance crew, and cleaners supporting transportation of chemicals, hazardous, medical, and waste materials to support critical infrastructure, capabilities, functions, and services, including specialized carriers, crane and rigging industry workers.”

SC&RA said the list is advisory in nature, rather than a federal directive or standard.

scra

“We are pleased that CISA has recognised our industry and its workers as essential critical infrastructure as they play a key role in keeping infrastructure viable,” said Joel Dandrea, SC&RA CEO.

“We are grateful that CISA has responded so quickly to our request this week for recognition as essential critical infrastructure.”

For the latest information on how the crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry is responding to the Covid-19 crisis, visit www.scranet.org/COVID19.

KHL Group is also maintaining a rolling news story on construction and Covid-19 here.

Latest News
Diamond Scaffold Services retains merger-and-acquisition specialist for its sale
Southern scaffolder with a seasoned management team and solid workforce plans a sale to properly capitalize the business to continue its growth strategy
Webuild has US$12 billion Australian order backlog after acquisition
Deal means that WeBuild take on staff and order backlog from Australian engineering and construction company
Weak housing demand prompts turnaround plan for Skanska and Ikea’s modular homes arm
Weakening demand for affordable housing has prompted Skanska to launch a turnaround plan for its modular homes arm BoKlok, which it runs in partnership with Ikea.