Bob Berry

Mr. Bob Berry is a Principal Consultant at Haag. He has spent over 45 years in the field of construction. He started in the crane business as an apprentice, and after 4 years as an apprentice, was promoted operator. Mr. Berry has operated many types of cranes-- Friction, Large Hydraulic, Small Hydraulic, and Boom Trucks. He became a Foreman at a construction site of one of the largest phosphate facilities in the US. He became involved with job-site safety, starting his career as Director of Safety in 1984. Mr. Berry has an extensive background in the crane industry and construction safety and served as Regional Safety Director for one of the largest design builders in the US. He has worked with OSHA on developing crane regulations and currently works with the OSHA Training Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Primary Areas of Consulting

  • Construction safety issues and responsibilities
  • Code interpretation and compliance
  • OSHA compliance/violations
  • Crane safety training
  • Crane and rigging failures
  • Crane accident analysis
  • Crane operator duties and responsibilities


  • North American Crane Training Train the Trainer
  • NCCCO Trainer
  • NCCER Trainer
  • OSHA 500 outreach Trainer
  • Crane Hotline Corporate Trainer of the Year 2011
  • Construction Association of South Florida Safety Professional of the Year, 2017
  • NCCCO Crane Operator (TLL, LAT, TSS, STC, TWR)
  • NCCCO Practical Examiner # 001
  • NCCCO Rigger I & II and Signalperson
  • NCCCO Lift Director
  • NCCCO Crane Inspector
  • Hillsborough Community College

Presentations & Committees

  • Presented before OSHA Commission
  • Presented before MSHA Commission
  • Presented at 2014 Con/Expo on the history of the crane industry
  • Presented “Qualified Non-Electrical Work” at the Annual Crane and Rigging Conference (ACRP)
  • Served on Associated Builders & Contractors Safety Committee for 10 years
  • Severed on Florida Crane Safety Alliance
  • Featured in Crane Hotline Magazine
  • Featured in Lifting and Rigging Magazine
  • Developed more than 25 YouTube videos on Crane Safety

Testimony history available upon request.

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