John Glinski is a seasoned professional in the construction industry with over 30 years of experience. His current position as Safety Manager for Cranes and Rigging on the Tappan Zee Replacement project – the largest bridge and highway infrastructure project in the country – holds him responsible for over 30 cranes, including the Left Coast Lifter, one of the largest floating cranes in the world.
John is an employee of the Fluor Corporation, assigned to the Tappan Zee Replacement project. His current responsibilities include managing rigging inspections, providing safety oversight for all project cranes and their operations and reviewing all lift plans, from the most critical to the commonplace. He also teaches Rigger, Signal Person and Fall Protection classes for the project.
John feels that one of his most valuable contributions to the New York Tappn Zee Bridge replacement is the institution of an RFID chip system, which has since been implemented in over 7,000 sections the project’s rigging. The Crosby RFID system allows accurate inspection recording and tracking of every piece of rigging on the massive project.