Tag: Construction Safety

Lightning Season is approaching, how do we protect ourselves?

With lightning season approaching, it is best to learn and understand the safety regulations in regards to lightning. Lightning is a dangerous, spontaneous, and wild thing. Understanding what the proper procedures are and how to Read More

November 15th, 2017 | Tags: , ,

Understanding the Center of Gravity to a Mobile Crane

With mobile cranes, there are three basic components that have individual center of gravity points. These are the superstructure, carrier and boom. Each of these components has its own center of gravity. Depending on how Read More

Crane Tipping Accidents Caused by Small Loads?

When we hear about a crane tipping over we often automatically assume that it was caused by lifting an object heavier than what the crane can endure. However, crane tipping accidents frequently occur with loads Read More

The Cost of Walking and How You Can Save Money

With the onset of the aging workforce and the changing demographics in the work environment, soft tissue injuries are the leading frequency and severity loss drivers in the construction industry. While it’s impossible to eliminate Read More

Crane Risk and Loss Root Causes: Ground Conditions

Ground collapse often has a catastrophic outcome. A crane tips when the outrigger sinks, the load is dropped and the crane causes damage when it tips. When a crane’s outrigger punctures underground utilities, it damages underground water Read More

Learn More About Online Training Options

Schools, businesses, academic societies and other organizations are taking advantage of modern technology to share information more effectively than ever before. Not only does the power of electronics enable people to share infor­mation and learn Read More

Very Important News about Safety Standards from OSHA

OSHA recently released a listing of 50 FAQs (frequently asked questions) concerning the new 1926.1400 construction safety standards. Go to the following link, http://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/faq.html for answers to all 50 questions. Selected excerpts “An operator may operate Read More

OSHA Accepting Nominations for Safety Committee

OSHA is seeking nominations for eight new members to serve on its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Labor on formulating construction safety Read More

Prepare Tower Cranes for Strong Winds

We have been asked to warn tower crane owners on the East coast of the US the need to ensure that their cranes are at the very least left to ‘weathervane’ in to follow the Read More

Crane Management Seminar Coming to Orlando

Orlando, FL – Champions Gate Golf Resort How Changes in OSHA Crane Regulation Have Affected the Work Site Brought to you by Sims Crane and NBIS. On October 25th, 2012, Sims Crane and NBIS are teaming Read More

In Little Over Two Years ITI Doubles Number of Employees

Industrial Training International reports it has doubled its employee head-count in the last 28 months, adding instructors in the United States and Canada and business professionals at its corporate headquarters in Woodland, Wash. In upcoming Read More

October 10th, 2012 | Tags: , ,

SkyGuard Protection SystemAvailable for Older JLG Models

JLG has announced the availability of a retrofit package for its SkyGuard crush protection system. The retrofit kit allows owners to equip almost any JLG diesel/Gas powered boom dating back to 2004 with the new Read More

October 5th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , ,

Employers to be Recognized by NCCCO

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has launch its new Committed to Crane Safety program, which was dveloped by NCCCO to recognize employers who have demonstrated their commitment to safety by Read More

Crane Operator Certification Addressed in Meeting

On September 12, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosted a roundtable with OSHA, industry, labor and certification organizations to discuss the issue of requiring crane operators to be certified at different levels based on Read More

Crane Operator: “Best View in Boston”

Vertex Pharmaceuticals workers wondering what the view will look like out their office windows after the Cambridge firm’s big move to Fan Pier should ask Chris Rand. But they might have to climb up 18 Read More