Tag: Crane and rigging safety

ASME P30.1 – Planning for Load Handling Activities

Standards for Engineers and Safety Professionals Worldwide ASME has been defining crane safety since 1916 with its series of B30 Standards. As load handling activities grow in complexity, there has been an increased need to Read More


Crane Risk and Loss Root Causes: Bad Weather Conditions

Working in Florida, high wind conditions rarely show up alone. They are usually accompanied by rain and often lightning. There are many things to take into account while making decisions regarding a lift in these Read More


Crane Risk and Loss Root Causes: Falling Objects

Objects falling from the load, or dropped during crane assembly and disassembly operations create a potentially lethal job site hazard. In many cases, the load simply has not been rigged, secured and balanced properly, causing Read More


Nominate Crane Safety Industry Top Trainers

By Lucy Perry, Editor, Crane & Rigging Hotline It occurred to me, as I recently spent time with four generations of my family, that learning never stops. At the ripe old age of one, my Read More


Safe Lifting Begins With a Stable Base

When outriggers were first introduced, they were used when the capacities for lifting on rubber were exceeded. With the advances in technology, design, and multiple outrigger configurations lifting on outriggers is the norm and lifting Read More


OSHA Emphasizes Hazardous Energy Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has developed comprehensive programs to help prevent hazardous energy injuries. Each year thousands of workers are killed or injured by the failure to control “hazardous energy” in the workplace Read More


Crane Risk and Loss Root Causes: Improper Rigging

We have all heard the phrase, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”.  When it comes to crane operations, rigging can often be that “weak link”.  How we attach a load to Read More


Fiber Crane Pads Tested Under Extreme Conditions

When it comes to crane site setup, operators look for optimal ground conditions but instead often find soil situations that can vary significantly. The right outrigger crane pad is essential for companies servicing utility lines Read More


Clearing Up the Confusion on Sling Documented Inspections

I keep running into folks who have questions about the ASME requirement for “documented” sling inspections. Most alarming to me is that a misconception has arisen that has caused some facility owners to simply “retire” Read More


Using Spreader Frame to Improve Sling Angles

We often learn from our surroundings. By taking a page from other folk’s playbooks, we can start to appreciate new solutions to old problems. Standard rigging generally calls for two to four slings rigged from Read More


Proper Setup is Key to Lifting Maximum Capacity Loads

Outriggers provide a solid platform for the crane’s safe operation and efficient use when lifting a maximum capacity load. Operators and workers within a crane’s radius must always be aware of how critical the placement Read More


Crane & Rigging Hot Line Announces Excellence Awards

There are trainers…and there are people who put their heart and soul into imparting reliable, comprehensive, technical information intended to make you safer and better at your job. Five years ago, Crane & Rigging Hot Line implemented Read More


Free Crane & Rigging Webinar Series Launched by ITI

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has launched a free monthly webinar series titled “The ITI Showcase Webinar Series”. The series features ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell presenting hour-long webinars on subjects selected by registrants. Registrants receive access to the Read More


ACRP Announces 2012 Workshop & General Assembly

ACRP has announced their annual 2012 Workshop and General Assembly. It will be held May 8-11, 2012 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. Please view their ad below or visit their website at acrp.net for more information. The Read More