SC&RA Elects Officers for 2013-2014

During the SC&RA Annual Conference, April 2-6, at the Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ, the Association elected Ron Montgomery, Intermountain Rigging & Heavy Haul, Salt Lake City, UT, as President. Joining Montgomery as officers for the Read More

April 17th, 2013 | Tags: ,

Link-Belt Unveils New RT & Crawler Cranes

Link-Belt Construction Equipment unveiled two new cranes, a rough terrain and crawler, as well as upgrades to an existing crawler, at a plant tour and luncheon for attendees of the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop 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

Forum to Address Financial, Insurance & Risk Management

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold its 2012 Financial, Insurance & Risk Management Forum on Nov. 14-15 at the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla. The forum will include sessions on Read More

OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement on Proximity Alarms

A recent SC&RA newsletter reported that a temporary enforcement policy issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration informs Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) that they should not issue citations involving proximity alarms and insulating link use with Read More

July 23rd, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Terex Announces Scholarship Recipient

Terex Cranes, Zweibruecken, Germany, has named the first recipient of the Terex Continuing Education Scholarship. The $3,000 donation was awarded by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s Foundation (SC&R Foundation) to Lee Rucker. Rucker is the son of Read More

May 15th, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Link-Belt Wins SC&RA Environmental Award

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association granted Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co.,Lexington, Ky., with its Environmental Award. As part of its commitment to “go green with increased awareness and visibility for environmental issues,” SC&RA instituted the award in 2011 Read More

SC&RA to Host Webinar on Debt Restructuring for Cranes

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), Fairfax, Va., will host a free webinar on Debt Restructuring for Cranes & Other Heavy Equipment at noon EST on February 15. Presented by David McCain, co-founding Partner of Read More

February 13th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Update Powerline Decals on Cranes

Some power line warning decals on older cranes may no longer be in compliance with the 2010 OSHA Cranes & Derricks regulation. According to a report given during SC&RA’s Safety Education and Training Committee meeting held last week, decals Read More

SC&RA Introduces Android Version of Crane Hand Signals App

A Crane Hand Signals mobile app from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is now available for the Android operating system. Since its introduction late last year, the free app has been downloaded more than 7,000 times Read More

Ownership: A Morality Play

Tracy Bennet- Editor Crane Hotline Small employers and owner/operators of cranes are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to complying with OSHA’s new Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule. To a degree, it’s simply Read More

SC&RA Seeks Clarification from OSHA

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has requested clarification from OSHA Construction Director Jim Maddux concerning two sections of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, 1926.1400, promulgated in July 2010.  On June 2, the association Read More

June 20th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Terex to Fund Continuing Education Scholarship

Terex Cranes, Westport, Conn., has committed $21,000 to the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s Foundation (SC&RA Foundation) for a new corporate-named scholarship program. The donation serves as a multi-year commitment for Terex to help advance the education Read More

June 15th, 2011 | Tags: , ,

SC&RA to Focus on Safety at Crane & Rigging Workshop

  The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association announces session topics for its Crane & Rigging Workshop, to be held Sept. 21-23, 2011 at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, Philadelphia, Pa. For more information, go to Read More

SC&RA to Host Webinar on New Tower Crane Rules

On June 15, the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association will host a webinar titled Tower Cranes: How OSHA 1926.1400 Affects Operations. This presentation will highlight the key areas in the regulations and explain how to comply with Read More

May 26th, 2011 | Tags: , , , ,