Category Archives: Advanced Rigging

Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Rigging, Aerial Lift, ANSI, ASME, Below the Hook, Black Ice, Blowing Snow, Bucket Truck, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business, Chain Sling, Citations and Orders, Confined Space Standard, Construction, Conveyor Belt, Crane Accident, Crane Inspection, Crane Training, Days away from work, Death, Driller, Driving, Electric Shock, Employees, Employers, Entertainment Hoist Inspection, Fall Protection, Fatality, Fines, Gantry Crane, General Electrical Requirements, Hard Hat, Hazard Communication, Holiday, Inspection, Ladders, Lever Hoist, Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, Metal/NonMetal, Miner, Mining, Mobile Crane, MSHA, NCCCO, Near Miss, OSHA, Overhead Crane, Overhead Crane Inspection, Party, Phosphate Mine, Power Industrial Trucks, Qualify, Rail Car, Respiratory Protection, Rigging, Roofing, Safety Questions, Scaffolding, Sling, Snow Shoveling, Surface Gravel Mine, Surface Limestone, Thanksgiving, Training, Travel, Tree Service Accident, Underground Zinc Mine, Violations, Winter, Work-related Deaths | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rigging Training for Paper

It was a pleasure to provide several weeks of Overhead Crane Operator and Rigging Training to dedicated operators of mobile and overhead cranes. Learning about crane inspections, calculating loads, measuring sling tension, inspecting slings & rigging hardware were just a … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Rigging, Gantry Crane, Inspection, Lever Hoist, Mobile Crane, NCCCO, OSHA, Overhead Crane, Qualify, Rigging | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rigging, Calculations, Safe Lifting

There are so many things to Rigging. Many people can say they are riggers or know how to rig a load. But do you really know? Unless you can tie 5 knots, calculate loads, stress, angles, reduction factors, tension, you … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Rigging, Below the Hook, Chain Sling, Crane Training, Mobile Crane, MSHA, Rigging, Sling, Training | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rigging Advanced Training

Spending a day with these gentleman in Greensboro, NC is always exciting and you never know what might happen. Very experienced crane operators and advanced rigging employees. Congratulations on making it fun and adventurous. Best wishes on your next rigging … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Rigging, Rigging, Training | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s wrong in this Picture?

Performing my overhead crane inspection, this is what I found. What do you think about this mousing of the shackle?

Posted in Advanced Rigging, ANSI, ASME, Crane Inspection, Crane Training, Inspection, OSHA, Overhead Crane Inspection, Rigging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rigg, Riggin, Rigging & More

Sometimes you just can not get enough rigging. These groups of individuals from the same company down in Augusta, Georgia provided great excitement, enthusiasm, and most of all great ides of how to rig correctly. Many students showed different ways … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Rigging, Below the Hook, Sling | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advanced Rigging

Week 2 came to a close, there was some serious rigging going on in Augusta, Georgia. Students said “they wanted more, so we gave em more”. More rigging, calculations, inspections, mobile cranes, slings, square roots, length times width, Pie, and … Continue reading

Posted in Advanced Rigging, Crane Training, Mobile Crane, Phosphate Mine, Rigging, Sling, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment