Category Archives: Below the Hook

Load Testing for Overhead Crane

Prior to operating an overhead crane or a spreader bar OSHA requires a Load Test to be performed. 29 CFR 1910.179 K states it will be at 125% of the rated capacity. Thanks to all involved in loading and unloading … Continue reading

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SHIPBOARD PEDESTAL CRANE SAFETY

Shipboard Pedestal Crane Safety Providing proper training, performing regular inspections, and working within manufacturer’s guidelines are all effective ways to reduce the number of incidents caused by the failure of vessel-mounted pedestal crane components. Commercial fishing operations use pedestal cranes regularly, often … Continue reading

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Installed and Load Tested

Jib Cranes can be so useful and take up very little room on the floor. When you need to think about ergonomics, floor space and need something besides a forklift, a Jib Crane may be your answer. Once the jib … Continue reading

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Lever and Hand Chain Hoist Maintenance

Not only is Omaha, Nebraska known for good steaks? When traveling to Omaha I found some really good maintenance technicians at Omaha Power. The lever and hand chain hoist disassembly and reassembly was no challenge for this wide variety of … Continue reading

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My shackle can handle it?

These are some pictures of a 13.5 ton shackle. At what point do you think it is stretched? How long did it take to stretch this far? Did anyone get hurt during this use of the shackle? Will they do … Continue reading

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How many slings?

This is what I observed as I walk through a truck shop. 1-The question is how many slings can I fit in the hook? 2-How much hook can be used within the sling eyes? 3-Does this really look safe? These … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

As this year 2017 approaches the celebrated Christmas and New Year time, Robin and I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to many visits, laughs and most of all being … Continue reading

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