Category Archives: Employees

Rigging Level 1

What an honor it was to witness a great group of construction workers honing their rigging skills. North Carolina has a great construction company called Vannoy working on the roads and highways. They all showed patience, skill and mentoring during … 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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Safe baggage handling

Porters and baggage handlers (longshoremen) working in cruise ship terminals experience a high rate of occupational injuries. These workers lift and carry heavy objects, such as baggage and supplies, and often work in environments that force them to bend, kneel, crouch, or … 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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Nonfatal injury and illness rate

US employees decreased slightly in 2016 as did the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work. 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2016, compared to 3.0 in 2015. Approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and … 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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