Category Archives: Overhead Crane

Qualified or Certified? This is the question?

Whow, again today I spent so much time talking about qualification and certification. As part of my introduction to OSHA for all students no matter what course you are taking through CCTI, Inc., I speak about definitions, who is OSHA, … Continue reading

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OSHA Penalties Increase for 2019

Do you know what your penalty will be when your cited by OSHA compliance officer visit to your facility? The annual increase started by President Obama and currently continued by President Trump has increased the OSHA penalties. Other than Serious … Continue reading

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7 Weeks of Training

As we finish up the 7th week of training for a great Heavy Equipment Company named James River Equipment we say Thank You for the great hospitality, locations, and wonderful attitudes of the employees. Thanks again for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Construction company goes Rigging

What does a construction company and rigging have in common? Answer lots of things. MB Haynes a reputable company that provides many different services all came together in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina to practice their rigging skills. MB … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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

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