Category Archives: Overhead Crane

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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Rigging for Talley Metals

Working in a metals plant involves many different styles of cranes, slings, rigging hardware and knowledge. Rigging a load to the overhead crane or mobile crane requires precise movements but also requires adequate knowledge of calculating the weight of the … Continue reading

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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

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Sling & Rigging Hardware Inspection

When your the crane operator, rigger and inspector what are your responsibilities? Inspect your crane Inspect your sling Inspect your rigging hardware Calculate the load to rig These are just some of the things the North Carolina Port Authority participated … Continue reading

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What is wrong with this Crane?

While performing an overhead crane inspection, as I looked up to the crane from the ground this is the first thing that got my attention. What do you see wrong in this picture? How do you think this happened? What … Continue reading

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