Category Archives: Sling

Wire rope sling not too good

How much can a sling take before it yields, breaks and eventually drops the load? No one really knows until it happens. Inspect your slings, use them correctly and most of all do not overload them to failure. Picture of … Continue reading

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Carry Deck Fixed Cab Crane Operators

Just finished up with some really funny, caring, crazy guys at a company that really cares about SAFETY!!! Working hard in the classroom to pass their written testing and then showing the competition level of practical examinations, it came down … 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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OSHA and Crane rule

OSHA is set to publish the long-awaited updates to its crane operator certification requirements in the Nov. 9 Federal Register. As anticipated, the agency will require certification by type of crane, but will accept certification by crane type and its lifting capacity. This … Continue reading

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Virginia times 2

So now we have moved onto Ashland, Virginia to wrap up 2 weeks left of training. These next 2 weeks we will provide the final students required to attend the Service Truck Operator Training for James River Equipment. Ashland location … Continue reading

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Welcome to Virginia

As we move from North Carolina to Virginia to continue with the Service Truck Operator Training for James River Equipment, we have once again found some very dedicated operators. Our first week in Virginia was in a town called Manassas. … Continue reading

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Service Truck Operators are Funny!

Week 3 of the Service Truck Mobile Crane Operator training was a little different. We had some real comedians in this class as they had me laughing quite often. Not every class is so funny as the students are trying … Continue reading

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