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May 10, 2023
Boater's Guide to Mooring Line Knots

As a boater, you know how important it is to secure your boat in challenging waters or crowded docks. One of the most essential tools for this task is the mooring line. Mooring line knots can secure a boat to a fixed point, such as a dock, buoy, or anchor. They come in various sizes […]

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May 10, 2023
A Guide to Different Types of Mooring Lines for Your Vessel

Choosing the suitable types of mooring lines is critical for ensuring your vessel's safety, protecting crew members, and preventing damage to port infrastructure.  What are mooring lines? Mooring lines are ropes, cables, or chains used in securing a vessel to a fixed structure such as the dock, buoy, or anchor point, preventing it from drifting […]

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April 12, 2023
How To Choose Synthetic Ropes for Rigging

Synthetic ropes, however, have become increasingly popular due to their durability, strength, and flexibility. They’re also a popular alternative to traditional steel cables. But how do you choose the right synthetic rope for your rigging needs? Using the right type of rope can make a big difference in safety, efficiency, and overall performance, so don’t […]

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April 12, 2023
8 Easy Tips To Maintain Synthetic Rope Slings

Picture this: You're out on a job site, working with heavy equipment and loads that need to be lifted and moved with precision. You trust your synthetic rope slings to do the job safely and efficiently. But have you thought about how to properly maintain them? Synthetic rope slings are essential for many industries, from […]

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March 20, 2023
Tips for Picking the Right Lifting and Rigging Equipment

Some organizations might struggle with not knowing what kind of rigging and lifting equipment to use for the work required. Would a marine rope be the best option or will wire suffice? Are wire rope slings preferable or is a chain sling adequate for the task at hand? If your workplace uses lifting and rigging […]

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March 20, 2023
How Can Employees Remain Safe When Using Material Handling Equipment?

Employees should exercise caution when using mechanical equipment to transport, lift, and store stuff, as it can lead to occupational injuries. According to OSHA, this means: “Employees should avoid overloading equipment when moving materials mechanically by letting the weight, size, and shape of the material being moved dictate the type of equipment used.” Material Handling […]

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March 20, 2023
Choosing Wire Slings That Fit Your Rigging and Lifting Needs

Workplace safety is essential to maintaining high productivity and fewer delays in the construction, warehousing, and distribution industries. Out of 100 workers, 2.8 workers are injured every year in the US. Fortunately, there are many measures that employers and employees can take to further reduce these figures. Choosing wire slings correctly is one simple yet […]

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March 20, 2023
Tips in Maintaining Hoists and Winches: Top Choices

Once you familiarize yourself with a few rules for maintaining hoists and winches, proper maintenance routines will be an easy task. Much of what these tools entail to work properly coincides with the usual safety measures provided by the OSHA or other relevant institutions. In other words, every time you use a winch safely, you […]

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March 4, 2023
Active Fall Protection Myths, Debunked

According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were 351 fatal falls to a lower level out of 1,008 construction fatalities in 2020. Fall protection safety is a critical aspect for workers in many industries, including construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Unfortunately, there are several common myths surrounding fall protection safety, which […]

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March 3, 2023
The Difference Between a Wire Rope Sling, a Chain Sling, and a Synthetic Web Sling

Hoisting, lifting, and rigging are critical aspects of many construction and manufacturing processes and are necessary for accomplishing projects.These projects require the use of slings to lift and move heavy loads safely and efficiently. There are three types of slings commonly used for hoisting, lifting, and rigging: wire rope slings, chain slings, and synthetic web […]

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