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February 8, 2024
Discover the Different Types of C-Hooks and Their Applications

C-hooks may not be the most glamorous tools in the industrial sector, but their importance cannot be overstated. In the heart of bustling factories and amidst the clanging of metal, C-hooks stand as a seemingly humble tool that plays a pivotal role in lifting and maneuvering heavy loads with an ease that belies their simple […]

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October 13, 2023
Exploring the Heights: A Comprehensive Guide to Tree Ropes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 239 non-fatal injuries per 10,000 workers involved in tree work. Common injuries include falls, slips, and trips, all of which can be prevented with the proper safety equipment. Tree ropes are among the most common safety equipment used for tree work. Made from specialized materials, these ropes offer various […]

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August 11, 2023
Rigging Hook Safety Guidelines: Inspection, Maintenance, and Best Practices

Did you know that 24 out of 40 deaths caused by lifting accidents are due to rigging equipment failure? Safety should always come first when dealing with lifting equipment, and rigging hooks are no exception. Rigging hooks' integrity is critical in ensuring secure and accident-free lifting operations. Neglecting proper rigging hook inspection, maintenance, and usage […]

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August 11, 2023
How Fall Protection Equipment Safety Inspections Can Ensure Worker Safety

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers should conduct thorough inspections of fall arrest and protection equipment before each use and at least once a year by a competent person. Falls remain a leading cause of work-related injuries and fatalities across various industries, underscoring the critical importance of fall protection equipment. Fall […]

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August 10, 2023
Staying Safe and Secure: A Comprehensive Guide to Fall Protection Equipment

Fall protection equipment is a collective term for all the wearable devices worn to prevent someone from potentially fatal impacts on the ground.  To ensure worker safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that employers provide their workers with appropriate fall protection equipment for tasks at elevations of 4 ft in general industry […]

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July 13, 2023
Load Testing in Rigging: Ensuring Safety and Reliability

Conducting load testing for grabs, hooks, clamps, hoists, slings, shackles, and other lifting materials is mandatory in the United States. This process ensures the safety and reliability of rigging and lifting equipment, especially in hazardous and accident-prone areas. If your business involves rigging equipment, hiring a load testing service from a qualified rigging specialist is […]

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July 13, 2023
Choosing the Right Rescue Ropes: A Guide for Firefighters

Rescue ropes serve as vital partners for firefighters in life-saving operations. It is essential to replace rescue ropes, regardless of their usage, every five years to ensure optimal quality and reliability. Additionally, adhering to specific protocols and guidelines is crucial for maintaining rescue ropes. In some cases, novice firefighters who have not yet completed professional […]

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June 9, 2023
OSHA Rigging Requirements: What You Need to Know

Workplace safety is paramount, especially in dangerous occupations such as construction and the use of machinery like overhead cranes.  But what happens if an accident involving your overhead crane occurs and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is contacted? How can you prevent it from happening again, and what do you do to make things […]

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June 9, 2023
Discover the Difference Between Winches and Hoists

For someone new to lifting and rigging equipment, distinguishing between a winch and a hoist can be challenging. Even experts may sometimes find the seemingly identical designs of these two types of rigging equipment confusing.  A winch and a hoist may appear very similar at first glance. However, it is clear what each mechanical system […]

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June 9, 2023
7 Things to Inspect Before Using Synthetic Web Slings

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overexertion and bodily reaction are among the leading causes of workplace injuries in the United States, accounting for 22% of all cases in 2020.  This is where synthetic web slings come in. These durable and flexible lifting tools are essential in many industrial and construction settings for moving […]

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