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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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February 23, 2023
What Is Load Testing and Why Is It Important?

Employee safety lies in the performance of your cranes and equipment. This is where load testing comes into play.  In this load testing guide for beginners, we'll help you understand what load testing is and its importance in the crane industry. What Is Load Testing? Load testing refers to creating simulations within a particular application. […]

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February 23, 2023
What Are the Requirements To Be A Certified Crane Inspector?

According to OSHA regulations, the employer is required to have a competent person to inspect all of the cranes and other equipment on the site. If you want to know the requirements to become a certified crane inspector, this guide is for you. From the required work experience to formal training requirements and testing, here's […]

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January 31, 2023
The Importance of Having Fall Protection Plans

Work-related injuries are still a huge problem despite today’s technological advancements and all the high-end safety equipment available. The Bureau of Labour Statistics issued a national census showing an 8.9% increase in fatal occupational injuries in the workplace in 2021, compared to 2020.  Falls are one of the most prevalent causes of this type of […]

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January 31, 2023
The Difference Between Passive and Active Fall Protection Systems

Fall protection is mandatory for many industries with demanding labor, such as construction work. In fact, 46.1% of all fatal falls, slips, and trips in 2020 happened to people who work in construction.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), employers must ensure that all walking and working surfaces are safe and provide […]

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January 18, 2023
Types of Fall Protection Systems and Associated Equipment

Construction workers and other employees whose work entails climbing on elevated surfaces are at risk of severe injuries and even fatal outcomes. To prevent such scenarios, OSHA recommends employing particular gear and protection systems.  Numerous industries use fall protection systems, including the aeronautical industry, the construction industry, wind energy, the oil and gas industry, and […]

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January 18, 2023
Types of Crane Systems and Their Function

In ancient Rome, during the C.E. 70 and 72 period, people used a so-called Haterii crane to build the Colosseum. Fast forward to the Industrial Revolution, cranes became an inseparable part of modern construction practices, replacing manual pulley gear. Today, cranes remain an integral part of construction projects, both big and small. With many different […]

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