Overhead Crane Inspection Classifications

To meet OSHA 1910.179 and ANSI/ASME B30.2 guidelines for comprehensive overhead crane safety, it’s important that all three inspection guidelines are followed closely. Initial Inspection—Pre-Service Operational Testing and Load Testing: According to OSHA, the first inspection classification is your initial crane inspection, which requires a qualified person to inspect all new and altered cranes prior... Read Full Article
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Common Misconceptions in Crane Safety

With so many myths in the workforce about overload, side pull, limit switches, and even daily inspections, we wanted to address these issues and clarify any misconceptions. According to The Fabricator Online, “being aware of common misconceptions will save your equipment and even may save your life.” Overload Too often, workers and crane operators believe... Read Full Article
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Overhead Cranes for Marine-Duty Locations

For most marine-duty applications, the overhead crane must be equipped to withstand harsh marine conditions in a corrosive salt-water environment. This application calls for specific types of overhead lift systems that are specifically designed for marine and outdoor applications. If you’re looking for a crane you can use within five miles of salt-water, we do... Read Full Article
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Safeguarding Your Production Process

According to an online article by The Fabricator, “The best way to make sure that machine operators can do their jobs effectively with proper safeguarding is to design machine systems around those safety devices in the first place.” (1) One way to easily avoid this problem is to integrate safeguards during the early design stages... Read Full Article
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Hierarchy of Hazard Control

In recent years, many advances have been made to ergonomic solutions in manufacturing facilities around the world. Oftentimes, companies will introduce ergonomic solutions to improve efficiency and productivity. But, many companies are also introducing ergonomic hazard control solutions to reduce worker’s injury risks. One important tool safety engineers and production managers use to minimize or... Read Full Article
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CMAA Changes Specifications for Overhead Crane Services

CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. Over the past year, the CMAA has revised Specification No. 78 titled, Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed on Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment. The newly revised specification has six sections including:... Read Full Article
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What can portable lift solutions do for your facility?

If you’ve been using multiple forklifts, load-moving dollies, or hand trucks to move materials and/or equipment throughout your facility, it may be time for a much-needed upgrade. This is true even if you already have an existing overhead bridge crane in your facility, and you are supplementing it with forklifts and hand trucks. Most large overhead cranes... Read Full Article
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