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OSHA publishes new crane & derricks rule
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new rule addressing the use of cranes and derricks in construction. The new rule replaces a standard that was established in 1971.
First all IPAF-trained site in the US
The Robert A Young building in St. Louis, MO is the first construction site in the US that has been designated 100 % AWPT-trained. AWPT (American Work Platform Training) is the North American subsidiary of IPAF that manages the training program in the North American market.
Overload testing completed for new Manitowoc 31000
Manitowoc has completed required overload testing for its new Model 31000
HAE offers new UK rental 'helpline'
HAE (Hire Association Europe) has launched a new free advice hotline +44 (0)121 380 4646 for employment law, health and safety and legal advice.
Crane safety alert on the effects of wind
A safety alert on the influence of wind forces during crane operations has been issued jointly by FEM and ESTA
Best practice to avoid crushing
The UK-based Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group, of which IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is one of the lead organisations, has released a Best Practice Guidance for MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms) with the aim of avoiding trapping or crushing incidents when these machines are used in confined overhead spaces.
Studio Mechanics union embraces AWPT aerial training
Chicago's Local 476 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has embraced American Work Platform Training, the North American Subsidiary of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
US Studio Mechanics Union Embraces AWPT Aerial Platform Training
"Safety is an attitude" is more than just an expression to Dennis de la Mata, training and safety officer of Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 476 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; "it's a way of life." And he comes by this feeling through experience. Said de la Mata; "a few years ago I had an accident where 800 lb of truss pieces fell on me. I was hospitalised for just under a month and spent almost two years in rehab. During that time, I replayed that accident time after time in my head and came to the same conclusion each time - it could have been prevented through proper training. From that moment on, I decided to do everything I could to make our workplace safer."
SMH releases eco guide
Systems Material Handling has published an emissions guide
Mast climber site is first 100% IPAF-trained in US
The Robert A. Young building in St. Louis, MO is the first project in the US designated '100 percent International Powered Access Federation.'
Higher Access spreads training web
Higher Access Ltd the UK spider lifts rental specialist has carried out a major refurbishment of their Manchester based headquarters and is offering expanded tracked platform training.
Arresting new harness
ZT a new harness manufacturing company headed up by Gordon Leicester, managing director of UK rental company Facelift and his partner Steve Morris, took advantage of the UK Vertikal Days exhibition to give the first demonstration of the company's innovative harness.
CCAA and NCCCO will develop crane inspector certification program
CCAA and NCCCO will develop a crane inspector certification program set to launch in 2011.
Lindsey Anderson reports on new lift planning software
Lindsey Anderson reports on new lift planning software
Fall Protection Symposium scheduled June 16-17
The 2010 International Fall Protection Symposium (IFPS) is organized to improve fall protection awareness across the board.
NCCER, OSHA back crane safety
The National center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed a formal recognition of NCCER's Crane Operator Certification Program.
EN 13000:2010 amendment
Mobile cranes delivered new in Europe since 1 May have changes to the operator's controls as a result of the 2010 amendment to the EN13000:2004 standard
HSS reports 11% growth in first quarter revenue
HSS Hire in the UK posted an 11% increase in like-for-like revenues to £41.9 million for the first quarter of 2010. The company, which reported 26% increase in EBITDA profits to £9.3 million, said the results were “strongly ahead of market performance”.
Don't be a Ladder Lightweight
The UK's Ladder Association's new 40-page code of practice has been completely revised and updated, it contains a wealth of information for ladders users and employers alike. Timed to coincide with the launch of the association's 'Don't be a ladder lightweight' campaign promoting training, the code covers everything from the Work at Height Regulations and managing risk, to ladder selection, safe use and inspection.
Advice for net riggers
UK organisation, FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) the trade association and training body for the safety net rigging and fall arrest industry has published a new information pack.
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