Crane & Rigging Workshop lined up to elevate industry

25 April 2008

SC&RA has assembled a roster of leading industry professionals for presentations at the 2006 Crane & Rigging Workshop, 21-23 September at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Georgia, US.

The opening session speaker will be Elena Carr, drug policy coordinator, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She contributes to DOL extensive experience working with unions and businesses on drug related issues.

Carr's presentation will focus on the Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, a partnership between industry, labour and government that works to improve safety and health in construction. Learn about SC&RA's role in the Alliance, the prevalence and danger of worker substance abuse, and resources available to help your company protect its workers from the potentially devastating effects.

The programme also includes:

Safety First – First in Safety: James Stanley, president, FDRsafety

Project Management for the Foreman or Supervisor: Frank Migliaccio, director of safety and health at the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers

Measuring Safety Performance: Terry Young, president, Construction Safety Experts

Strand Jacks: History, Operation and Uses: Martin Haynes, sales and marketing director, Fagioli PSC

Responsibilities of the Project Manager: Peter Fitton, P.E., executive vice president, Process Group, Inc.

Workers' Compensation: Maximize Your Renewal Negotiating Position: Kevin Cunningham, president, NBIS Construction & Transport Underwriters, Inc., and Bill Smith, vice president safety-risk mitigation, NBIS

SC&RA Videos to Supplement Your Safety Program: Randall Goddard, vice president, Atlas Industrial Contractors, Ltd., and Terry Young, Construction Safety Experts

Forklifts in the Rigging Industry and OSHA Regulations: Jim Hardwick, president, Royal Tractor Company, Inc.

Crane Inspections: Don Jordan, manager, Houston operations, Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau

Resolving Problems & Disputes on a Construction Project: Philip Beck, partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Jobs that Amaze: 2006 SC&RA Rigging Job of the Year Winners.

In addition there is the Exhibit Center that will feature products and services from as many as 59 companies. Also included are networking opportunities.

Visit www.scranet.org now and click on the “Event/Registration” button at the top of the site to review the programme, learn more about the hotel, print out a room reservation form, and register as an attendee or exhibitor.

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