Information to Protect Workers from Falls

Written by Wall Street News on October 19th, 2016. Posted in Single sheave block, Socket termination, Wire rope slings

Rigging hardware

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has very specific rules and regulations to safeguard workers from falling at work. These protections have gone a long way in reducing the number of people who have been injured at work. In 1972, there were 10.9 incidents per 100 workers and that number had been brought down to 3.4 incidents per 100 workers in 2011. Fall protection equipment is a big part of that.

OSHA’s “Plan, Provide and Train” Policy

OSHA takes this all very seriously. In their materials, they list a plan for fall prevention as “Plan, Provide and Train.”

Plan

There are a lot of details that go into the planning of any construction project. They say that “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.” That saying has never been more true than when dealing

Even The Best Lifting/Fall Protection Products Are Worthless Without This

Written by Wall Street News on February 19th, 2016. Posted in Lifting slings, Marine rope, Wire rope slings

Wire rope

When you were young, you may have tried to impress your friends with daredevil antics, like climbing onto trees and rooftops, jumping down from as high as you could, dangling from the edge of buildings. That’s because too often young people think they’re invincible, but adults no better.
And if you work on dangerous job sites, there’s nothing less impressive than treating safety like a game. Serious workers have families that depend on them, and workers or managers who refuse to put safety first endanger everyone on the team (not to mention the financial consequences of an accident on the job).
That’s why it’s crucial to ensure your team always has two things:

  • Access to the latest high-quality lifting products and rigging hardware
  • Recent OSHA fall protection training, crane training,

Chain Slings Create Safe Working Enviornments

Written by Wall Street News on March 3rd, 2013. Posted in Chain link fittings, Rigging safety training, Wire rope slings

Chain link fittings

Man has been inventing ways to lift and move heavy objects since almost the beginning of time. One reason we know this is because of the discovery of 7mm fossilized rope fragments that were found in some caves at Lascaux that date back to about 15,000 BC. Mankind has been using lifting chains and lifting slings for centuries. Chain slings came along when they invented metal. Man was resourceful when it came to powering cranes too. For instance, large numbers of physically strong men and even donkeys were used power cranes by the ancient Greeks. In the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution, man began to use steam powered cranes.

Today, all kinds of industries use chain slings, web slings, wire rope slings and other types of lifting gear. Crane safety is of utmost importance and companies that provide their employees with crane and rigging training are really making a good investment towards employee productivity as well as providing the safest work environment for them. Working around huge heavy equipment is dangerous, but chain slings can help provide safe ways to lift cranes and other heavy equipment. The best choice lifting heavy objects is the use of chain slings. Steel mills and foundries are two types of industrial type businesses that make use of chain slings today.