We love to talk about our entertainment training. We believe in teaching people how to be safer in their work environments. As much as I enjoy hearing stories from our training team, what gives me even greater pleasure is hearing this same enthusiasm echoed from one of our attendees. Bart Wells from Cory’s Audio Visual [...]
Thank you, Tim & Harris, for your comments. We also received interesting insights on our Facebook page. You know your rigging! Here is my take on this application: This is a wire rope support grid. These 1 foot squares allow a rigger to quickly position light loads in specific spots by dropping in a rope through [...]
Below is a picture of a wire rope support grid from an entertainment venue. Can you tell us what is wrong with this picture? Post your ideas in the comments section of our blog. We will post our answer on Friday morning.
The 2012 National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) conference was held in Anaheim, California this month. The conference consisted of industry leading companies that are involved in voluntary protection programs from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Department of Energy (DOE) or other government agencies. These agencies are responsible for developing and implementing cooperative recognition programs. During the conference, Columbus McKinnon [...]
Highlights are shared from the recent IADC conference: the need for training & competency & changes by API to address training for lifting operations.
Designed and forged in Chattanooga, Tennessee, CM Super Strong shackles are carbon-type shackles with strength ratings that are up to 50% stronger than comparable sized carbon shackles. As a result, they are designed with a 6:1 safety design factor. By using a special blended material, Columbus McKinnon is able to manufacture Super Strong shackles without [...]
Have you ever rigged a bundled load only to have that load spill out once your sling went slack? The solution is the CM Bundling Clip, which prevents the choker from going slack and the load from spreading after being unhooked. It also eliminates shear points and damage to wire rope. Check out our latest video and [...]
Columbus McKinnon has opened its newest state-of-the-art training facility in Tonawanda, NY. Over the past few months, our training team has been renovating Columbus McKinnon’s previous headquarters(most recently the LodeRail production plant) in Tonawanda, NY into a new training center. This facility now holds certification classes and training courses featuring a combination of classroom and [...]
OSHA has recently updated the following regulations for slings: 1910.184 (general industry) 1915.122 1915.113 1915.118 (for shipyard employment) & 1926.251 (construction). Effective June 8, 2011, all slings, chain, synthetic & wire rope, are required to have identification tags/labels permanently attached to them. This regulation applies to slings sold and used in the United States. Historically, [...]