safety training

During my training sessions, I am frequently asked if hoist hooks can be repaired if they are damaged or broken. OSHA and ASME regulations provide specific requirements for hoist hook repair to help answer this question. According to OSHA 1910.179 (L)(3)(iii)(A), hook repairs by welding or reshaping are not generally recommended. If such repairs are attempted […]

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  Jason asks: Who is responsible for putting tags on chain slings?  Can I retag my chain slings with missing tags?  Do I have to load test a sling after I retag it?   Peter answers: It is the sling manufacturer’s responsibility.  The sling manufacturer is a person or company assembling or fabricating sling components […]

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Richard asks: What is the working load limit of a ½ “ – G80 2-legged chain sling when both legs are used in a choke?   Peter answers: The first thing that you want to do is to look at how the choke is rigged or rendered.  Working load limits shown on charts or tags […]

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For over 30 years, CM-ET has been conducting this 1-day motor class to help familiarize entertainment technicians and riggers on safe and proper general maintenance and repair of the CM-ET Lodestar. Starting today, this popular class is available online! Get trained today! Students can expect the same level of information they would get if they […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Highlights are shared from the recent IADC conference: the need for training & competency & changes by API to address training for lifting operations.

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Have you ever opened a Shaw-Box 700 Series wire rope hoist to see its inner workings? Do you know what the ideal preventative maintenance schedule should be on a Yale World Series, or how to properly double reeve a Cable King? The Columbus McKinnon training programs answer all these questions and a whole lot more. […]

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard, B30.11 has another chapter.   Revised in 2010, the most apparent change is the addition of Chapter 11 – 4, “Maintenance Training and Maintenance.”   B30.11-4.1 states, “Maintenance training shall be provided to promote proficient adjustments, repairs, and replacements on crane and monorail systems….” This added chapter includes requirements […]

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This photo and explanation have been provided by our guest blogger, Lou Collobert, from Independent Electric. Lou is a CMCO Certified Hoist Repair Technician.  Thank you everyone for your comments!  Here is the answer to our challenge question: The trolley or carrier has been modified to accommodate the hoist’s suspension hook. This is an alteration of the Original […]

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