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OSHA’s Rules and Requirements for Ladder Safety


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As common as they are in the workplace, ladders should not be overlooked as an everyday job site hazard. In fact, falls from portable ladders are among the leading causes of occupational injuries and …

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How to Choose the Right Synthetic Sling for Your Application


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Synthetic slings (also known as web slings) are made of nylon, polyester, or any other high-performance flat webbing material. They have become an essential part of lifting and moving heavy objects an…

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Key Responsibilities of a Qualified Signal Person


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A qualified signal person is one of the most important members of a crane operator’s team. With their precise communication skills and arsenal of efficient hand and voice signals, these dedicated prof…

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The Difference Between a Winch and a Hoist


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Telling the difference between a winch and a hoist can be a daunting task for someone unfamiliar with lifting and rigging equipment. To be fair, the subtle differences between the look of the two devi…

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How Fall Protection Training Saves Lives


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Falls account for the most fatal occupational hazards in construction-related industries. Until recently, most employers assumed that their fall protection equipment was fall-proof, only to realize th…

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Top Tips for Rigging Equipment Safety


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Rigging, like anything else in the construction industry, requires a strong sense of risk assessment and risk reduction. Following safety guidelines, however, reduces the chances of employee injuries …

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Give the Gift of Bubba Rope for the Holidays


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Know a friend or family member who likes to off-road with their truck or SUV and occasionally gets stuck in the mud, sand, or snow? Then help keep them out of a big hole this holiday season by gifting…

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The Different Types of Synthetic Web Slings


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Web slings are one of the most popular types of lifting slings for industrial and commercial use. They are designed to support heavy loads, with an unmitigated tensile strength that is versatile enoug…

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Basic Guidelines for Hoisting and Rigging


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Because construction sites are dangerous environments, everyone on location is required to be trained on safety protocols to prevent accidents that could cause harm or damage. From fall protection saf…

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Knowing Your Wire Rope Sockets


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Wire rope sockets are termination components that are permanently fixed to the ends of wire rope as part of an anchoring system. They are integral anywhere wire rope is used for support or movement su…

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