SC&RA Annual Conference 2017_Acoustic Alchemy

The 2017 SC&RA Annual Conference and Acoustic Alchemy Guitar Reception

The annual conference and premier event for SC&RA was held in April and attracted owners, CEO’s, top managers and leaders in the industry. Highlights included education sessions by well-known authors and speakers, committee meetings and numerous networking opportunities. A networking highlight…
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DICA Partners with Equipment OEMs, NCCCO, and 3D Lift Plan at ConExpo 2017

Earlier this month, DICA Outrigger Pads and Crane Pads were on display in more than 15 locations around the show at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas, Nev. DICA’s Outrigger pads and Crane pads were setup under the outriggers of many pieces of equipment, from small industrial cranes, to large all-terrain…
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JHam Consulting to Present Crane Assembly and Disassembly Checklists at Conexpo-Con/Agg

There are ten education tracks slated this year for Conexpo-Con/Agg. Of the ten, the Crane, Rigging and Aerial Lifts track, will feature many worthwhile sessions. Be sure to check out Crane Assembly and Disassembly Checklists, presented by Jeff Hammons, President of JHam Group Consulting. Hammons…

Safety Lessons for Crane Users from Deepwater Horizon

A recent blog post by David Vaucher MBA, MENG an oil and gas industry data analyst, about the movie Deepwater Horizon, is worth reading and using in safety training. The movie highlights the fact that many individuals attempted to stop the job, but were overridden for the sake of the schedule. As…
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DICA to exhibit at World of Concrete 2017

October 13, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA, manufacturer, of the ergonomically friendly SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads, will display products for concrete pumping contractors at World of Concrete 2017 (Booth C6879). Recessed Radius SafetyTech outrigger pads are guaranteed unbreakable due to their…
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Lightweight FiberMax Crane Pads Improve Transport Options for Crane Companies

Permitting for mobile cranes across states and other jurisdictions can be a frustrating process. Central to the problem are various differences in allowable axles and allowable weights and the definition of non-divisible load. A September 2016 article in American Cranes & Transport, “A permitting…
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OSHA and Tree Care Industry Stakeholders Discuss Protecting Workers

OSHA has begun laying the groundwork for a proposed regulation to reduce fatalities and injuries in the tree care industry, reported Business Insurance, following a meeting with industry stakeholders this past summer. Interest in the development of a tree care rule was first instigated by the Tree Care…

Utility Workers Compete at 33rd International Lineman’s Rodeo

Hundreds of linemen from utility companies across the United States, Canada, and the U.K., competed October 15th at the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kan. The 33rd annual competition attracts the very best linemen, who had competed at the local level to advance to this championship.…
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DICA Named Official Outrigger Pad Sponsor for the 33rd Annual Lineman's Rodeo

September 12, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) For the eighth year in a row, DICA, manufacturer, of US and Canadian, patented SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads, will be the official outrigger pad sponsor for the 33rd International Lineman’s Rodeo World Championship. Hosted by Kansas City Power &…
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All in the Safety Chain

The September-October 2016 Telecom and Utility Construction supplement provided an excellent article on understanding the safety chain. The supplement is included with recent Crane Hotline and Lift & Access issues. Written by Rachel Abel of Altec Inc., “All-in Safety,” contained several important…