DICA FiberMax Crane Pads

FiberMax Crane Pads Owner’s Manual now standard

August 15, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) To aid communication between lift directors, operators, and site safety personnel, DICA now issues model specific Owner’s Manuals with all FiberMax® Crane Pad orders. Each manual includes inspection and usage guidelines, technical specifications, and warranty…
NIOSH Back Pain Study

NIOSH Studies Relationship Between Lifting and Back Pain

In a recent study, designed to quantify stressors for lifting tasks, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), determined that there is a relationship between lifting and back pain. For the study, NIOSH scientists used a composite lifting index, which is the ratio of the load…
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DICA Joins Lift & Move in Chicago as Official Outrigger Pad Sponsor

DICA participated in the Lift & Move USA event hosted by Lifting Gear Hire in Chicago, Ill., May 3, 2017.  As the official outrigger pad sponsor, DICA provided a set of SafetyTech™ Super Duty DR48-3 outrigger pads under the outriggers of Imperial Crane’s 165-ton Grove GMK 5165-2 all-terrain…
IPAF MEWP Guidance

IPAF MEWP Guidance

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has updated recommendations for assessing ground conditions where mobile elevating work platforms (also called aerial lifts) are used. In the past, MEWP guidance from the safety group was aimed at outrigger-enabled equipment; the new information now…
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NEW SafetyTech Outrigger Pad Whiteboard Video

DICA has developed a new informational video to aid fleet managers in the selection of their outrigger pad products. The video discusses the need for outrigger pads, ineffective options and how the right load distribution product can increase safety and stability for outrigger enabled equipment, including…
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Back to Safety Basics

A recent article in Tree Care Industry Magazine articulates the importance of getting back to basics during the most busy season for arborists. Assessing ground conditions and proper setup of outrigger-enabled equipment is foundational to safe work practices. Like many industries, tree care workers…
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AC&T Features ProStack Cribbing

ProStack Cribbing Blocks were recently featured in the Industry Focus section of the June 2017 issue of American Cranes & Transport. The article details how ProStack Cribbing solves the challenges of setting up on uneven or sloped ground. The article can be downloaded from the AC&T…
Construction Safety Week

Construction Safety Week 2017, May 1st-5th

Construction Safety Week, May 1-5, 2017, grew out of a coalition of contractors who wanted to impact safety on their jobsites. Today, 60 national and global construction firms comprise The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum, which…
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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…
DICA FiberMax Crane Pad

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…