DICA Outrigger Pad Catalog

NEW DICA Product Catalog Launched

DICA announces the availability of a new comprehensive product catalog featuring its SafetyTech Outrigger Pads, ProStack Cribbing, and FiberMax Crane Pads. Other products included in the catalog are Ground Protection Mats, Wheel Chocks and Brackets, and TrainSmart Pole Barriers. SafetyTech Outrigger…
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DICA now on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

DICA got its start by talking with and listening to the customer. Our founder, Dick Koberg, wasn’t even in the outrigger pad business, but as a representative for fiberglass utility bodies, he listened when a customer asked him, “Can you build me a better outrigger pad?” That’s the question…
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Simple Ways to Improve Outrigger Pad and Crane Mat Performance on Hard Ground

Operators often think of using outrigger pads when they are setting up cranes or other outrigger-enabled equipment on soft ground. But very hard ground presents its own challenges for sufficiently reducing the ground bearing pressure. Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, recently addressed this issue in a Guest…

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…
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News

How much weight can a worker manually lift without injury?

According to a recent article published by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, there’s not a straightforward answer to that question. Historically, that number has been considered to be 51 pounds. However, in 2013, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued new recommended weight…
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 composite outrigger pad products. The video discusses the need for composite outrigger pads, ineffective options and how the right load distribution product can increase safety and stability for outrigger enabled…
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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…