Outrigger Pad Hand Safety

Standards for Hand Protection

Protecting workers hands from impact injuries, including broken bones, pinching and bruising, is the intention of many impact-resistant work gloves. Many products designed to be impact-resistant feature Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) or Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) and proprietary foams. However, no standard…

The Importance of Planning

Speaking during the World Crane & Transport Summit, held Nov. 7-8, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Keith Anderson, Chief Rigging Engineer for Bechtel Equipment Operations, addressed the importance of lift planning. Anderson acknowledged how easy it is to move forward with making a lift without…
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AJ'S Concrete Pumping

AJ's Concrete Pumping of Vancouver, BC has been a trusted and valued partner of DICA for many years. Putzmeister has also enjoyed a great relationship with AJ's and was recently onsite to capture their thoughts on their fleet of Putzmeister equipment. The video also highlights the great people…

Aerial Lift Safety 101

The following article, titled, Aerial Lift Safety 101 was published on December 27, 2018, on Tree Services Magazine website The article details how the options and choices for aerial lifts have increased for tree care companies, what hasn't changed is  the importance of operating these machines…
Boom Dollies

Boom Dollies Serve as Critical Tool

The following article, titled, Boom Dollies Serve as Critical Tool was written by D. Ann Schiffler and was published on January 4, 2018, on the American Cranes and Transport website.  The article details the importance of boom dollies in moving cranes from the yard to the job safely, legally…
Tracy Bennet

​Tracy Bennett to Lead Lift & Move USA program

The below article first appeared December 6, 2017, on International Crane and Specialized Transport. Additional information about Lift & Move USA can be found on their website. Lift & Move USA is a fantastic organization that focuses on promoting careers in the crane, rigging, and specialized…
Joe Penland Quality Mat Company

Risks of Hardwood Timber Crane Mats

The below article, titled, Risks with matting was written by Mike Chalmers and appears on pages 58-59 in the October 2017 issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport. It covers a recent presentation given by Joe Penland of Quality Mat Company at the 2017 SC&RA Crane & Rigging…

DICA the Official Crane Pad Sponsor for Lift & Move USA Careers Event

DICA was proud to be the official crane pad sponsor for the recent Lift and Move USA careers event held November 15th, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA. A set of four FM8x5x10 FiberMax Crane Pads were used with a Liebherr LTM 1200 for a special lift performed at the event. The event, hosted by Deep South…
Work Safety Clothing

High Visibility Clothing: Then and Now

A recent post written by Brian Zinkle on Hi-Viz Safety Clothing first appeared on Transporation Safety Apparel. We want to thank Brian and TSA for recommending DICA as an example of worker safety in a variety of fields. Please see here for his excellent article or scroll to read it in its…