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…

Utility Fleet Managers Seek Safety, Productivity in DICA Outrigger Pad Products

At the recent Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC), “Fleet managers were looking for new equipment that would help them improve safety and operational efficiencies, said Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Manager. DICA has been invited to participate in EUFMC since 2014. This exclusive…
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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…
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DICA Debuts at UK Vertikal Days

In May, DICA participated in Vertikal Days, an exhibition of the lifting industry's latest products. Held May 24-25 in the United Kingdom, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, the show featured equipment displays of cranes, aerial work platforms, and telescopic handlers from more than 120 exhibitors. DICA…
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…
DICA FiberMax Crane Pad

DICA FiberMax Crane Pads Receive First U.S. Patent

June 28, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) On June 6, 2017, DICA received U.S. Patent No. 9,670,639 for FiberMax® Crane Pads, its first for this revolutionary product. FiberMax® Crane Pads feature a revolutionary bi-directional sheer web design that maximizes load distribution in all four directions, and…
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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…
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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…