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DICA Expands Presence at Conexpo-Con/Agg

December 9, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA will display it’s Made in the USA SafetyTech® outrigger pads and FiberMax® crane pads from two booth locations at the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg show, to be held March 7-11 in Las Vegas—C20571 and G4022. “We have doubled our footprint in this important…

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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Standard Outrigger Pad Use Policies Improve Safety

Many crane rental companies and DICA customers often report having standard policies in place regarding the use of outrigger pads or crane pads. DICA recommends using outrigger pads or cranes pads every time outriggers are deployed. The recent article, "Experienced but not competent?" on page 41 in…
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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.…

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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FiberMax Crane Pad Case Study for 265-ton All-Terrain Crane

The Customer’s Business Connelly Crane Rental Corp., Detroit Mich., is a 75-year-old regional crane rental company serving Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Its fleet includes boom trucks, RT cranes, AT and truck cranes, and crawler cranes. For years the company has used timber mats and steel plates for…