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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.…
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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…
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All in the Safety Chain

The September-October 2016 Telecom and Utility Construction supplement provided an excellent article on understanding the safety chain. The supplement is included with recent Crane Hotline and Lift & Access issues. Written by Rachel Abel of Altec Inc., “All-in Safety,” contained several important…
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AlturnaMATS Deliver Savings to WCP

Savings is one of the great benefits AlturnaMATS can deliver to your business. We recently received a note to that effect from Caleb Bradbury of Washington Commercial Painters of Kirkland, Wash. Caleb purchased a set of 12 AM48 (4'x8') in June of 2016 and immediately put them to work. The site was a…
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DICA Receives New Canadian Patent for Outrigger Pads

July 28th, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA recently added a fifth patent to its SafetyTech® outrigger pad patent portfolio. This most recent patent, issued in Canada (2,860,490) on July 12, 2016, is for C- or U-shaped TuffGrip handles used with any size or shape of SafetyTech outrigger pad. “DICA's…
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How to Use MEWPs Safely in Tree Care Applications

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) recently released an important set of safety tips for the tree care industry regarding the use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs). IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the…
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NEW Yellow and Orange Outrigger Pads

July 8, 2016 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA, manufacturer, of SafetyTech® Outrigger Pads, has introduced a new product line designed for the high visibility needs of the electric utility and tree care industries. "Yellow and orange SafetyTech outrigger pads have been available from DICA as a custom…