NCCCO CEO Graham Brent Transtions to a New Leadership Role

Graham Brent, who has led the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, will step down from the certification organization and move into a new role later this year. The announcement comes just weeks after OSHA implemented national crane operator certification requirements. https://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/ Mr.…

2019 SC&RA Annual Board and Committee Meetings

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) held its annual Board and Committee Meetings Jan. 3-6 in Wailea, Hawaii. The Board of Directors and Committees of SC&RA and the SC&RA Foundation met to approve the annual budgets and formalize plans for the upcoming year. Committee…
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Equip Employees with Ergonomic Solutions that Match their Job

According to an article in the August 2018 issue of Facility Safety Management, 40 percent of workers in construction, manufacturing and warehousing environments experience physical pain due to their job. The article, Three Steps to an Ergonomic Workplace by Dr. Kevan Orvitz, reports, “The most…
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DICA Participates in Portland Lift and Move Event

In October, Lift & Move USA’s career exploration and education outreach event hosted by NessCampbell Crane & Rigging in Portland, Ore.  Industry support for the Portland event was exceptional, including major OEM’s Manitowoc and Liebherr. For the first time, the event included a self-erecting…
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AJ's Concrete Pumping Case Study

AJ’s Concrete Pumping, Vancouver, B.C. | Scott Sutherland, Operations Manager The Customer’s Business AJ’s Concrete Pumping, a division of Sutherland Concrete, operates a fleet of Putzmeister truck-mounted Z-boom pumps ranging from 58- to 24-meter, as well as High-Pressure Line Pumps. Since…
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DICA Exhibits at SC&RA Crane and Rigging Conference

In September, DICA exhibited at the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop, held in Louisville, Ky. Informative education sessions addressed practical issues such as sling angle, moving oversize loads, tool management, lift plans and more. One of the more intriguing sessions came from Dr. Jim…
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A1A Software Expands Features of 3D Lift Plan

November 14, 2018 (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) A1A Software LLC continues to improve the interface and features of 3D Lift Plan, making it easier for customers to use the crane lift planning program as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning and documentation. "We have…

Grounds to Proceed

Safety is the number one concern for crane operators. While hand signals have been established as a reliable, low-tech and universal way to improve safety during operation, it is also critical to understand the ground conditions and provide the necessary foundation support prior to the lift for maximum…

Protecting Workers from Injury During Crane Setup

In this article published in the October 2018 edition of The Utility Source, DICA CEO, Kris Koberg, talks about construction safety guidelines to protect workers from injury during equipment setup, with an emphasis on the use and selection of outrigger pads and crane pads.   In crane operations,…