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Tips for Purchasing Compact Lifts for Tree Care Applications

Several factors go into the search for the perfect compact tracked lift for your tree care business. As this April 2018 Tree Care Industry Magazine article details, consider these specifications when selecting the right model for your business: Size and working height; operating system; diversity;…
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Aerial Imagery Aids

Determining where to place a crane on a jobsite is an important element of the crane’s performance writes Erin Jepperson, the author of an April 2018 article published by American Cranes & Transport magazine. Jepperson writes; "determining where to place a crane on a jobsite is a critical…

Honoring Electrical Utility Workers

“The utility industry, and the lineworkers who operate bucket trucks, cranes, and digger derricks daily deserve tremendous recognition for the front-line role they play in building, maintaining and often in the worst weather restoring the nation’s power grid. We are forever grateful for the support…

Fleet Managers at EUFMC Share Best Practices for Promoting Health Safety Culture

“The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference is an excellent event for sharing best practices, networking, and gaining insight into operational issues faced by utilities,” said Kerry Koberg, DICA’s Sales & Strategic Accounts Manager. Held annually in Williamsburg, Va., the June 3-6, 2018…

Experts Weigh in on Considerations for Ground Stabilization

A recent article by Hannah Sundermeyer of American Cranes and Transport reports that the most important part of crane setup and operation is assuring proper ground stabilization. Industry experts shared their ground stabilization methods and techniques to using crane mats, pads and cribbing to…

Aerial Lift Safety Checklist by Aerial Safety Certification

The below post was published by our friends at Aerial Lift Certification.  The article contains two excellent checklists; "The Fool-Proof Pre-Start Inspection Guide for Aerial Lifts" and "8 Things NOT to do When Operating an Aerial Lift (and 8 Things You Should Do Instead)".  Regarding…
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Predictability and Control is Important to Safe Equipment Setup

A recent article on Safeopedia.com, a content-based website for safety professionals, discussed how leading indicators can make workplaces safer. The article by Bryan McWhorter explains what leading indicators are and how focusing on them can have a direct influence on reducing accidents. The…
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New ASSE Standard Approved for Wind Turbine Construction, Demolition

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) announced this month that the ANSI/ASSE A10.21 standard, Safety Requirements for Safe Construction and Demolition of Wind Generation/Turbine Facilities, has been approved. Publication of ANSI/ASSE A10.21-2018 is anticipated for June 2018, according…
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TrainSmart Pole Barriers Provide Easy Setup for Drill Rig Task Force

A joint task force of the International Association of Foundation Drilling and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is working to develop a certification for foundation drill rig operators. At a recent meeting where details of the practical exam were hashed out,…