Did you know that The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a lifting equation for calculating a recommended weight limit for one person under different conditions?
What directions do Overhead Cranes move in? This blog post will review some of the terminology that is frequently used in Overhead Crane conversations in addition to providing an Overhead Crane Dictionary.
It can be an extremely difficult task to operate a crane with the precision needed to ensure loads are picked up and dropped off without causing any damage to the environment or people around it. Which is why having a strong signaler and crane operator relationship is key in crane safety.
When working at height it is imperative to select the right fall protection for a specific task and understand why it is the best choice. A well-known system which is used to help select your PPE is the Hierarchy of Fall Protection.
When working with overhead cranes, dropped loads are one of the most common safety hazards. Improper operator training, side pulling with the crane, poor rigging technique, using an incorrect lifting device and hoist overloading, are the most common causes for dropped loads.
Update: The Ministry of Labour has extended the Working at Heights training compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2017.
When using an overhead crane for material handling applications, having a preventative maintenance program in place is IMPERATIVE. This maintenance program should be centered on crane manufacturers recommendations, and based on an effective and thorough safety and inspection program that is conducted on a regular basis.