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  • Unsafe construction worker without a harness working at a height on a beam
    Falls are the leading cause of fatalities on construction sites. Protect yourself, your business, and your workers by knowing when and how to wear fall protection. Plan ahead to work safely, efficiently, and meet OSHA requirements.
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  • Thick wire rope made up of multiple strands.
    How often should you inspect crane's wire ropes, and how should the inspection be done? Knowing a wire rope's lifespan is critical for the safety of you and your team. Learn about the necessary inspections and telltale signs it's time to replace it.
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  • Construction Worker Communicating With Crane Operator Using Nonverbal Hand Signals in a Noisy Environment
    Picture it: an operator has a heavy, awkward load suspended in midair – how can they follow the team’s instructions? Crane hand signals, that’s how. This technique is an old one, but it’s highly effective and free to use. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a standard method of signaling that can be used across jobsites. Check out these common signals and what they mean.
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  • Mechanical hoists for purchase at Americrane & Hoist Co
    Mechanical hoists are simple, useful tools for lifting and moving heavy loads. Hoists can move loads up or down, though supplementary tools allow movement of loads horizontally. Hoists are defined by multiple properties, including the lifting medium, the hoist’s power source, the suspension method, and the hoist’s lifting capacity. It is important to use the right hoist for the job. Before renting or purchasing a hoist, there are four factors to consider.
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  • Overhead Crane and Hoist Inspections by Americrane and Hoist Corp
    Sometimes you’ve just got to come out and say it: the LAST thing you want to fail is your hoist. Your hoist makes it possible for you to move thousands of pounds of materials and equipment. You trust your hoist to keep you and your crew safe. That means you’ve got to take care of your hoist so your hoist can take care of you. AMC Hoists has a preventive maintenance program which allows you to ensure that that all-important task is taken care of while you continue to run your business.
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  • What’s the Difference Between Passive & Active Fall Protection? | Americrane & Hoist Corp.
    Learn to identify the differences between passive and active fall protection and know how to determine which system best addresses the fall hazards in your work environment.
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  • Four Types of Active Fall Protection Equipment and OSHA Standards
    It is vital that employers provide their employees with active fall protection equipment and teach them to use it properly. We’ll discuss four types of fall protection and OSHA safety standards they must meet.
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    Little Mule will be increasing their prices on March 4th!
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  • Inventor of the Chain Hoist | Americrane & Hoist Corp.
    If necessity is the mother of invention, then ingenuity is the father. Both virtues are present in Fred R. Coffing, the inventor of the chain hoist that has helped farmers carry loads and factories move important inventory safely and efficiently.
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  • Crane vs. Hoist : What's the difference?
    Crane vs Hoist, What's the Difference? Learn more in this informative blog complete with a video explanation.
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Crane Operator Hand Signals and Their Importance

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