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Discover The Latest Overhead Lifting Safety Innovations During Webinar

The third in a set of four sessions shared during the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety), “Overhead Lifting Safety Innovations Panel Discussion,” aired on November 11. During the 45-minute presentation, four panelists discussed several new technologies available ...
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Learn Which OSHA Overhead Lifting Standards Are Most Often Cited ...

Insights from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were the focus of the second session presented during the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety). Broadcast on November 4, “OSHA Overhead Lifting Safety Review and Presentation of Upcoming ...
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Webinar Addresses Integrating Overhead Lifting Into An Operation’s Safety Program

The first presentation of the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety), “Dangers From Above: Integrating Overhead Lifting into a Resilient Safety Strategy,” was broadcast on October 28. During the hour-long session, three panelists offered insights into how their ...
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Understanding Safety Signs And Overhead Lifting Equipment Hazards

As heavy industrial equipment designed and engineered to lift, transport, and maneuver large, dense loads throughout a facility, overhead handling systems — including cranes, hoists, and monorails — can pose safety hazards to operators and other personnel if they are ...
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Why Capacity Markings Are Crucial To Overhead Handling Safety

All components of an overhead handling system — including cranes, hoists, and monorails — are designed and constructed by their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to support a maximum rated load. Typically measured in tons, the load capacity of each specific ...
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Hoist Chain Container Best Practices

When a hoist is equipped with a load chain to lift or lower a load, there is often excess slack chain hanging from the unit. This slack load chain can interfere with the load, the adjacent load chain, or even ...
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Why Key Personnel Must Know How To Disconnect An Overhead ...

With nearly all overhead cranes powered by electricity, it is imperative that personnel who operate, maintain, or work with these systems know how to cut the power in the case of emergency or maintenance need. That means they need to ...
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Crane, Hoist and Monorail CHM Alliance (CMAA, HMI and MMA) ...

Originally published in MHI Solutions magazine, Volume 9, Issue 4. Continued outreach and education on the topics of worker safety during overhead lifting are the focus of the Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Crane, ...
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New Government Partnership to Further Safety Goals of Overhead Alliance ...

Originally published in MHI Solutions magazine, Volume 9, Issue 4. Three of MHI’s Industry Groups recently were appointed ambassadors to a federal program geared toward the safety of hoists, cranes and monorails. Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Hoist Manufacturers ...
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Learn About Overhead Safety From The Experts: Register Today For ...

To help overhead lifting equipment owners, operators, maintenance, and safety personnel ensure the safest workplace, the fourth annual Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series (www.mhi.org/overheadsafety) will be held this October through November, 2021. Previously presented in conjunction with MHI’s ProMat and ...