Register Today For The Online Overhead Lifting Safety Conference In September

Advance registration is now open for the third annual Overhead Lifting Safety Conference ( Previously held concurrently to MHI’s ProMat and MODEX shows, the Conference will be held this year in a weekly webinar format this September — coinciding with Overhead Lifting Safety Month. The sessions are hosted by MHI’s Overhead Alliance, comprised of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA). Designed for safety, plant operations and plant maintenance personnel responsible for overhead lifting cranes and hoists, the series will include presentations and Q&A from industry experts and an OSHA representative.

Participants will gain practical information about crane and hoist inspections, safety maintenance and best practices for the safe operation and maintenance of equipment. Each webinar is scheduled to run for 1.5 hours — including a Q&A session — every Thursday in September, starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific). The four-part series is scheduled as follows:

  • September 3: OSHA Requirements for Crane and Hoist Inspections and Best Practices, plus supporting resources from CMAA, HMI and MMA
  • September 10: Chain Hoist and Monorail Inspection Requirements and Best Practices
  • September 17: Crane and Wire Rope Hoist Inspection Requirements and Best Practices
  • September 24: Rigging Awareness, including the principles of safe riggings and liftings and overview of applicable standards

The four-part Overhead Lifting Safety Conference is regularly priced at $300 total for all four sessions. Registration is now open at The first 50 registrants will receive a $50 discount — for a total cost of $250. In addition, registrants who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion and the following product specifications (a $260 value):

  • CMAA Specification 70 – Specifications for Top Running Bridge & Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes – New July 2020 Edition
  • CMAA Specification 74 – Specifications for Top Running & Under Running Single Girder Electric Traveling Cranes Utilizing Under Running Trolley Hoist – New July 2020 Edition
  • CMAA Specification 78 – Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed On Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment
  • CMAA Specification 79 – Crane Operator’s Manual
  • HMI 100.74 – Lever Hoist Inspection and Maintenance Manual
  • HMI 100.75 – Lever Hoist Operator’s Manual
  • HMI 100.24 – Hoist Inspection and Maintenance Manual
  • HMI 100.23 – Hoist Operator’s Manual
  • MMA MH27.1 – Specifications for Patented Track Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems
  • MMA MH27.2 – Specifications for Enclosed Track Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems

To register for the Overhead Alliance’s Overhead Lifting Safety Conference, visit