Another great Fact Sheet from OSHA on the proper inspection requirements for wire rope used on cranes and derricks in construction. This document is intended to assist wire rope inspectors and supervisors. These provisions are effective November 8, 2010.
Fact sheet focuses on what actions need to be performed for:
- Shift inspections: deficienceies and removal service criteria
- critical review items
- monthly inspection
- and annual/comprehensive inspections.
Webinar Topic: Economic Year in Review and Forecast
Chris Sleight, editor of International Construction magazine, will look at the key global economic trends that impact the specialized crane market and oversize/overweight transportation sector. In addition to general economic forecasts for different parts of the world, Mr. Sleight will look at construction markets and the specific factors that determine the business climate for owners and operators of large fleets of cranes and associated equipment.
Speaker: Chris Sleight, editor, International Construction
Price: FREE for Members and Non-Members
When: December 5, 2012 @ 12 pm EST
Crane Care – Guidelines for Good Clean Livin'
The June webinar brings together numerous industry experts from Manitowoc and MTU to discuss the importance of following manufacturers’ guidelines throughout the life of the crane to keep it in good working condition and to maximize its life. This online round-table will cover the following topics:
The importance of training and education for operators, riggers, and technicians on the rules of crane safety long before they start using a crane as well as the reasons a company should register the level of training received for each employee.
by Mike Brunet, Product Safety Director, Manitowoc Cranes
Why should a company follow the manufacturers’ recommendations for proper preventative maintenance?
by Dan Snook Corporate Training, MTU/Mercedes and
Brian Hill, Crawler Crane Field Service Manager, Manitowoc
Learn the advantage of tracking the crane during its working life via telematics.
by John Alexander, CraneSTAR and Technical Communications Director, Manitowoc Crane Care
How to adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines if the crane detects an overload occurrence.
by Scott Mohn, Mobile Crane Service Operations Director, Manitowoc Crane Care
The value of getting the manufacturers’ input and authorization of any structural repairs, throughout the entire life of the crane.
by Gary Herrmann, Structural Engineer, Manitowoc Crane Care
$29 members/ $59 Non Members
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Join Bishop Lifting Products at the Crane & Rigging / Industrial Crane & Hoist Conferences!
The jointly-held Crane & Rigging Conference and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference (CRC/ICHC), hosted by MCM Events, moves to a new venue in 2012. The two-day safety management conference will be held May 23-24, 2012 in New Orleans, La.
The two-day conference is geared for safety managers, crane and rigging supervisors, plant managers, and risk management personnel. New this year, attendees can choose from two educational tracts. ICHC sessions will discuss topics relevant to users of overhead cranes inside plants or heavy industrial environments. CRC sessions will be of interest to users of mobile and tower cranes working in construction environments. In addition, several joint sessions focusing on training techniques, accident trends, and rigging inspection and proper use promise something for everyone.
BLP will be exhibiting and invite everyone to attend this great conference series. Salespeople from our New Orleans and Houston branches will be present.
There's still time to register!
Register prior to March 31, 2012 to reveive the early bird rate $550 (a savings of $145). All early bird registrations will be entered into a drawing for an iPad 2. Registration includes admission into either conference and breakfast and lunch both days.
Register online: CRC / ICHC or
Register by phone: Franci Motz, email@example.com, 602-368-8552
Join John Hellums, the current VP of ACRP, and Bishop Lifting Products at the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) 2012 Workshop and General Assembly on May 8-11 in Cleveland, Ohio. The workshop will include training strategies, educational workshops and technical presentations from members of the crane & rigging community. The workshop and assembly will take place at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. This is a great opportunity for ACRP members and crane & rigging professionals to network and participate in industry workshops.
Schedule and Topics include:
Tuesday, May 8:
- Board Meeting
- Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 9:
- General Assembly Session
- Articulating Boom Cranes
- Facility Tour - Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Thursday, May 10:
- Risk Management
- ACRP Committee Meetings
- Concrete Pumper Trucks
- Synthetic Ropes Used for Cranes
- Overhead Cranes
- Annual Banquet
Friday, May 11:
- Computer Tools for Rigging
- ACRP Awards
- Closing Session
SC&RA is hosting another free webinar on April 11th at 12 EST. See below for topic information and how to register.
Crisis Management - Effective Strategies for Dealing with the Unexpected
It’s the crisis you most dread — a fallen piece of equipment, an employee injury, an accident on the road — and it is now being covered by the media. Is your company prepared? This webinar will arm you with the best practices in crisis communications, with a particular focus on issues important to companies in specialized transportation and crane and rigging.
You’ll learn how to:
- Apply the best practices for speaking to the media and other key stakeholders, which can make all difference between a company thriving during a crisis and closing its doors forever
- Apply the main elements of a communications strategy that gets your messages out
- Identify the key components of a communications contingency plan
- Use social media during a crisis
- Regain the trust of employees, customers, partners, and other stakeholders
By participating in this webinar, you will learn how to mitigate potential crises and safeguard your company’s reputation.
Click Here to Register
Bruce Cordingly, Principal
Sound Counsel Crisis Communications
J. Vander Stoep, Principal
Sound Counsel Crisis Communications
Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. Adds a New Location in Oklahoma City
Houston, TX -- Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP), a fabricator and distributor of slings and rigging supplies, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma City office will be the one-stop source for servicing the oilfield rigging needs in the Mid-Continent region. “Our Oklahoma City office will provide rigging solutions and local MaxiRider™ support to businesses in the region,” says Jeff Bishop, President of Bishop Lifting Products. The new office enables BLP to host key customers and prospects, as well as the ability to offer essential product and solution services, such as onsite product testing and training.
Bishop Lifting Products in Oklahoma City will be fully stocked with Crosby products as well as a fabricator of slings, such as wire rope slings, web slings, roundslings, chain slings, and Slingmax® high performance slings. The location is also equipped with a 350,000 lb. proof testing machine, laser tag etching machine for making sling tags, a pouring tower for fabricating mast raising lines, and a 20,000 lb. wire rope spooling machine.
Bill Ray, Regional Vice President based in the Oklahoma City branch, says “we feel like our Oklahoma City facility is state of the art! It enables us to provide unparalleled service, fabrication and testing of rigging equipment for the Mid-Continent region. We are very excited about being in Oklahoma City.”
This is the third new branch for Bishop Lifting Products in the past year.
About Bishop Lifting Products, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading fabricator and distributor of products, services, and lifting solutions for crane, rigging, marine, and oilfield applications. Our 200+ dedicated employees throughout Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Wyoming and Oklahoma supply wire rope, slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications.
The much-anticipated Crosby Sling Calculator is now available as an app for your iPad or iPhone! With over 15 calculators, this app is packed with utilities to aid you in determining sling tensions, calculating a load's center of gravity, and computing the volume and weight of a load. Users of our popular PC-based Sling Calculator will find all of the functionality, and more, here in this newest addition to our suite of apps by The Crosby Group.
Features of the Crosby Sling Calculator 6.0
- Features more than 15 calculators and utilities designed to aid in determining sling tensions, calculating a load's center of gravity, and computing the volume and weight of a load.
- Allows you to choose local measurement (Metric units, Feet and Inches or Decimal Feet).
- Indicate your preference for Vertical Sling Angles (CEN) or Horizontal Sling Angles (ASME).
The Crosby Sling Calculator also provides tutorial messages and inquiry screens that allow “real time” education on the use of the products many attributes. Finally, with just the tap on the screen the resultant PDF files can be sent directly to your e-mail inbox.
The Crosby Sling Calculator is available for $24.99 (US). Click here to download the app today!
Bishop Lifting Products is excited to announce the latest innovation in well servicing -- Crosby's Tubing Grab. Read more about the features and warnings here.
HOW IT WORKS:
The tool clamps onto the well tubing just behind the upset and is used to move the tubing to and from the rig floor. Keeping the tube horizontal, the grab allows handlers to move the tubing to the rig floor so the elevators can be attached and stand the tubing upright. The Tube Grab can also be used in the reverse. It is not designed to move the tubing to the vertical.
To install on tubing, pull the trigger fully, and press the jaws over the tubing. Release the trigger and verify the trigger is fully in the locked or forward position prior to applying a load. The operator’s hands must be free of the grab prior to applying the load. The grab must be installed adjacent to the flared end of the tubing or the coupler. Do not attempt to attach the grab directly to the larger diameter flared end or the coupler.
- Devices to lift 2-3/8" and 2-7/8" tubing.
- Engages with upset end of tubing.
- WLL: 500 lbs.
- Fitted with Crosby Shackle for attachment to air tugger line.
- For the oilfield well servicing market.
Read more here.
For pricing and questions on Tubing Grabs contact:
Permian Basin & South Texas:
Oklahoma & Rockies:
We invite you to attend the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette, LA on October 25-27. Technical sessions and exhibits attract the major decision makers of the petroleum industry. This event draws more than 15,000 attendees and features exhibits by 400 leading companies, including BLP.
Admission to the show and technical presentations is FREE, and limited to energy industry personnel. There's still time to register! Click here to register online.
BLP will be exhibiting and invite you to come stop by our booth BOS182.
Employees from our New Iberia, New Orleans and Houston branches will be there to answer lifting and rigging questions and to showcase the BLP MaxiRider.
LAGCOE has recently announced a smartphone app for this year’s Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition. The app is available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and any smartphone that has web-enabled browser capability. With its many useful year-round features, app users can:
- Review technical sessions and add them to your calendar
- Search for exhibitors and find them on the interactive floor map
- Download exhibitor brochures
- Stay in-the-know with show alerts
- Follow or join in on the Twitter Feed
- Link with friends and share event photos
- Find local host-city services and destination spots