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Silver Award Winner for Crane & Rigging Support

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On May 6, 2011, Bishop Lifting Products (BLP) was the recipient of the Crane & Rigging Support – Silver award in Houston Business Roundtable’s Safety Excellence competition.  Since 1988, the Houston Business Roundtable has been recognizing greater Houston area Industrial Contractors for outstanding safety performance.  This award process has become a joint effort to improve on-site safety, eliminate accidents, and most importantly, reduce injuries to employees. 

After receiving the nomination from BP in the category of Crane & Rigging Support, forms were submitted including the OSHA required safety data for fatalities, lost workday cases, recordable injuries and illnesses, copies of safety policies and procedures and documentation of safety best practices. 

Following a formal review process, 33 companies were chosen to receive field audits to assess onsite safety programs.  Topics under review for the field audit included accident prevention plans, safety training and education, emergency evacuation plan, substance abuse control programs, and driver safety training to name a few.  The audit team also interviewed shop employees to ensure “what was written is being implemented” for all safety procedures. 

Matthew Wilson, QHSE Manager at Bishop Lifting Products, said “it was an extreme honor to be nominated by BP and to receive the silver safety award for Crane & Rigging Support. Recognition should be given to every individual employee at Bishop; starting with the executive management who places such a great emphasis on safety, to all employees who follow the safe practices on a daily basis.”

Click here to view pictures from the event. 



Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading fabricator and distributor of products, services, and lifting solutions for crane, rigging, and oilfield applications. Our 180+ dedicated employees throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Wyoming supply wire rope, slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications.

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BLP "Sling Shots" Sprint for Life on May 7th

Sprint For Life

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Bishop Lifting Products “Sling Shots” participated in the 14th annual Sprint for Life 5K Run/Walk and Sprint for Sprouts Kids’ Run benefitting MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Hosted by the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine since 1998, Sprint for Life has raised over $2.7 million for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at MD Anderson.  Bishop Lifting Products’ employees have been participating in the Sprint for Life for five years and are a proud Silver Sponsor for this year’s race.

On Race Day, survivors, their families and friends, businesses, and MD Anderson Employees came together to achieve 2 goals:

This year, about 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 15,000 women will die, making ovarian cancer the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers. Unfortunately, because there is no screening or early detection test available and the symptoms are subtle, only 25% of ovarian tumors are detected before they have progressed to an advanced stage.

For more pictures, more information, or how you can help, please visit MD Anderson online. 

Sprint For Life

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