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FREE SC&RA Webinar - December 5, 2012

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


Register here!

Tags: construction market, SC&RA, free webinar, crane & rigging

Crane Care – SC&RA Webinar - June 13, 2012

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  
        Crane Care

  • 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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Tags: SC&RA, crane & rigging, crane safety

FREE Webinar from SC&RA - April 11 @ 12 EST

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

SCRA free webinar
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. 
Cost: Free

Click Here to Register


Bruce Cordingly, Principal
Sound Counsel Crisis Communications

J. Vander Stoep, Principal
Sound Counsel Crisis Communications

Tags: SC&RA, free webinar, crane & rigging

SC&RA's Crane & Rigging Workshop - Sept. 21-23

SCRA Crane Rigging

Join Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. and register for the SC&RA Crane & Rigging Workshop on September 21-23, at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, Philadelphia, PA. We will be exhibiting and invite all Rigging and Lifting industry members to take part in this specialized workshop for the latest tips and best practices for crane and lifting.  Hope to see you there!

Click here to register for the workshop!


Wednesday, Sept 21  
7:30 am – 5:00 pm     Registration/Information Desk
  Crane & Rigging Group Committee Meetings
8:00 am – 9:00 am Safety Education & Training Committee
9:15 am – 10:15 am Labor Committee
10:30 am–12:00 noon Governing Committee
1:00 pm–2:30 pm OPENING SESSION-Ignite Your Life! Discovering 
Five Keys to unlock Passion, Potential and Impact
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm  Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Preparing for OSHA’s Recent Climate Change
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Break
5:00 pm -6:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Engine Emissions and Cranes
Hoist Applications and Safety
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm First Timers’ Briefing
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception
Thursday, Sept 22  
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Information Desk
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am Developing Lift Plans That Work
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am- 11:30 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS
The Future of Wind Energy
Crane Visibility - Sight Matters
11:30 am – 2:30 pm Exhibit Center (buffet lunch provided)
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Making Sense of it All: Rating Charts, 
Overloading, Sideloading and Load Testing
4:15 pm- 4:45 pm Break
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Proper Wire Rope Installation
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Reception
Friday, Sept 23  
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am Bringing Your Safety Program into the 21st Century
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm SC&RA’s 2011 Rigging Jobs of the Year

Tags: SC&RA, Philadelphia, crane & rigging

SC&RA FREE Webinar - July 27, 2011


SC&RA Free Webinar

Mark your calendars!  SC&RA is hosting another FREE online webinar! 

Loss trends for the Crane, Rigging and Specialized Transportation Industry 

Join us in July as SC&RA’s exclusively endorsed property and casualty partner will present loss trends that your company should be aware of for establishing safety and risk management programs.  Based upon frequency, this webinar will cover the 5 most common crane losses and the 5 most common transportation losses.  Additional information will be provided on the most costly losses, strictly from a financial perspective.  The last part of the webinar will deal with the most frequent causes of severe disability and death.  This information will be based upon the loss trends developed from 2009 and 2010, national industry data. 

Cost: FREE

Presenter:  NBIS Experts

Click here to register. 

Safety is always a top priority at Bishop Lifting Products.  In order to stay up-to-date on all current safety practices, members of our QHSE team will also be on the webinar.  We encourage all crane & rigging professionals to participate and listen to SC&RA's webinar on July 27th.

Tags: rigging safety, SC&RA, free webinar, crane & rigging, crane safety

SC&RA's FREE Online Crane Operator Webinar

Crane Operator Certification


Start 2011 off right and brush up on the new OSHA regulations with this FREE webinar from SC&RA. This webinar will give you an overview of the impact of OSHA's Cranes and Derricks Standard on Personnel Certification/Qualification and detail the new requirements for Crane Operators and for other personnel (i.e. Signal Persons, Riggers, etc).

Date: January 26, 2011
Time: 12:00- 1:30 EST
Cost: FREE

Register here. You must register by January 25.

This is a perfect way to stay up to date on your crane & rigging safety standards. Bishop Lifting Products' employees will also be on the call to hear more about the new OSHA regulations and other industry news. For more information on the change from OSHA, below are fact sheets to explain the qualification and certification requirements.

Tags: OSHA, Crane Operator Certification, rigging safety, SC&RA, Bishop Lifting Products, crane & rigging, crane safety