When synthetic round slings were introduced, the big concern was how to determine if fibers, hidden by the protective jacket, were broken.
At first, many companies and government agencies banned them because the fibers could not be inspected. However, the jacket around the sling has always been made to fit loose. When it became tight or load baring, most likely internal fibers had broken.
Because of the continued resistance of buyers, manufacturers began installing external indicators of fiber failure. One method uses a large fiber that sticks out through the jacket seam. When the fiber isn’t visible, it indicates that too many fibers have broken. Another method is to include a fiber optic thread among the fibers. If a light beam cannot be seen through the fiber, it indicates that the fiber optic cord as well as other fibers have broken.
Our Rigging Equipment Inspector training program includes inspection of synthetic rope slings.
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1. Classroom Training – Emphasizing safe operating practices, proper crane setup and lift planning
2. Simulator Training – Learning load control in a non-hazardous environment
3. Hands-On Training – Practicing safe operating procedures, setup and load control
Resulting in a safer more efficient crane operator
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The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2012 (Preliminary Results), provides information about worker fatalities. The overall number of reported worker fatalities decreased from 4,693 in 2011 to 4,383 in 2012. The three states with the highest number of occupational fatalities are:
(1) Texas (531) increase of 18% for 2012.
(2) California (339) decrease of 13% for 2012.
(3) Florida (209) decrease of almost 8% for 2012.
Training for employees is the first step in reducing the number of worker fatalities. Partner with Crane Institute of America and receive quality training, unmatched by competitors. Our Rigger/Signalperson Training Program teaches students the importance of a signalperson at the job site. This one person, if properly trained, can help reduce the number of worker fatalities in the ‘Contact with object or equipment’ area. Even if your employees have already been trained, Crane Institute of America can perform a Site Safety Assessment providing employers with a report detailing information about the site and procedures, as well as how to remedy any problems to reduce the risk of accidents.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, The National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2012 (Preliminary Results). http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf.