Friday, December 29, 2017

Kidde Issues Recall of Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

Kidde Issues Recall

On November 2, 2017, Kidde issued a recall (Recall Number 18-022) of fire extinguishers with plastic handles. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency.

This recall affects JLG® part numbers 70010354 (sold individually) and 70010355 (sold by case). Please contact Kidde directly for complete recall details, including how to determine if you have an affected model and information on how to have a new extinguisher sent to you.

View the JLG® Technical Bulletin (144 KB PDF) for details.

Please contact your Regional Service Manager or a JLG® service representative if further information is required.

Still need tech support? Call 877-JLG-LIFT (554-5438). 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

JLG® TRAINING


JLG Training Programs


Walk onto the job site knowing you have the right credentials with proper training through AccessReady. The AccessReady program connects operators with JLG-qualified trainers to provide flexible telehandler, boom lift and scissor lift training that meets all published OSHA and ANSI specifications. Plus, you’ll be able to track and produce all your machine familiarizations on demand with the exclusive AccessReady app.

Learn more about getting operator training through AccessReady or join the program for free to find a trainer.

JLG University offers aerial and telehandler training courses designed to help you get the maximum return on your equipment investment.

Learn more about JLG University training programs. For pricing inquiries, email the JLG Training Department or call 877-JLG-LIFT (554-5438) for a quote.

JLG Training Programs 

The 2018 Training Schedule will be announced soon! Visit JLG University for the most up-to-date information.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays



Wishing you a season of gladness, 
a season of cheer,
and to top it all off - a wonderful new year

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Performing a Boom Lift Function Check - JLG Industries



Learn how to conduct a proper function check with boom controls. The function check ensures all functions operate smoothly with precise control. It provides the opportunity to visually inspect items that cannot be seen during the walk around, like boom sections and extendable axles. Some tips you’ll see include: Ensure the machine is on a firm, level surface in an area free of obstructions and that there is no load in the platform. Make sure there’s enough clearance around the machine and platform to safely operate all functions. The turntable lock should be disengaged. Always start with the ground controls. Watch the video for a more detailed overview.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

SkyTrak® Telehandlers Get an Upgrade: JLG



Introducing the redesigned line of SkyTrak® brand telehandlers, offering greater comfort, better operator confidence and added versatility. Check out the upgrades, including a Tier 4 Final engine and an enhanced cab with features to reduce operator fatigue.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

FUEL SAVING TIPS FOR TRUCKS: REDUCE IDLING, SAVE ON GAS

STUDY PROVES TURNING YOUR VEHICLE OFF MINIMIZES BOTH FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS.

You may have heard that it takes more fuel to turn your vehicle off and back on again than it does to stay idling when stopped. One fast food chain even made a claim that it was “Greener” to use the drive-through than parking and walking in for a to-go order. With fuel costs and anti-idling laws being an essential consideration for vehicle owners and fleet managers, it’s important to know the facts.

The fact is that even for short stops, it saves fuel to turn off your vehicle. Idling for even 10 seconds produces more CO2 emissions and burns more fuel than simply turning your engine off, and restarting. This was found by a study done by Argonne National Laboratory, and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program.

IDLING STUDY RESULTS
Engineers were tasked to study vehicles in the Argonne laboratory’s Advanced Powertrain Research Facility to determine the impacts of idling and restarting. Dynamometer tests were conducted at the facility and revealed that parking a vehicle, turning it off, and then restarting it uses less fuel and produces less CO2 than idling for just 10 seconds. In addition, the study also revealed that the fastest way to warm up a car engine is to drive the vehicle, not by idling it. Argonne found that depending on the vehicle’s size, 0.2 to 0.5 gallons of fuel per hour is used when idling.

EMBRACE ANTI-IDLING LAWS
With these findings, and as states, provinces, and countries continue to introduce climate change action plans and green initiatives focused on greenhouse gas emissions, now is the perfect time to start embracing an anti-idle mindset in day-to-day driving and work operations. And for those that use air compressors, the VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor integrates perfectly into environmentally-friendly and fuel-conscious operations.

UNDERHOOD70-GREEN SERIES AIR COMPRESSOR
The VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor produces up to 70 CFM at 100% duty cycle. This powerful rotary screw air compressor is installed under the hood of the work truck and its throttle control automatically adjusts truck engine idle speed just enough to match air demand, which reduces fuel consumption. What’s more, the easy-to-use VMAC intelligent digital controls also cut down on idling, as the control system shuts the truck off when air isn’t being used, and then automatically turns the truck back on when air is needed. This reduces fuel consumption and emissions as the vehicle is not idling when tools are not in use. Learn more about the VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor.

VEHICLE IDLING STUDY CONCLUSION
Going back to the fast food chain’s claim, no, it is not greener to use the drive-through than it is to park and pick up your order inside the restaurant. Here are the facts:

  • Idling for more than 10 seconds burns more fuel, and produces more C02 emissions than turning the engine on and off
  • Idling for an hour uses 0.2 to 0.5 gallons of fuel, depending on the vehicle, and fuel consumption increases as idling speed increases
  • Warming up a vehicle by driving is more effective than idling

Consider these findings next time you find yourself idling your truck, whether working on a job site, picking up a food order, or warming up your truck this winter. And when planning to purchase a new air compressor, consider the VMAC UNDERHOOD70 – Green Series Air Compressor.

Source and learn more at: https://www.vmacair.com/blog/


Related blogs: Going Green with VMAC: Lightweight & Fuel Saving Air Compressors

Monday, December 11, 2017

Stay Informed - New ANSI standards for the U.S. are expected to be published soon

Properly trained workers and compliant machines

New ANSI standards for the U.S. are expected to be published soon, Stay Informed - these changes will impact aerial work platform design, safe use and training requirements.

JLG will offer many compliance solutions on its equipment and a variety of training options to help you meet ANSI and CSA standards. Learn from the best in the industry so you can work more and worry less. Sign up for updates to stay informed or check out our new resources today to learn more about these changes.

 GET ALERTS FROM JLG
You need to be compliant, but standards change. Don’t miss out on new developments that could affect your equipment and training processes. Sign up for alerts from JLG and get the information you need right to your inbox:

https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/ansi?utm_source=Godfrey+Ingage+eMail+Marketing+Manager&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.jlg.com%2fen%2fdestination%2fansi&utm_campaign=Are+you+ready+for+new+ANSI+%26+CSA+standards%3f

Friday, December 8, 2017

Experience the Worksite of the Future


In this video recap, we venture into the worksite of the future using augmented reality. Learn how advances in communication, machine design and connected technology will propel the construction industry forward.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tour the JLG® Telehandlers


Check out the comfortable cab, intuitive controls and rugged exterior features of JLG® telehandlers. Designed to improve productivity and lower cost of ownership, these telehandlers maintain the durability and reliability you’ve come to expect from JLG.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Combining Products: Fixed Rack Safety Net with Rack Safety Straps


If you need even more coverage for the back of your pallet racking, just add a Rack Safety Strap to the Fixed Rack Safety Net. Material handling rack safety has never been simpler.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Advanced Life Cycle Solutions


Watch this video recap to follow the story of how JLG delivers lower total cost of ownership at every level, from customer-focused R&D to single source parts.
http://www.jlg.com/

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The World’s Largest Articulating Boom Lift from JLG


The JLG 1500AJP Ultra Series boom lift has greater work envelope flexibility and the largest working outreach of any self-propelled articulating boom lift. Get in position faster and lift more with class-leading lift speeds and capacity. Watch this video to experience the enhanced productivity and greater confidence the JLG 1500AJP delivers.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Product Walk-Around: ZX™-135/70 Articulating Boom - ANSI


Ideal for outdoor construction and industrial applications, Genie® engine-powered articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities and outreach that’s second to none.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Let the Experts at I-80 Foklift Inspect and Replace your Forklift Hoses if needed.

The Hydraulic Hoses on your forklift or man-lift are originally designed to act under high pressure and in hostile environments. At some point in time they could be near failure, in danger of bursting for a variety of reasons. It could be that it is at the end of their life -cycle under the best of conditions or well before that if they have been subjected to unplanned conditions such as abuse or when they get out of their originally designed position. They may fray or crack from rubbing against other objects during operation of the equipment. They may be near failure without any obvious signs from the untrained eye. This could present a very unsafe condition.

Make sure your equipment is inspected by experts and that if needed replaced with hoses that meet the original equipment manufacturers standards.

Hydraulic Hoses by Parker


Parker manufactures the world’s largest offering of rubber and thermoplastic hydraulic hoses in the marketplace today. The leader in motion and control technologies, at Parker we put our industry known engineering expertise into every hydraulic hose we manufacture. With our global manufacturing locations Parker has the hydraulic hose for your application available when and where you need. Parker offers hydraulic hose that meets SAE, DIN, ISO and MSHA standards. Parker’s hydraulic hose includes such features as constant working pressures, low expansion, low temperature and high temperature applications. Parker’s hydraulic hose is used in mobile, agricultural, industrial, rail, refrigeration and aviation applications. And, Parker is known for being innovative. Parker is the only manufacturer to offer high pressure spiral hydraulic hose with the flexibility found in a braided style. With the most abrasion resistant covers today, Parker hydraulic hose can withstand even the harshest of working environment. Parker, the leader in hydraulic hoses and assemblies.


But if you need to have your hoses inspected and or replaced, bring it to I-80 Forklift in Vacaville, CA





Monday, November 13, 2017

The Genie® Runabout™ Contractor


The Genie® Runabout™ Contractor (GRC™) is a compact, low-weight machine well suited for increasing productivity on the job. The construction site-ready Runabout™ Contractor features a tube-in-tube telescoping mast and steel platform for durability in rougher environments.

  •     Portable, cost-effective lift for a wide range of heavy-duty jobs
  •     Robust steel platform and covered telescoping mast
  •     Drivable when fully elevated
  •     Durable, flexible ABS material helps rear access covers maintain their shape
  •     Low step-in height – just 15.5 in (.39 m) off the ground
  •     On-board diagnostics for convenient service
  •     Standard work trays on both sides of the mast for tools and fasteners
  •     Standard extension deck offers an extra 17.5 inch outreach

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

JLG® Tow-Pro® Drive and Set Option: Do It All from the Platform



Watch as an operator uses the new drive and set option on a JLG® towable boom lift to reposition the machine, drive it in the stowed position and set/retract outriggers—all without leaving the platform. Available on the JLG® Tow-Pro T350 and T500J towable lifts.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

GlobalCore 187 High Performance Hydraulic Hose | Parker Hannifin


Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, introduces the 187 Hose, a 7MPa / 1000 psi constant working pressure hose. 187 Hose is designed to provide maximum performance, flexibility, and hose life in demanding hydraulic applications across a variety of markets. As the only 1000 psi constant working pressure hose on the market, 187 Hose is a revolutionary product made to meet the needs of evolving higher pressure hydraulic systems, including rigorous mining applications. Any Pressure. Any Project. One Solution. The addition of 187 Hose to GlobalCore expands our range of high-performance ISO 18752 hoses to cover the most critical sizes, from -4 (1/4”) through -48 (3"), and pressure ranges, from 1,000 psi to 6,000 psi. Having a constant working pressure hose means simplified hose selection, specification by pressure, not construction, and improved uptime and productivity. Converting from various product lines to a singular hose family that provides constant working pressure across sizes leads to reduced inventories, reduced maintenance costs, and reduced downtime for OEMs and end users. Designed to meet the most common working pressures in today’s industries, GlobalCore’s unified system delivers hoses built to the ISO 18752 specification, which was developed around hose specification and consumer needs – by pressure range rather than construction. With the addition of 187 Hose, Parker’s comprehensive GlobalCore system has expanded to support your hydraulic hose needs regardless of where your equipment was originally manufactured or where it is today. “We're excited to add 187 Hose to our GlobalCore product line,” said Gregory Reardon, business development manager, Hose Products Division. “The 187 Hose fills a gap at the lower end of our constant working pressure hose range and meets two needs; it can be used as a high-pressure return line, or it can be used to address an application where other hoses may be excessive.” The GlobalCore system stands above the competition and serves customers around the world with a high performance, cohesive, and simple solution that OEMs and MROs need to meet the demands of their applications. Learn more about GlobalCore and 187 Hose at: http://parker.com/globalcore

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Product Demo: Genie Fall Arrest Bar - ANSI


This Genie Fall Arrest Bar provides a smooth, sliding, horizontal track that allows users to tie off and move freely outside the platform using a 6-ft shock-absorbing lanyard. The enclosed track, made from high strength steel, protects the trolley from weather and debris. The yellow, identifiable bar attaches quickly and easily, within 15 minutes, for fast setup and removal. This feature also allows the bar to be transferred easily among many lifts, providing flexibility for teams who manage multiple lifts in one fleet. For more information visit genielift.com

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Parker’s Resilon® Polyurethane 4350 for High Performance Hydraulic Sealing Systems


Parker’s proprietary Resilon® Polyurethane is the industry benchmark in high performance seal materials for hydraulic systems. We control every step of the process from R&D through manufacturing to polymerize superior thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU’s) customized for specific sealing challenges such as the hydraulic systems in forestry equipment and refuse trucks. Specific advantages of Parker-developed Resilon formulations over conventional polyurethanes include excellent flex resistance, superior dynamic properties, and good cut and tear resistance at the temperature limits for polyurethane materials.
Most recently, Parker launched Resilon 4350 -- surpassing the high temperature performance of the current standard bearer, Resilon 4300.  Using the proprietary technology in Parker’s Resilon 4300 as a starting point, our material scientists incorporated reinforcing high temperature nanotechnology to extend sealing performance at elevated temperatures. Resilon 4350 increases the normal operating window from 230°F to 250°F for continuous use in many applications while other critical performance attributes such as wear resistance, extrusion resistance, glass transition temperature, and rebound remain best in class.   All of this adds up to a new solution for seal designers as they push the envelope in temperature extremes.
Watch the video for comparative test results of our newest polyurethane, Resilon 4350, vs. the leading competitor and see for yourself its sealing performance at elevated temperatures and ability to maintain significantly higher sealing force in extreme environments.

Monday, October 23, 2017

EXCLUSIVE MOBILE APP for JLG Machines

AccessReady app

The AccessReady program includes an exclusive app that lets you track all your machine familiarizations and produce your credentials on demand. It’s available on both Apple and Android devices.

Plus, when you register for AccessReady, you can immediately view the user-friendly portal. Select the type of machine you want to be trained on, and the map will populate with instructors. Then, click on a pin to see the instructor’s name and contact information.

Follow to this link: https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/accessready?Cookie=language&utm_source=Godfrey%20Ingage%20eMail%20Marketing%20Manager&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/accessready&utm_campaign=[Tech%20Tip]%20Use%20the%20JLG%20checklist%20to%20inspect%20and%20repair%20water-damaged%20equipment

Friday, October 20, 2017

Attachments in Use on Gradall Excavators


Demonstration of various attachments that enhance the versatility of the Gradall Hydraulic Excavators. Includes demonstrations of the grapple, tree limb shear and mower for roadside maintenance, and the Telestick attachment that extends the reach of the Gradall telescoping boom.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Genie® Because of You ! (Spanish)


As Genie celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016, a video highlighting the “50 Years of Building the Future”

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Interstate 80 Forklift Supports Convoy of Hope.



In 2016, 1,490 volunteers provided more than 5,000 Guests of Honor with a poverty-free day. There were smiles everywhere as the less fortunate received free services, groceries, shoes and much more.

"On behalf of all of us at Convoy of Hope, thank you for giving your time to show compassion to those in need. You played a major part in our work to bring hope to families in Concord. "


The numbers tell it all: more than 3,200 pairs of shoes were distributed, 1,563 family portraits were taken, 591 haircuts given and 15,000 packages of Plum Organics baby food were handed out, among many other services and products.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our partner, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, also provided resources and education to nearly 1,200 women. But what you saw at the event is just a small piece of the many things we do at Convoy of Hope.

We also feed nearly 150,000 children around the world, help survivors of disasters, empower women with opportunities to support their families through job training, and we teach third-world farmers to increase their yields.

Our incredible work only happens because of friends like you. Make a donation.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Parker Serviceman Plus - Pressure Sensors


The Serviceman Plus is a mobile, extremely robust and easy-to-use measuring device for many measurement tasks in mobile hydraulics or stationary hydraulic systems. With the automatic sensor recognition you can simply plug in pressure, temperature, flow or speed sensors and start the measurement immediately. It is easy to use without setting the sensor parameters; the measurement ranges are scaled automatically and the measure is shown on the screen.

Find out more at www.parker.com

Thursday, October 5, 2017

How Engaged Workers are Safe Employees

A disengaged workforce could spell trouble for a company’s bottom line and lead to unsafe behavior on the job.
When employees are not committed or fully vested in a safety culture, they’re not overly concerned with their performance and they are not invested in the future success of the company. This negatively can affect day-to-day operations, inhibit a company’s growth and put workers’ safety at risk.
A Commitment to Growth
In studies conducted by Queens School of Business and the Gallup Organization, disengaged workers have 37 percent higher absenteeism, 49 percent more accidents and 60 percent more errors and defects. Organizations with low employee engagement scores experienced lower productivity, profitability, job growth and share price over time.
Engaged workers fully are committed to their work and the success of the company. They put in more effort, have a higher quality work product, go out of their way to assist others, have fewer accidents and are willing to provide feedback and suggestions on ways to increase efficiencies and improve the work environment.
In contrast, companies with highly-engaged employees are sought after by other workers and, as a result, have seen a 100 percent increase in job applications for current and future job openings, according to the studies.
Engagement Does Not Mean Happiness
Someone might be happy at work, but that does not necessarily mean they are working hard or productively on behalf of the organization. It also does not mean employee satisfaction. A satisfied employee might show up for their daily shift without complaint, but that same “satisfied” employee might not give the extra effort on their own.
Worker engagement is an emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals. Emotional commitment means engaged employees actually care about their work and the success of the company. They don’t work just for their paycheck or next promotion, but work on behalf of the company’s goals. 

Employee engagement empowers an organization to create a culture of recognition through all aspects of the business, including safety.  
Key Elements of Worker Engagement
Where do you start? Start at the top with a visible, empowering leadership team that provides a strong narrative about where the company is and where it is going. Managers should focus on their employees and give them scope, treat them as individuals and provide them guidance toward future growth.
From there you need to ensure employees have a voice throughout the organization. Engaged employees are central to instilling change, encouraging innovation, ensuring a safe workplace, assisting with conflict resolution and contributing to the overall success of the company.
Key elements of an employee voice include:
  • Setting clear guidelines – Workers must know their position and that for which the company is striving.
  • Instilling a sense of ownership – Let employees know they are important and you trust them to do the job right every time.
  • Investing in employees’ future growth – Companies who invest in continued growth and development of their employees are more successful and retain staff longer.
  • Involving employees in the safety program – Conduct safety meetings and create safety committees to involve employees in the safety culture. Also include workers in changes before they occur to allow for open discussion.
  • Providing ongoing training for employees – When employees are not properly trained or training has lapsed, they are not being set up for success. It can put their own and others' safety at risk.
  • Facilitating two-way communication – Managers and supervisors need to be approachable and allow employees to voice their opinions, concerns and ideas without fear of retaliation.
  • Recognizing employees – A simple thank you can go a long way when employees go above and beyond what is expected. Recognition helps to positively reinforce safe behavior and fosters engagement.
  • Gaining employee feedback for continuous improvement – There always are ways to change through improved workflow and processes. Engaging employee feedback helps come up with solutions by fostering creativity. Providing employees opportunities to offer feedback will further solidify engagement and safety efforts.
Without active participation by all members of an organization, a safety culture will not evolve and the safety management system will not reach its full potential. 
Engaged workers are invested employees, and they will look out for each other and for the company’s best interests. Employee engagement also shows consideration and care for the staff, which is spread through the company, creating a team atmosphere and providing a positive solution to health and safety concerns.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Five Ways Streamlining Risk Management Can Reduce Workplace Safety Incidents

Health and safety management processes are often separated from other risk management systems, making it difficult for safety teams to provide context to leadership about potential impacts on workers, customers, partners, and key performance metrics. This state of affairs is out of alignment with proven best practices for operational risk management, which call for a holistic, data-driven, and integrated understanding of risk across the enterprise. As the regulatory environment becomes more complex and demanding, manual compliance processes executed separately by each department have become deficient and costly.
Organizations of many sizes and types need to develop more systematic, enterprise-wide methods for assessing, mitigating, monitoring and reporting on health and safety risks. Governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, which enable integrated risk management programs, are designed to help organizations strengthen business processes and reduce operational risks that impact safety, reputation and the bottom line. Where health and safety is concerned, the more closely organizational governance (such as policies, procedures and processes) and risk management protocols are tied to compliance work, the more improved all three areas will be.
Creating a centralized hub for managing and automating documentation, analysis, workflow, communication, and follow-up is fundamental to integrating risk management activities. Comprehensive GRC solutions that address health and safety risks at the same level as other operational risks (e.g., data and cyber security, fraud, vendors and supply chain, geopolitics, natural disaster) can help safety, compliance, and risk professionals optimize policies, controls, and reporting. When data is collected and organized centrally, it becomes easier to produce accurate, detailed analyses and reports, which helps safety leads communicate more effectively with stakeholders.
Streamlining risk management processes enables better decision-making and strategic planning that encompasses the full spectrum of workplace safety. Following are five ways that creating an integrated risk management program across the enterprise will reduce workplace safety incidents:
Communication and Collaboration
As the saying goes, safety is job number one. Communication is key to building a culture where worker well-being is truly a top priority. Bridging gaps between departments and identifying holes in safety protocols is only possible when collaboration is supported with enterprise-wide tools. GRC platforms enable better health and safety coordination between departments and roles by: centrally storing key forms and documents; automating and providing escalating process reviews; communicating changes, such as new safety procedures, quickly and efficiently to relevant audiences; and documenting activities for partners, clients, and external agencies that conduct assessments and audits. This all contributes to a more efficient, connected health and safety program: less time is wasted on duplicated efforts and sorting out confusion created by manual processes.
Risk Visibility
Without leadership and executive level involvement, health and safety will never be fully integrated into the operational risk portfolio. Risk leaders need to see operational, information security and third-party risks in context of the organization as a whole. Incorporating health and safety risks into this overall risk analysis not only increases visibility and impact of health and safety risks to executives, but also increases awareness and fosters a culture of safety at all levels inside and outside the organization. Higher visibility of workforce safety issues at the executive level yields more accountability and encourages all stakeholders to consider health and safety impacts in all aspects of the business. With a clearer picture of risk, the enterprise can move more quickly on opportunities and cultivate the resilience necessary to sustain growth and innovation.
Centralized Data Yields Predictive Insights
In the era of big data and advanced analytics, there are fewer excuses for being caught unaware. Repeated accidents are particularly unacceptable and are being penalized more harshly by regulators and civil courts. These instances can be largely avoided by consistent use of automated mechanisms for tracking processes and gathering performance data. Analyzing this data in relation to workplace accidents, near misses, remediation efforts, policy adherence, training efficacy, etc., enables health and safety risk leaders to identify trends and patterns and to monitor key performance indicators and key risk indicators.
Improved Accident Resiliency
Liability and risk exposure increase the longer issues go undetected and unresolved. Slow or ineffective response to workplace incidents can lead to repeating or escalating accidents, reputation and brand damage, higher fines, and intensified scrutiny from regulators. An integrated risk management program streamlines incident investigation, notification, and documentation for a better response. With technology support from a GRC platform, incident investigations are more immediate and thorough. With a systematic approach, lessons learned from an incident are more accurately captured and can readily be applied to related policies, procedures and controls to prevent similar accidents.
Workforce Input Enhanced
Integrated risk management programs help ensure that all necessary tasks are completed—and identify bottlenecks when they are not. For example, safety teams should ensure that all workers understand policies and procedures by tracking and documenting participation in required safety trainings, and by administering periodic tests or quizzes. Beyond policies and procedures, workers should have access to anonymous online portals through which they can convey concerns, warnings, or ideas for workplace and safety improvements without fear of retaliation. After all, no one understands the risks inherent to a particular job better than the individual performing it day in and day out. Visible mechanisms like reporting portals and effectively organized communications assure workers that safety is a top priority and management will not let critical issues "slip through the cracks."
It is clear that organizations cannot reach a mature, effective level of risk management without incorporating health and safety into their overall operational risk program. It's important to start with a careful, thorough assessment of health and safety management capabilities, data integration, and internal barriers to collaboration. Integrating health and safety risks into operational risk reports to executives and to the board will help raise the profile of workplace safety so it is more closely aligned with strategic planning, business objectives, and corporate responsibility initiatives. Robust risk management, integrated with governance and compliance activities, can save the bottom line. More importantly, it can save lives.
Sam Abadir is the Director of Product Management at LockPath, a leading provider of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions that is based in Overland Park, Kansas. He has more than 20 years of experience helping companies realize value through improving processes, identifying performance metrics, and understanding risk. Early in his career, he worked directly with financial institutions and manufacturing companies, helping them understand how risk management could be a competitive advantage. As a senior manager at Deloitte, he broadened his experience focusing on Global 2000 companies. During the past five years, he has worked with software companies such as LockPath to build the tools that help companies harness the value of understanding and assessing risk.

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Birth of the X12, new Cummins Heavy Duty engine


The next generation of heavy duty engine, X12, is coming. In 2018, Cummins X12 will start powering vehicles of all types, from vocational trucks to regional haul and local delivery. With a revolutionary design, X12 offers 600 pounds of weight savings to maximize your payload and profits.

Let’s take a tour at the Cummins engine plant in Jamestown, New York and see how we build the X12 to meet your needs.

For more information on Cummins X12, visit https://cumminsengines.com/x12.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Conducting a Boom Lift Walk Around Inspection



The walk around inspection ensures there is no visible damage to your boom lift. A pre-operational check of your machine must be conducted before using it each day or when changing operators. Always follow the daily inspection procedure in your manual. Some other helpful tips include: The machine must remain off during inspection. Check the fuel level in the tank or the charge in the batteries. Ensure all manuals are in the storage holder. Check to make sure there are no missing parts, that they’re securely fastened and that there’s no visible damage or excessive wear. If you find a discrepancy or damage to your machine, remove it from service and alert the proper maintenance personnel. Watch the video for a more detailed overview.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Commonly Used Fork Lift Attachments

Commonly used fork lift attachments typically include a wide variety of attachments that serve a wide variety of purposes. This article will discuss a few of the more common examples which include side shifters, carton clamps, slip sheet attachments, multipurpose clamps, carpet poles, fork conditioners, roll clamps, and many more. Once you have finished this article you will have a thorough knowledge of each of these add-on parts.

The side shifter is one of the more commonly used fork lift attachments and it is a hydraulic attachment that allows for the lateral movement of the forks and backrest. This way the operator may place a load without having to move the truck in many cases. There is also the rotator which aids in the handling of tilted skids and special needs for the handling of certain materials. As the name suggests, it allows the tines to be rotated, which can also make dumping containers easier as well.

If you are someone who is constantly loading and unloading cargo of various sizes, then an automatic fork positioner may be one of the used fork lift attachments you have been waiting for. It is a hydraulic attachment that moves the tines together and apart without the operator having to constantly get in and out of the truck to reposition them manually.

Another one of the more useful attachments you may want to consider when looking for used fork lift attachments is the roll and barrel clip attachment. This piece of machinery is made to squeeze any material you are carrying, such as a barrel or paper roll, to make it easier to carry. Sometimes it is paired with a rotator as well, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to insert vertically stacked rolls of paper into the horizontal feed of a printing press.

Poles are also used fork lift attachments that are most often found in environments such as carpet warehouses. They can be used instead of forks to pick up and move large rolls of carpet quickly and efficiently. The clamp attachment is used to open and close around an object the operator is carrying which squeezes to pick it up.

It is most often used for the transportation of boxes, cartons and bales. The slip sheet attachment acts in a similar fashion except it uses a slip sheet to load off the forks. The drum handler attachment, as the name suggests, is used for the loading and unloading of drums by using a spring loaded jaw that grips the top of them.

These are just a few examples of the many different optional attachments that you will run into when looking at various used forklift attachments [http://www.usedforkliftguide.com/used-fork-lift-attachments.html]. The better you can understand the different attachments that are available, the easier your job will become as you can find the perfect attachment to help you move many different types of objects.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Gradall Series V Mobility Advantages


Gradall's new Series V Highway Speed models can do the work of many different machines...excavators, graders, cranes, even minis. Plus, you can drive it right to the job site at 60 mph, so you don't waste time getting out a truck and lowboy trailer to haul it.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Genie GTH™-1256


The Genie GTH-1256 telehandler delivers industry-leading performance with a large lifting capacity, high reach and compact maneuverability. This telehandler is built to perform, featuring a military grade chassis design, standard Quick-Attach™ system and auxiliary hydraulics, a right-side mount engine and a rear-mounted boom support for excellent visibility.

  • Ergonomic cab design with excellent visibility over the boom in transport position
  • Standard Aux hydraulics and Quick-Attach™ carriage system for attachment flexibility
  • Proportional frame-leveling chassis — pick up or place loads on up to 7˚ side slopes
  • Multi-function proportional joystick control for fast, precise load positioning
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steer
  • Three selectable steering modes: front-wheel, coordinated and crab steer
  • DEUTZ 154 hp or Perkins 148 hp Tier 4i engine
  • Variable speed hydrostat transmission
  • Side engine mount for easy service access
Maximum Lift Height 56 ft (17.07 m)
Maximum Forward Reach 42 ft (12.80 m)
Maximum Lift Capacity 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg)
Power Source Deutz 4.1TCD turbo charged diesel, Tier 4i 154 hp (115 kW)
Perkins 1204E-E44TA turbo charged diesel, Tier 4i 147 hp (110 kW)
Drive Speed 18 mph (29.0 km/h)
Weight* 36,600 lbs (16,602 kg)
* Weight will vary depending on options and/or country standards.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Introducing the JLG® FT LiftPod® Combo Pack


When you purchase the JLG® LiftPod combo pack, you get two personal portable lifts with interchangeable parts. It’s easy to switch from the FT70 to the FT140. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Product Walk-Around: ZX-135 XC™ Articulating Boom - ANSI


Ideal for outdoor construction and industrial applications Genie® engine-powered articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility with a combination of up, out and over positioning capabilities and outreach that’s second to none.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pipe Grapple Attachment



Check out this video of the pipe grapple attachment, which is designed for handling multiple pipes or larger single pipe.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

MAXQUIP™ FILTER KITS NOW AVAILABLE TO FIT GENIE® GTH™ TELEHANDLERS

Maintain your telehandler with proper filter changes and scheduled maintenance. Protect your investment and
reduce future cost of ownership with complete MaxQuip filter kits designed for your Genie telehandler.

MAXQUIP FILTER KITS TO FIT GENIE TELEHANDLERS ARE:
• Available for different maintenance intervals (250 or 1000 hour)
• Easy to order with one single part number
• Model and serial number specific for a perfect fit

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trash Hopper Attachment



Check out this video of the trash hopper attachment, which is designed for collecting trash on the job site, with automatic opening and self-closing.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

JLG Releases ClearSky™

ClearSky

The future of fleet telematics is here. ClearSky is the simplest way for you manage and maintain your fleet. It gives you the actionable data you want in an easy-to-use, affordable system. ClearSky lets you:

  • Proactively manage fleet health
  • Increase uptime and utilization rates
  • Enhance security and visibility
  • Access data such as location, engine hours, usage and maintenance schedules


Learn more about ClearSky and see how it can meet your fleet tracking needs.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Parker Company Video


Parker is the global leader in motion and control technologies, partnering with its customers to increase their productivity and profitability. Engineering Your Success.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Steve Johnson Gives Away A Coveted I-80 Forklift Trophy


Video of some fun with Fox-40 Sacramento hosts and 2-time U.S. Nationals winner Steve Johnson and how split seconds make all the difference getting off the line. I-80 forklift was a sponsor for Steve during the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Friday, August 11, 2017

JLG® High Capacity Telehandler Overview


JLG® high capacity telehandlers let you tackle tough job site challenges with the perfect blend of strength, versatility and smart technology. Lift and place up to 16,755 lb. Monitor loads in real time with optional SmartLoad Technology. And do more with a wide range of telehandler attachments.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

See the JLG® EcoLift™ 70 in Action


The JLG® EcoLift 70 features a game-changing stored power lift/lower system with no hydraulics, oils or batteries. Watch as the team easily maneuvers the EcoLift around our facility to access duct work, replace ceiling tiles and reach light fixtures. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

“Do you need to have your forklift license to apply or start that new job?"


If so, then you are in the right spot. We provide ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved Operator Safety Training for Forklift Certification. We are here to help you get the certifications necessary to fit your employer’s requirements.

NEXT SCHEDULED CLASS:

August 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am

Cost: $140.00

Call Michelle for details and pricing at 707.451.5100

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Safety Zone, Simulating Heights


Peggy Smedley is joined by Richard Smith, senior director, global product training, JLG, to talk about the need for greater safety when working at heights—and how virtual reality might be the solution.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Protect Your Team from Heat Stress


Avoiding the dangers of heat stress is a joint effort where everyone involved must do their part to protect themselves and their coworkers. One of the best practices for a hot workplace is to make water easily accessible and to encourage frequent rehydration breaks, aiming for one cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes.

Read this infographic from the CDC to learn more about heat stress and how to keep your workers safe in hot, challenging conditions.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

FLEET MANAGEMENT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CLEAR

Clearsky


Simple. Affordable. Easy to use. The future of fleet telematics is here. Introducing ClearSky™—the simplest way for you to manage and maintain your fleet.

Learn more at: https://www.jlg.com/en/clearsky


Friday, July 21, 2017

JLG High Capacity Telehandlers: How SmartLoad Technology Works


See how JLG® high capacity telehandlers use SmartLoad Technology to boost productivity on the job site. SmartLoad Technology is a three-part system, including automatic attachment recognition, load stability indicator (LSI) and load management indicator system (LMIS).
http://www.jlg.com/

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WIRE MESH HANDLER



Lift And Transport Wire Mesh Panels With Ease


USE WITH A FORKLIFT
The Mesh Handler must be used on level ground with the forks level.

We recommend:
Using 6 or 8 hooks for bundles that are 20 feet long.

For 6-point lifts, we recommend using the 4 outer hooks and a pair of hooks on one of the fork tubes.
Using 4 hooks for bundles that are 10 feet long or shorter.

For 4-point lifts of bundles 10 feet long or shorter, we recommend using the 4 inner hooks on the fork tubes.

The load must be centered under the Mesh Handler. Hooks must always be used in pairs at each tube. Never lift with one end of a tube and not the other end. The lifting chain lengths should be adjusted so that all are tight with proper load-sharing. The chains must be routed through the angle wedges such that the load is applied to the angle wedge and not the shackle attachment point. Lifts should always be smooth -not jerky.

Before lifting, the forklift operator must make sure all personnel are at least 20 ft. away from the mesh.  Should a bundle break loose, the stack has a tendency to spread rapidly which could cause severe injury or even death. Make sure all personnel on the ground are clear of lifting area when lifting.

1155 Wire Mesh Handler - w/Fork Pockets 39" DC -Requires 48" or wider Carriage  -  Handles up to 8 ft. X 20 ft. wire mesh bundles 13' 7000 lbs 1025 lbs.
1155·36CCFP Wire Mesh Handler - w/Fork Pockets 36" DC -Requires 44" or wider Carriage  -  Handles up to 8 ft. X 20 ft. wire mesh bundles 13' 6500 lbs 1025 lbs.
1155-24CCFP Wire Mesh Handler - w/Fork Pockets 24" DC Requires 32" or wider  Carriage  -  Handles up to 8 ft. X 20 ft. wire mesh bundles 13' 6500 lbs 1025 lbs.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Learn about OSHA Standard1926 for Material Handling

 The Federal OSHA Standards for Material Handling and Lifting

• Part Number:     1926
• Part Title:     Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
• Subpart:     H
• Subpart Title:     Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal
• Standard Number:     1926.251
• Title:     Rigging equipment for material handling.
• Applicable Standards:     1910.184(a); 1910.184(c)(2); 1910.184(c)(3); 1910.184(c)(5); 1910.184(c)(7); 1910.184(c)(10); 1910.184(c)(11); 1910.184(c)(12); 1910.184(f)(2); 1910.184(f)(3); 1910.184(f)(4); 1910.184(d)
• GPO Source:     e-CFR

1926.251(a)

    General.

1926.251(a)(1)

    Rigging equipment for material handling shall be inspected prior to use on each shift and as necessary during its use to ensure that it is safe. Defective rigging equipment shall be removed from service.

1926.251(a)(2)

    Employers must ensure that rigging equipment:

1926.251(a)(2)(i)

    Has permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe working load;

1926.251(a)(2)(ii)

    Not be loaded in excess of its recommended safe working load as prescribed on the identification markings by the manufacturer; and

1926.251(a)(2)(iii)

    Not be used without affixed, legible identification markings, required by paragraph (a)(2)(i) of this section.

1926.251(a)(3)

    Rigging equipment, when not in use, shall be removed from the immediate work area so as not to present a hazard to employees.

1926.251(a)(4)

    Special custom design grabs, hooks, clamps, or other lifting accessories, for such units as modular panels, prefabricated structures and similar materials, shall be marked to indicate the safe working loads and shall be proof-tested prior to use to 125 percent of their rated load.

1926.251(a)(5)

    "Scope." This section applies to slings used in conjunction with other material handling equipment for the movement of material by hoisting, in employments covered by this part. The types of slings covered are those made from alloy steel chain, wire rope, metal mesh, natural or synthetic fiber rope (conventional three strand construction), and synthetic web (nylon, polyester, and polypropylene).

1926.251(a)(6)

    "Inspections." Each day before being used, the sling and all fastenings and attachments shall be inspected for damage or defects by a competent person designated by the employer. Additional inspections shall be performed during sling use, where service conditions warrant. Damaged or defective slings shall be immediately removed from service.

1926.251(b)

    Alloy steel chains.

1926.251(b)(1)

    Welded alloy steel chain slings shall have permanently affixed durable identification stating size, grade, rated capacity, and sling manufacturer.

1926.251(b)(2)

    Hooks, rings, oblong links, pear-shaped links, welded or mechanical coupling links, or other attachments, when used with alloy steel chains, shall have a rated capacity at least equal to that of the chain.

1926.251(b)(3)

    Job or shop hooks and links, or makeshift fasteners, formed from bolts, rods, etc., or other such attachments, shall not be used.

1926.251(b)(4)

    Employers must not use alloy steel-chain slings with loads in excess of the rated capacities (i.e., working load limits) indicated on the sling by permanently affixed and legible identification markings prescribed by the manufacturer.

1926.251(b)(5)

    Whenever wear at any point of any chain link exceeds that shown in Table H–1, the assembly shall be removed from service.

1926.251(b)(6)

    "Inspections."

1926.251(b)(6)(i)

    In addition to the inspection required by other paragraphs of this section, a thorough periodic inspection of alloy steel chain slings in use shall be made on a regular basis, to be determined on the basis of (A) frequency of sling use; (B) severity of service conditions; (C) nature of lifts being made; and (D) experience gained on the service life of slings used in similar circumstances. Such inspections shall in no event be at intervals greater than once every 12 months.

1926.251(b)(6)(ii)

    The employer shall make and maintain a record of the most recent month in which each alloy steel chain sling was thoroughly inspected, and shall make such record available for examination.

1926.251(c)

    Wire rope.

1926.251(c)(1)

    Employers must not use improved plow-steel wire rope and wire-rope slings with loads in excess of the rated capacities (i.e., working load limits) indicated on the sling by permanently affixed and legible identification markings prescribed by the manufacturer.

1926.251(c)(2)

    Protruding ends of strands in splices on slings and bridles shall be covered or blunted.

1926.251(c)(3)

    Wire rope shall not be secured by knots, except on haul back lines on scrapers.

1926.251(c)(4)

    The following limitations shall apply to the use of wire rope:

1926.251(c)(4)(i)

    An eye splice made in any wire rope shall have not less than three full tucks. However, this requirement shall not operate to preclude the use of another form of splice or connection which can be shown to be as efficient and which is not otherwise prohibited.

1926.251(c)(4)(ii)

    Except for eye splices in the ends of wires and for endless rope slings, each wire rope used in hoisting or lowering, or in pulling loads, shall consist of one continuous piece without knot or splice.

1926.251(c)(4)(iii)

    Eyes in wire rope bridles, slings, or bull wires shall not be formed by wire rope clips or knots.

1926.251(c)(4)(iv)

    Wire rope shall not be used if, in any length of eight diameters, the total number of visible broken wires exceeds 10 percent of the total number of wires, or if the rope shows other signs of excessive wear, corrosion, or defect.

1926.251(c)(5)

    When U-bolt wire rope clips are used to form eyes, Table H–2 shall be used to determine the number and spacing of clips.

1926.251(c)(5)(i)

    When used for eye splices, the U-bolt shall be applied so that the "U" section is in contact with the dead end of the rope.

1926.251(c)(5)(ii)

    [Reserved]

1926.251(c)(6)

    Slings shall not be shortened with knots or bolts or other makeshift devices.

1926.251(c)(7)

    Sling legs shall not be kinked.

1926.251(c)(8)

    Slings used in a basket hitch shall have the loads balanced to prevent slippage.

1926.251(c)(9)

    Slings shall be padded or protected from the sharp edges of their loads.

1926.251(c)(10)

    Hands or fingers shall not be placed between the sling and its load while the sling is being tightened around the load.

1926.251(c)(11)

    Shock loading is prohibited.

1926.251(c)(12)

    A sling shall not be pulled from under a load when the load is resting on the sling.

1926.251(c)(13)

    "Minimum sling lengths."

1926.251(c)(13)(i)

    Cable laid and 6 X 19 and 6 X 37 slings shall have minimum clear length of wire rope 10 times the component rope diameter between splices, sleeves or end fittings.

1926.251(c)(13)(ii)

    Braided slings shall have a minimum clear length of wire rope 40 times the component rope diameter between the loops or end fittings.

1926.251(c)(13)(iii)

    Cable laid grommets, strand laid grommets and endless slings shall have a minimum circumferential length of 96 times their body diameter.

1926.251(c)(14)

    "Safe operating temperatures." Fiber core wire rope slings of all grades shall be permanently removed from service if they are exposed to temperatures in excess of 200 deg. F (93.33 deg. C). When nonfiber core wire rope slings of any grade are used at temperatures above 400 deg. F (204.44 deg. C) or below minus 60 deg. F (15.55 deg. C), recommendations of the sling manufacturer regarding use at that temperature shall be followed.

1926.251(c)(15)

    "End attachments."

1926.251(c)(15)(i)

    Welding of end attachments, except covers to thimbles, shall be performed prior to the assembly of the sling.

1926.251(c)(15)(ii)

    All welded end attachments shall not be used unless proof tested by the manufacturer or equivalent entity at twice their rated capacity prior to initial use. The employer shall retain a certificate of proof test, and make it available for examination.

1926.251(c)(16)

    Wire rope slings shall have permanently affixed, legible identification markings stating size, rated capacity for the type(s) of hitch(es) used and the angle upon which it is based, and the number of legs if more than one.

1926.251(d)

    Natural rope, and synthetic fiber.

1926.251(d)(1)

    Employers must not use natural- and synthetic-fiber rope slings with loads in excess of the rated capacities (i.e., working load limits) indicated on the sling by permanently affixed and legible identification markings prescribed by the manufacturer.

1926.251(d)(2)

    All splices in rope slings provided by the employer shall be made in accordance with fiber rope manufacturers recommendations.

1926.251(d)(2)(i)

    In manila rope, eye splices shall contain at least three full tucks, and short splices shall contain at least six full tucks (three on each side of the center line of the splice).

1926.251(d)(2)(ii)

    In layed synthetic fiber rope, eye splices shall contain at least four full tucks, and short splices shall contain at least eight full tucks (four on each side of the center line of the splice).

1926.251(d)(2)(iii)

    Strand end tails shall not be trimmed short (flush with the surface of the rope) immediately adjacent to the full tucks. This precaution applies to both eye and short splices and all types of fiber rope. For fiber ropes under 1-inch diameter, the tails shall project at least six rope diameters beyond the last full tuck. For fiber ropes 1-inch diameter and larger, the tails shall project at least 6 inches beyond the last full tuck. In applications where the projecting tails may be objectionable, the tails shall be tapered and spliced into the body of the rope using at least two additional tucks (which will require a tail length of approximately six rope diameters beyond the last full tuck).

1926.251(d)(2)(iv)

    For all eye splices, the eye shall be sufficiently large to provide an included angle of not greater than 60 deg. at the splice when the eye is placed over the load or support.

1926.251(d)(2)(v)

    Knots shall not be used in lieu of splices.

1926.251(d)(3)

    "Safe operating temperatures." Natural and synthetic fiber rope slings, except for wet frozen slings, may be used in a temperature range from minus 20 deg. F (-28.88 deg. C) to plus 180 deg. F (82.2 deg. C) without decreasing the working load limit. For operations outside this temperature range and for wet frozen slings, the sling manufacturer's recommendations shall be followed.

1926.251(d)(4)

    "Splicing." Spliced fiber rope slings shall not be used unless they have been spliced in accordance with the following minimum requirements and in accordance with any additional recommendations of the manufacturer:

1926.251(d)(4)(i)

    In manila rope, eye splices shall consist of at least three full tucks, and short splices shall consist of at least six full tucks, three on each side of the splice center line.

1926.251(d)(4)(ii)

    In synthetic fiber rope, eye splices shall consist of at least four full tucks, and short splices shall consist of at least eight full tucks, four on each side of the center line.

1926.251(d)(4)(iii)

    Strand end tails shall not be trimmed flush with the surface of the rope immediately adjacent to the full tucks. This applies to all types of fiber rope and both eye and short splices. For fiber rope under 1 inch (2.54 cm) in diameter, the tail shall project at least six rope diameters beyond the last full tuck. For fiber rope 1 inch (2.54 cm) in diameter and larger, the tail shall project at least 6 inches (15.24 cm) beyond the last full tuck. Where a projecting tail interferes with the use of the sling, the tail shall be tapered and spliced into the body of the rope using at lest two additional tucks (which will require a tail length of approximately six rope diameters beyond the last full tuck).

1926.251(d)(4)(iv)

    Fiber rope slings shall have a minimum clear length of rope between eye splices equal to 10 times the rope diameter.

1926.251(d)(4)(v)

    Knots shall not be used in lieu of splices.

1926.251(d)(4)(vi)

    Clamps not designed specifically for fiber ropes shall not be used for splicing.

1926.251(d)(4)(vii)

    For all eye splices, the eye shall be of such size to provide an included angle of not greater than 60 degrees at the splice when the eye is placed over the load or support.

1926.251(d)(5)

    "End attachments." Fiber rope slings shall not be used if end attachments in contact with the rope have sharp edges or projections.

1926.251(d)(6)

    "Removal from service." Natural and synthetic fiber rope slings shall be immediately removed from service if any of the following conditions are present:

1926.251(d)(6)(i)

    Abnormal wear.

1926.251(d)(6)(ii)

    Powdered fiber between strands.

1926.251(d)(6)(iii)

    Broken or cut fibers.

1926.251(d)(6)(iv)

    Variations in the size or roundness of strands.

1926.251(d)(6)(v)

    Discoloration or rotting.

1926.251(d)(6)(vi)

    Distortion of hardware in the sling.

1926.251(d)(7)

    Employers must use natural- and synthetic-fiber rope slings that have permanently affixed and legible identification markings that state the rated capacity for the type(s) of hitch(es) used and the angle upon which it is based, type of fiber material, and the number of legs if more than one.

1926.251(e)

    Synthetic webbing (nylon, polyester, and polypropylene).

1926.251(e)(1)

    The employer shall have each synthetic web sling marked or coded to show:

1926.251(e)(1)(i)

    Name or trademark of manufacturer.

1926.251(e)(1)(ii)

    Rated capacities for the type of hitch.

1926.251(e)(1)(iii)

    Type of material.

1926.251(e)(2)

    Rated capacity shall not be exceeded.

1926.251(e)(3)

    "Webbing." Synthetic webbing shall be of uniform thickness and width and selvage edges shall not be split from the webbing's width.

1926.251(e)(4)

    "Fittings." Fittings shall be:

1926.251(e)(4)(i)

    Of a minimum breaking strength equal to that of the sling; and

1926.251(e)(4)(ii)

    Free of all sharp edges that could in any way damage the webbing.

1926.251(e)(5)

    "Attachment of end fittings to webbing and formation of eyes." Stitching shall be the only method used to attach end fittings to webbing and to form eyes. The thread shall be in an even pattern and contain a sufficient number of stitches to develop the full breaking strength of the sling.

1926.251(e)(6)

    "Environmental conditions." When synthetic web slings are used, the following precautions shall be taken:

1926.251(e)(6)(i)

    Nylon web slings shall not be used where fumes, vapors, sprays, mists or liquids of acids or phenolics are present.

1926.251(e)(6)(ii)

    Polyester and polypropylene web slings shall not be used where fumes, vapors, sprays, mists or liquids of caustics are present.

1926.251(e)(6)(iii)

    Web slings with aluminum fittings shall not be used where fumes, vapors, sprays, mists or liquids of caustics are present.

1926.251(e)(7)

    "Safe operating temperatures." Synthetic web slings of polyester and nylon shall not be used at temperatures in excess of 180 deg. F (82.2 deg. C). Polypropylene web slings shall not be used at temperatures in excess of 200 deg. F (93.33 deg. C).

1926.251(e)(8)

    "Removal from service." Synthetic web slings shall be immediately removed from service if any of the following conditions are present:

1926.251(e)(8)(i)

    Acid or caustic burns;

1926.251(e)(8)(ii)

    Melting or charring of any part of the sling surface;

1926.251(e)(8)(iii)

    Snags, punctures, tears or cuts;

1926.251(e)(8)(iv)

    Broken or worn stitches; or

1926.251(e)(8)(v)

    Distortion of fittings.

1926.251(f)

    Shackles and hooks.

1926.251(f)(1)

    Employers must not use shackles with loads in excess of the rated capacities (i.e., working load limits) indicated on the shackle by permanently affixed and legible identification markings prescribed by the manufacturer.

1926.251(f)(2)

    The manufacturer's recommendations shall be followed in determining the safe working loads of the various sizes and types of specific and identifiable hooks. All hooks for which no applicable manufacturer's recommendations are available shall be tested to twice the intended safe working load before they are initially put into use. The employer shall maintain a record of the dates and results of such tests.


 TABLE H - 1. -- MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE WEAR
                 AT ANY POINT OF LINK

_______________________________________
                 |
 Chain size,     |  Maximum allowable
   (inches)      |      wear (inch)
_________________|_____________________
                 |
1/4 ............ |        3/64
3/8 ............ |        5/64
1/2 ............ |        7/64
5/8 ............ |        9/64
3/4 ............ |        5/32
7/8 ............ |       11/64
  1 ............ |        3/16
1 1/8 .......... |        7/32
1 1/4 .......... |         1/4
1 3/8 .......... |        9/32
1 1/2 .......... |        5/16
1 3/4 .......... |       11/32
_________________|______________________


  TABLE H - 2. -- NUMBER AND SPACING OF
                   U-BOLT WIRE ROPE CLIPS
____________________________________________________
                      |                   |
Improved plow steel,  |  Number of clips  |
  rope diameter       |___________________| Minimum
     (inches)         |        |          | spacing
                      |  Drop  |   Other  | (inches)
                      | forged | material |
______________________|________|__________|_________
                      |        |          |
1/2 ................. |     3  |       4  |      3
5/8 ................. |     3  |       4  |  3 3/4
3/4 ................. |     4  |       5  |  4 1/2
7/8 ................. |     4  |       5  |  5 1/4
1 ................... |     5  |       6  |      6
1 1/8 ............... |     6  |       6  |  6 3/4
1 1/4 ............... |     6  |       7  |  7 1/2
1 3/8 ............... |     7  |       7  |  8 1/4
1 1/2 ............... |     7  |       8  |      9
______________________|________|__________|_________

    [44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979; 44 FR 20940, Apr. 6, 1979, as amended at 58 FR 35173; June 30, 1993; 76 FR 33611, June 8, 2011; 77 FR 23118, April 18, 2012; 78 FR 11092 February 15, 2013 ]

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