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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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

EVIR® Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting

Tag, inspect and transmit - it’s that simple

Loader Inspection configuation

TAG – Data-encoded RFID tags are placed in each inspection zone of a vehicle or asset. In a commercial trucking environment, for example, tags are placed in inspection zones that adhere to DOT compliance requirements for pre- and post-trip inspections. Many school districts place tags at the back of a bus to ensure that drivers perform their end-of-shift check for students.

INSPECT – The individual performing the inspection must physically scan each tag on the vehicle. The tablet device must be within two inches of the point of inspection, which helps to verify that a check was performed and the vehicle is up to operating standards. EVIR acts as an electronic, verifiable log to prove that inspections are being performed accurately and consistently.




TRANSMIT – Defects or vehicle damage can be captured with Zonar's tablet device. Equipped with a 5 mega-pixel camera, drivers can easily transmit photos to give maintenance a heads-up as to what they are seeing. After the tablet is docked inside the vehicle, the inspection data is seamlessly transferred back to Zonar's web-based application, Ground Traffic Control®. Fleet managers and maintenance personnel have immediate access to the inspection data from the field, helping them to prioritize and schedule repairs.

Not just for vehicles

The EVIR system is as flexible as our customers' unique needs. While most commonly used to verify the pre- and post-trip inspection process for fleets across all industries, EVIR use spans to wherever there's a need to verify a process is being followed.

A complete solution provider

Zonar offers a full suite of smart fleet technology solutions that improve safety, decrease downtime of vehicles, reduce fuel costs, coach driver performance, and streamline back-office reporting.

Unparalleled customer service

From onboarding to installation, our U.S.-based Customer Care team makes sure that you’re set up for success. There’s a reason more than 99 percent of our customers that choose to do business with us, stay with us. More than 30 percent of our company is devoted to after-sale support, which means you can always reach a live Zonar employee—24/7/365.

Learn more at: http://zonarsystems.com/solutions/evir-electronic-verified-inspection-reporting/


Sunday, July 9, 2017

GENIE HYBRID SYSTEM: YOU WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT HYBRID BOOM LIFTS




 Genie Z-60/37FE Articulating Boom Lift: Hybrid System GenieInd GenieInd



With the Genie Z-60/37FE boom, equipped with a Fuel Electric Hybrid System, we give our customers the opportunity to choose either from a full electric machine or a diesel powered machine, environmental consciousness with lower cost of operation.

2 modes of operation:
  • Full-electric: full-day, emission-free on a single charge,
  • Diesel driven generator: one week of run time with a single tank of diesel.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ozinga Says Cummins Natural Gas Engines Offer Major Advantages


A leader in ready-mix concrete, Ozinga relies on its fleet of medium- and heavy-duty trucks to get tough jobs done as efficiently as possible. 95% of their fleet features Cummins engines, a substantial portion powered by natural gas. VP of Fleet Jeffrey Bonnema says natural gas is less expensive, cleaner burning and a smart investment in the company’s future.

Monday, July 3, 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:

July 20, 2017 @8:00am

Cost: $140.00

Call Michelle for details and pricing at 707.451.5100