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Crane and Hoist Safety: The Dangers of Side Pulling

Posted by Joe Runyon on

Overhead lifting operations are a necessary activity in workplaces around the globe. The ability to lift and move material safely is critical to the success of many businesses. Failure to follow safe lifting practices can lead to serious personal injury and cause damage to equipment and facilities. While there are many aspects to safe lifting …

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How to Safely Splice and Dead-End Wires in Utility Applications

Posted by Christie Lagowski on

Whether dead-ending or splicing lines, safety is of utmost importance. To ensure you are using products correctly while performing these activities, we suggest following the procedures below: Dead-Ending Wire To begin, arrange your ratchet lever hoist and wire grip as shown in Figure 1. Use shackle connections where necessary. 

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Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips For All Employees

Posted by Gisela Clark on

A safe working environment is important to everyone, regardless of the company, industry or job. To kick off the new year, here are the Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips for all employees: Be Aware of Your Surroundings: Know the particular hazards of the workspace to avoid potentially hazardous situations. 

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How to Clean, Lubricate and Inspect Your Wire Grips

Posted by Christie Lagowski on

To keep your wire grips in good working condition, it’s important that you properly clean, lubricate and inspect your wire grips on a regular basis. This will help prevent issues and potential accidents out in the field. Follow the procedures below to ensure your grips are properly cared for. 

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How to Properly Inspect Your Lever Strap Hoist

Posted by Henry Brozyna on

When it comes to lever hoists, utility professionals rely on a variety of different hoists to get the job done. One of the most popular hoists for utility applications is the lever strap hoist. When using a lever strap hoist, it’s important to inspect it regularly to prevent accidents or product failures.

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