Columbus McKinnon Blog

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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4 Steps to Select the Right Wire Grip for Your Application

Posted by Christie Lagowski on

When working with wire in utility applications, safety is of utmost importance. That’s why it’s critical to choose the correct wire grip for the task at hand. Here are four steps to help you choose the best grip for your application. 

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Chain Sling Wear and Stretch: Are They the Same?

Posted by Henry Brozyna on

Frédéric, a mechanical engineer for the auxiliary equipment unit of a Canadian public utility company and recent safety webinar attendee, asked the following question about chain sling wear: “You said a sling should be removed from service if it stretches. But, you also said that 10% of wear is permissible. Does this mean that a stretch of …

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