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Why Safety Audits Are Important

If you want to know just how well your current safety plan is working, test it. With safety audits, you can take control of your crews lift and rigging plans and reduce your risk of workplace safety citations from the top down.
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Why Every Worker Should Wear Eye Protection

If the majority of workers strap on their helmet without thinking twice, why do so many crewmembers take chances with eye protection? Slipping on a pair of glasses, goggles, or attachable eye shields could make the difference between a close call…

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When Must Fall Protection Devices Be Used?

Fall protection helps crews to plan for the predictable and successfully handle the unpredictable, which means that each employer needs to understand when they’re expected to provide it for their workers. Here’s a look at OSHA’s criteria fo…

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Most Common OSHA Cited Standards

OSHA publishes the most common worksite citations each year; however, many of the same violations continue to top the annual charts. Therefore, it’s crucial that both OSHA and the lift and rigging community double down on safety in every aspect…

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Accident Prevention Tips

Every lift and rigging job comes with a list of potential risks, but dedicating some extra time to accident prevention before and after each job can almost entirely eliminate them. However, most crews continue to rack up safety citations and poor…

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When to Retire a Hook from Service

Using a damaged, expired, or malfunctioned hook is more than just a risky move; it’s a potentially fatal lapse of judgement. Sling slippage, loss of load control, and on-site injury become imminent possibilities when you use a hook that isn’t…

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What Is Theatrical and Stage Rigging?

Theatrical rigging systems, also known as fly systems, are structures that allow stage crews to safely move and manipulate objects, effects, and cast members on and around the stage. These stage systems feature rope lines, pulleys, and other rigg…

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The Importance of Rigging & Fall Protection Training

Being under prepared for most jobs might negatively affect your performance or give a bad image to management, but it can be devastating when you’re a part of a lifting or rigging crew. The damages from a fall on-site can be irreversible and so…

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3 Ways to Use Gaff Tape

Crewmembers become familiar with endless amounts of equipment over their careers, but there are some highly specific tools that can fly under the radar until a peculiar job pops up. Gaff tape is one of the most synonymous pieces of equipment in t…

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Differences Between Winches and Hoists

A winch is a crank mechanism that pulls loads from side to side, and a hoist is a device that lifts loads up and lowers them down. Winches and hoists might seem like similar pieces of equipment to use on the job, but these tools aren’t capable …

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