July Safety Corner – Beat the Heat

As the weather changes from season to season, each brings its own inherent risk.  Below a few hazards during the summer months and what you can do to protect yourselves. Sun & Heat—Risks from sun and heat include sunstroke, dehydration, and sun burns. When heat poses a danger to you, make sure that you stay […]

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Crane Guidelines for Cranes

Orange and white checkered flag on a crane

Before any construction project that involves work with cranes can begin, engineers develop a safe-lifting plan. This includes marking a working radius around the crane and removing vehicles and other objects away from the fall area if possible. Making notes of overhead wires and structures, and generally making a plan before every day of lifting. […]

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May Safety Corner – Shop Safety

Safe work habits and a clean work environment are an integral part in creating a positive company culture. At Triad Machinery, we focus on providing a safe working environment for our employees (and customers). Below are 12 Shop Safety Guidelines All Personnel Should Always Follow. Safety glasses are required in shop area(s); never work without […]

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Crane Ground Bearing Capacities

Crane using crane pads to steady itself for a lift

Cranes of every size are rated for certain loads, angles of lifting, and other aspects of any lift – these factor into the crane ground bearing capacity. These crane rating manual load charts let an operator, rigger, and project manager know exactly what a crane is capable of. These standards help establish a safe lifting […]

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Wind Speed for Mobile Crane Operations

A Demonstration of Wind Speed Crane Safety

Whether it’s involved in construction or demolition, industrial or agricultural, maintenance or repair, there are thousands of uses for cranes. From hoisting public utility crews for powerline service or lifting hundreds of tons of material hundreds of feet in the air, there’s a crane for every situation. However, not every crane can be used for […]

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December Safety Corner – Winter Preparation

Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold conditions. While there are no specific federal regulations about working in extreme cold or heat, employees do have a right to a workplace “free from recognized hazards.” That includes exposure to extreme cold and heat.  Below are a few tips on preventing slips, […]

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