Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of electrification and controlling devices. They supply solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
Devices that control, service and enhance productivity of industrial handling including:
The Mission of Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association is to develop and promote quality electrification systems, electrical equipment and control systems, for the safety and reliability of material handling equipment achieved by:
This standard provides minimum requirements and guidelines for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electrification systems for electric overhead, monorail, and gantry traveling cranes. Electrification systems include conductor bars, festoon systems, cable chains, spring driven reels, and motor driven reels.
The specifications and information contained in this standard apply to cable-less controls for electric overhead traveling cranes. Cable-less controls are also referred to as wireless or remote controls. The specifications in this standard are general in nature. Other and more detailed specifications may be agreed upon between the purchaser and the manufacturer to suit each specific installation.
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Samantha Sanders, Ohio University
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship to Samantha Sanders at Ohio University. Samantha is a rising senior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She attended the MODEX Show in 2016 where she made her decision to concentrate on the supply chain industry and all the industry has to offer. Last spring she had an internship at GE Aviation in Lynn, Massachusetts where she worked in the parts department and experienced the importance of on-time delivery. After graduation, she plans to return to school to work on her Master’s Degree in the field of supply chain management and/or simulation.
The combined effort from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and CPWR–The Center for Construction Research and Training is known as the National Safety Stand-Down. Last year marked the fourth annual Stand-Down with nearly 150 free public events reaching more than 1 million workers. By continuing to reach workers and employers, OSHA aims to raise awareness and decrease the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities and injuries. Participation is not limited to the construction industry, and no business is too small to participate. In previous years, many non-construction employers held Stand-Downs.
Each year OSHA partners with employers, trade associations and institutes, unions, worker interest organizations, safety managers, construction material suppliers, and other government agencies to encourage participation throughout many industries. As the economy continues to grow and the full construction seas on begins, we hope the Stand-Down will remind employers and workers that fall prevention is an important part of every workplace safety plan. Employers and workers are encouraged to pause in their workday to talk about fall prevention and dedicate themselves yet again to the safety of this nation’s most valuable resource: workers. For more information on the Stand-Down, visit www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown.
If you want to share information with OSHA on your Safety Stand-Down, Fall Prevention Programs or suggestions on how we can improve future initiatives like this, please send your email to oshastanddown[at]dol[dot]gov. Also share your Stand-Down story on social media, with the hashtag: #StandDown4Safety and #LiftSafe (this is a special CHM Alliance hashtag).
If you plan to host a free event that is open to the public, see OSHA's Events page to submit the event details and to contact your Regional Stand-Down Coordinator.