Thursday, April 11, 2013
With OSHA still grappling with key crane issues, such as whether crane operator certification is equivalent to qualification, crane and rigging professionals can’t afford to miss CRC/ICHC in Indianapolis, Ind., May 29-30.
During the jointly held Crane & Rigging Conference and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference, some sessions will touch on big picture issues affecting safety managers, project managers, and supervisors: Technology’s impact on training, OSHA enforcement trends, and leading causes of crane accidents.
Other sessions are more technical in nature: Rail fastening for overhead cranes, multi-leg rigging, and signal person communication. However, this is not just a sit-and-listen event. Hands-on sessions, small-group networking with experts, and vendor displays offer attendees multiple ways to learn and connect.
“Great speakers, interactive sessions, and the right audience combine for an educational and useful experience. I definitely get excellent value from my attendance and participation as an exhibitor,” said LD Stutes, Vice President Sales & Marketing for The North American Crane Bureau Group (NACB), Lake Mary, Fla. NACB is the 2013 Event Partner for CRC/ICHC.
Organizations such as Construction Users Roundtable, Steel Erectors Association of America, and Ohio Manufacturers Association support CRC/ICHC because it offers merit for their members.
“Ongoing education is always important, but with OSHA’s Nov. 10, 2014, deadline looming for the certification of crane operators, we strongly encourage our members to attend CRC/ICHC in order to stay abreast of industry trends and educate themselves on issues specifically related to this mandate,” said Tom Underhill, Executive Director of the SEAA.
During breaks, attendees have access to vendors’ exhibits, which includes 20 to 30 companies representing everything from cranes to wire rope. A recent company to join the exhibitor list is rigging hardware manufacturer, The Crosby Group, Tulsa, Okla. Both Crosby and Liebherr will sponsor lunch during the conference. See the current list of exhibitors here. http://www.craneandriggingconference.com/crc-ichc/exhibitors/
Asked what continues to draw NACB back as a repeat exhibitor, LD Stutes said: “CRC/ICHC is well organized and professionally right on target. Compared to other conferences I attend, it is a networking and resources gem.”
Produced by Maximum Capacity Media, publisher of Crane & Rigging Hot Line and Industrial Lift & Hoist magazines, CRC/ICHC is an independent conference. You don’t have to be a member of an association to attend. You get access to a cross-section of experts representing various standards groups, industry committees, and employers. And the agenda is developed around the hot topics facing the industry today. Throw in breakfast and lunch, and the registration fee is well worth your investment. Register online at: http://www.craneandriggingconference.com/crc-ichc/registration/ prior to April 26, 2013 for discounted early bird rate or call 602-368-8552 to register by phone.
About MCM Events
MCM Events is a division of Maximum Capacity Media, publisher of Crane & Rigging Hot Line, Industrial Lift & Hoist, Lift and Access, and other lifting equipment industry publications. MCM Events produces the MCM-CIC Crane Operator Rodeo, Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium, SAF-T Conference, and other live and virtual events. For more information about CRC/ICHC visit www.craneandriggingconference.com.
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