Overhead Alliance


Overhead Alliance New Virtual Reality Crane Game for Oculus Rift

Our new Virtual Reality Crane game is a fun and educational experience that shows what it is like to operate an overhead crane. The game uses cutting edge technology that brings you inside of a realistic manufacturing shop floor. It gives its users a 360 real life perspective inside of the headset.

The game is a combined effort of CMAA, HMI and MMA member companies in conjunction with Vern Shurtz and John Berryman from the Stratus Technology Group.

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Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018

What Is Safe + Sound Week?
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

Why Participate?
Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one.

Who Is Encouraged to Participate?
Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, or supply chain partners should participate.

How to Participate
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is easy. To get started, select the activities you would like to do at your workplace. You can host an event just for your workers or host a public event to engage your community. Examples of potential activities and tools to help you plan and promote your events are available. After you've completed your events, you can download a certificate and web badge to recognize your organization and your workers.

When choosing a lifting and moving solution for your facility, consider an overhead hoist, crane or monorail. Overhead lifting solutions improve efficiency, productivity and safety and reduces environmental impact. New technology has made overhead lifting solutions easier and more productive to use than ever before. Advancements include enhanced precision controls and longer lasting equipment.

Overhead lifting:

  • Reduces product damage
  • Improves workflow
  • Reduces lifting accidents
  • Improves workplace health and safety
  • Lowers costs
  • Is a green solution that reduces the footprint of your facility through recyclable equipment and minimized land consumption.

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Safe + Sound Week
A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.
OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign
Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) - Construction Sector on the Fall Prevention Campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented.
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  • Level 1: The Bridge Crane
    Work with Carl to use an Overhead Bridge Crane to lift and move boxes through a factory floor.
  • Level 2: The Hoist & Monorail System
    Use a Hoist & Monorail System to move boxes to different workstations in a factory.
  • Level 3: Put it all Together
    Combine 3 types of overhead lifting [Bridge Crane, Jib Crane, and a Hoist & Monorail System] in order to move boxes through a factory.

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The Overhead Alliance has provided lecture material to increase awareness of the overhead material handling industry and related products. Overhead lifting solutions provide opportunities to improve efficiency, increase productivity, enhance safety, and reduce environmental impact. New technology has made overhead lifting solutions easier and more productive to use than ever before.

The material was developed in cooperation with the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) to promote overhead lifting technologies through lecture materials that can be incorporated in academic coursework. The lecture material is available in PowerPoint or PDF format

Lecture Material 101
Introduction to Overhead Material Handling Equipment reviewing types, benefits and case studies.
http://www.mhi.org/downloads/overhead-alliance/overhead-alliance-lecture-material.pdf
http://www.mhi.org/downloads/overhead-alliance/overhead-alliance-lecture-material.pptx

Lecture Material 102
Basic Material Handling Equipment (MHE) overview, benefits and case studies.
http://www.mhi.org/downloads/overhead-alliance/overhead-alliance-lecture-material-2016.pdf
http://www.mhi.org/downloads/overhead-alliance/overhead-alliance-lecture-material-2016.pptx