The CMAA Crane Safety Conference, held Wednesday April 11, 2019 at ProMat, was attended by over 50 industry professionals who were trained on crane safety and design topics.
A speaker from OSHA's Safety and Health Specialists identified the top areas of deficiencies cited by OSHA as crane safety infractions. The top five areas are:
Not performing the required periodic inspections
Issues with Crane Pendant Controllers
Not performing required frequent / daily inspections ( I.E. Chains, wire rope and hooks )
Lack of proper load capacity rating labels on the crane
Improper securing of the loads
The speaker also outlined what proper crane inspections should address.
In addition to proper operator training for safe use of cranes, the crane safety conference topics included fall protection, braking, diagnostics, mobile technology, and automation.
Attendees received seven professional development credits and a copy of the CMAA Specification 78 (Guidelines for Professional Service) and CMAA Specification 79 (Crane Operators Manual).
For more information about the CMAA Crane Safety Conference, ordering CMAA specifications, or other crane questions, visit mhi.org/cmaa
CMAA is the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc., an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. CMAA traces its roots to the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, known as EOCI, which was founded in 1927 by leading crane manufacturers of that time to promote the standardization of cranes as well as uniform quality and performance. The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member Companies, representing the industry leaders in the overhead crane industry, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.