2020 Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series

Event Details

The Overhead Alliance of MHI will hold an Overhead Lifting Safety Webinar Series in September. The Overhead Alliance represents the members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association, Inc. (MMA).

The webinar series will include presentations and Q&A from industry experts along with a resource guide for overhead lifting including information and tools for best overhead lifting practices and downloadable resources from CMAA, HMI and MMA.

The four-part webinar series 1.5 hour long webinars on the following dates and topics:

  • September 3, 2:00 PM Eastern - Topic: OSHA Crane and Hoists inspections focus + resources from CMAA, HMI and MMA
    Presenter: Therese Stawowy, Supervisory Safety Specialist - OSHA - Regional Office - Atlanta

    This session covers the following questions:
    Who is OSHA?
    Why can OSHA inspect my cranes?
    What is OSHA looking at when inspecting my cranes?
    What are your responsibilities?

    The presentation includes examples of the five most cited items during an OSHA inspection, followed by key takeaways of why inspection and repair are so important to ensure safe operation of your overhead lifting equipment.
  • September 10, 2:00 PM Eastern - Topic: Chain Hoists & Monorail inspection requirements and best practices
    Presenter: Henry Brozyna, Industrial Product Trainer - Columbus McKinnon

    In this presentation you will learn the basics of how a chain hoist works & what to look for in a frequent or pre-use inspection, per ASME B30.16. We will also discuss the inspection required to be completed at least once a year, per ASME B30.17, for enclosed monorail tracks.
  • September 17, 2:00 PM Eastern - Topic: Cranes and Wire Rope Hoist inspection requirements and best practices
    Presenter: Joe Otten, Director of Learning and Development - Konecranes

    The topic for this session is Inspection Requirements for Overhead Cranes and Best Practices

    We will discuss the requirement for inspecting Overhead Cranes per OSHA 1910.179 and ANSI B30.2. Additionally we will review the findings of our Crane Accident Study which analyzed overhead crane accidents over a 10 year period and the best practices for avoiding a crane incident.
  • September 24, 2:00 PM Eastern - Topic: Rigging Awareness, principles of safe riggings and lifting and applicable standards overview
    Presenter: Jason Birdwell, North America Training Manager - The Crosby Group

    In rigging, good risk management is central to a safe and effective lift. Some fundamentals of risk management, the basic rigging plan and the role training plays in safe rigging practices will be discussed. And the important standards that must be considered when rigging a load will be highlighted.

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Who Should Attend?
This series of webinars are designed for safety, operations and plant maintenance personal whose management include overhead lifting cranes and hoists.

Why you should attend?
Crane safety staff will gain practical information about crane and hoist inspections, safety maintenance and best practice for safe operation and maintenance of equipment. Learn about available resources from the Overhead Lifting industry leaders.

In addition, registrants who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion and the following product specifications (a $260 value):

CMAA Specification 70 - Specifications for Top Running Bridge & Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes - New July 2020 Edition
CMAA Specification 74 - Specifications for Top Running & Under Running Single Girder Electric Traveling Cranes Utilizing Under Running Trolley Hoist - New July 2020 Edition
CMAA Specification 78 - Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed On Overhead and Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment
CMAA Specification 79 - Crane Operator's Manual
HMI 100.74 - Lever Hoist Inspection and Maintenance Manual
HMI 100.75 - Lever Hoist Operator's Manual
HMI 100.24 - Hoist Inspection and Maintenance Manual
HMI 100.23 - Hoist Operator's Manual
MMA MH27.1 - Specifications for Patented Track Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems
MMA MH27.2 - Specifications for Enclosed Track Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems

About CMAA

The Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA) of America, Inc. is 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.

About HMI

The Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) members are the Industry's leading suppliers of hoisting equipment including hand chain hoists, ratchet lever hoists, trolleys, air chain hoist, air wire rope hoists, electric chain hoists, and electric wire manufacturing and distribution sector.

About MMA

Founded in 1933, The Monorail Manufacturers Association, Inc. (MMA) is an independent incorporated trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry. MMA members produce the preponderance of patented and enclosed track underhung cranes and monorail systems.

About MHI

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.