At Large

01 May 2008

Gary Coleman demonstrating overhead power line hazards at a previous SC&RA event

Gary Coleman demonstrating overhead power line hazards at a previous SC&RA event

This annual gathering will attract hundreds of key industry professionals from around the globe. The educational sessions will be taken by leading experts in the industry, including (in order of appearance) those listed below.

Opening speaker Gary Coleman,

Construction Safety Council, will give an “electrifying” hands–on presentation on electrical safety in construction with a focus on identifying electrical hazards, complying with OSHA standards and using safe work practices.

Tim Conlon and Kevin Cunningham, Special Risk Services, and Robert Moore, Stone & Moore, will examine actual legal case scenarios to enlighten attendees concerning dos and don'ts of accident investigations.

Jeff Beatty, Total Security US, will provide an overview of the Highway Watch program, which trains drivers, crane operators and other participants to efiectively observe, assess and report safety and security concerns involving the nation's infrastructure.

David Duerr, 2DM Associates, will cover telescopic hydraulic gantries, dealing specifically with how the lifted load is carried by the gantry system, selection of rigging and header beams, selection and setup of track, stability of gantry legs and SC&RA's new Recommended Practices for Telescopic Hydraulic Gantry Systems video and publication.

James Stanley, FDR Safety, will address “changing your safety culture and creating a world–class safety program” from his perspective as an OSHA of cial and then as a vice president of safety for a major corporation. Dennis Fetter, Wire Rope Corporation of

Dennis Fetter, Wire Rope Corporation of America, will discuss how to get the most from a wire rope.

Ronald Kohner, Landmark Engineering, will outline the basics of a good lift plan and how it fits into a larger crane risk management program; he will also review the 2004 changes to American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ standards for mobile and locomotive cranes (ASME B30.5) and their impact on the industry.

Roger Ohman, The Crosby Group, will look at how the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ new standards for slings (ASME B30.9) and detachable rigging hardware used for lifting purposes (ASME B30.26) have changed rigging fundamentals.

Complementing these sessions will be other activities, and networking opportunities during breakfasts, receptions and breaks. A golf outing on Wednesday, September 21 (the day before the of cial start of the Workshop) will be held on a course that replicates some of America's greatest golf holes. After working up a hearty appetite on the course, participants will be able to enjoy a Texas barbecue.

More than 45 exhibitors will use the exhibit center to showcase their products and services on Friday September 23. For three hours this will be the only event taking place, giving time to visit every exhibit. Also on Friday is the Spouse Tour of Houston, which concludes with shopping at the Galleria Mall.

On Saturday September 24 attendees will be able to see the winning entries for SC&RA's 2005 Rigging Job of the Year Competition. The Workshop will end on a positive note that afternoon with a tour of the new Liebherr facilities, including repair, training and technical support operations.

SC&RA's Crane & Rigging Workshop is not to be missed. Visit now and click on the “Event/Registration” button at the top of the site to review the program, learn more about the hotel, and register. Or call SC&RA at 703–698–0291.


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