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Strong turnout for 2014 WCTS
A turnout of more than 260 high-level delegates at the 2014 World Crane and Transport Summit in Florida, USA, further bolstered the success of this established event
Singapore event success
Positive feedback is still coming in for the CATAP conference and the Singapore Crane Fair held to great acclaim last month
Initial ruling issued in Manitowoc and Sany patent lawsuit
An initial determination has been made that Sany Heavy Industries infringed on patents owned by Manitowoc Cranes, said United States International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw
NationsBuilders Insurance Services announces definitive agreement to transfer subsidiary’s residential construction liabilities to Catalina Holdings
NationsBuilders Insurance will transfer its residential construction liabilities totaling $76,250,000 to Catalina Holdings.
Trucking litigation trends
An upcoming Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) webinar on 16 April at 12 p.m. US EST will offer insight into trucking litigation trends
The legal impact of CSA ratings
An upcoming SC&RA webinar will offer insight into the legal impact of CSA ratings in the USA
Proposal to limit age of cranes in New York City
A proposal has been made for legislation to limit the age of cranes in New York City, USA, to a maximum of 25 years in a bid to increase the safety of crane operations
Crane and transport events for 2014
International Cranes and Specialized Transport and KHL Group’s KHL Events division has announced four events for the crane and transport industry in 2014
OSHA’s crane personnel qualifications webinar
Graham Brent, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, will present a webinar on the legal responsibilities for qualifying employees who work with and around cranes
Permiting priorities
Steven Todd, Director of Advocacy, SC&RA will provide a webinar on how to set priorities for establishing long-term, successful relationships with state permit officials
Webinar on safety programme essentials
Building a successful safety programme for crane and rigging companies is a complex process. Learn how in a webinar presented by Daniel Erwin, corporate safety director, TNT Crane & Rigging
WHECO launches crane accident e-Book
WHECO Worldwide Services has released a free educational eBook called ‘The Crane Accident Mitigation Manifesto’ which provides information on how to respond to and manage the post-accident experience.
Sign up for free CSA webinar
Registration is open for SC&RA's free webinar on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) programme on 11 July
Florida passes uniform crane law
The State of Florida, in the USA, has passed a new bill that calls for statewide regulations concerning hoisting equipment and worksites. The Florida Crane Safety Alliance (OSHA), The Florida East Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and the Florida Crane Owners Council (FCOC) have endorsed the amended state statute.
New wind turbine safety summit
A new one day conference and networking event has been announced for the wind turbine erection and transport industry. Safety Issues in Wind Turbine Installation and Transportation will
Crane certification program launched
A new national crane inspection program has been launched in the USA offering separate certifications for mobile, tower and overhead cranes
Rigger's licences revoked in NYC
William Rapetti, the rigger responsible for erecting a tower crane that collapsed in March 2008, has had his tower crane licences revoked in New York, USA
Deadline looms for BC crane operators
Crane operators in British Columbia, Canada, must have a valid operator's certificate by 28 February 2011, warns WorkSafeBC
Crane accident investigation guide from SC&RA
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has published its Crane Accident Investigation Guide after two years of planning and preparation
EN 13000 rated capacity limiter questionnaire
As part of the response to controversy surrounding rated capacity limiters in the new EN 13000:2010 European Standard, ESTA and FEM have issued a questionnaire surveying owners' experience with cranes delivered since 1 May 2010
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