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Safety Factor: Raising the Bar; Enhancing Crane Lift Safety with Technology

Discover the latest technology solutions that are enhancing crane lift safety in the lifting and rigging industry! Join us for an exciting episode of “Safety Factor,” where we’ll be discussing remote technologies, sensors, cameras, and advanced software with experts from The Crosby Group and Mazzella. Tune in now to take your crane lift safety practices to the next level!

In this episode of “Safety Factor,” we discuss how technology is being used to enhance safety in crane lifts. Our guests, Wayne Wille and Denny Davis, Development Managers for Technology Solutions at The Crosby Group, and Tyler Henley, National Account Manager for Specialty Ropes at Mazzella, share their expertise on the latest technological advancements that have been developed to improve safety in crane lifts.

We explore common causes of accidents and injuries when using cranes to lift heavy loads and discuss specific examples of technology that are being used to enhance safety in crane lifts, such as sensors, automation, and advanced software that monitors crane performance and load stability.

Our guests provide insights into how companies and operators can ensure that their cranes are being used safely and in accordance with regulations, as well as best practices for training workers on using this new technology safely. We also cover how the new technology works, how it can be combined, and how companies and individuals can implement safety measures to reduce accidents and injuries.

Join us as we explore the innovative ways in which technology is being used to enhance safety in the lifting and rigging industry and discuss real-world examples of companies and individuals successfully implementing safety measures that have resulted in fewer accidents and injuries. Learn how you can improve your crane lift safety practices with the latest technology solutions.

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In This Podcast:

0:00 – Intro

0:59 – What can go wrong when making heavy lifts?

2:50 – How has load cell technology advanced to improve crane safety?

3:30 – What is a load cell?

3:58 – What is the advantage of having a separate load cell from the one built into a crane?

4:53 – Could these load cells be used to proof test rope fittings in the field?

6:43 – What other technologies are being used to enhance lift safety?

7:57 – What is BlokCam?

8:36 – What advancements has Straightpoint made in load cell technology to make safer lifts?

9:07 – What advancements are coming out of Mazzella to improve safety?

9:39 – How can companies and operators ensure cranes are being used safely?

10:10 – How do load cells help prevent damage and wear and tear on cranes?

10:41 – Why companies should be proactive in implementing training and technology.

12:11 – How can you change the reactive mentality of many lifting operations?

13:55 – How can workers and companies train on new lifting technologies?

17:02 – How will BlokCam change the way we lift?

19:12 – What does the future of lifting look like?

21:20 – What technologies has Crosby combined to improve lifting in the wind industry?

22:09 – What real-world examples are there of technology being used to improve lifting?

23:19 – What is the Verton Spinpod?

24:24 – How do you get companies to start implementing new technologies?

25:21 – Is there any data on how specific new technologies are improving safety?

26:02 – How do new technologies improve efficiency?

27:56 – How can you learn more?

Disclaimer: Any advice, graphics, images, and/or information contained herein are presented for general educational and information purposes and to increase overall safety awareness. It is not intended to be legal, medical, or other expert advice or services, and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate industry professionals. The information herein should not be considered exhaustive and the user should seek the advice of appropriate professionals.