We were recently called in to inspect the fixed ladders in a manufacturing facility. The owner had been conducting the inspections in-house for several years, and they wanted to know if their work was sufficient to comply with OSHA. Unfortunately, of the 1,000+ ladders in the facility, our technicians found over 600 that did NOT meet the requirements. Had the fixed ladders been subject to a surprise OSHA inspection, they would have incurred significant fines. Or worse, the unsafe conditions could have resulted in a workplace accident.
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Fixed Ladders Require Inspections per OSHA
Andrew T. Litecky2/ 1/20
Tags: ANSI, Maintenance, OSHA, Purchasing Help, Regulations
Hoist Breakdown Prevention and Planning
Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/19
Would you be prepared for a hoist breakdown in your production space? Read our post on strategies for prevention and planning for a hoist breakdown.
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It Is Never Okay to Overload Your Bridge Crane
Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/17
Is it ever okay to overload your bridge crane? Shupper-Brickle takes a closer look at the hazards of this dangerous proposition.
Tags: ANSI, ASME, Bridge Cranes, CMAA, Crane Engineering, Crane Safety, Maintenance, OSHA
The Necessity of Load Testing
Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/17
How important is it to load test an existing bridge crane? How often and when?We recently witnessed an example of the importance of this safety procedure, with a narrowly averted disaster. Learn more about when a load test is required.