Handbook of Rigging

Handbook of Rigging

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The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Operating Safe, Efficient Rigging Systems Recent years have seen an abundance of changes in the rigging industry. This popular, hands-on reference brings you completely up to date on equipment, materials, systems, and regulations that affect your profession. Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of rigging equipment, this comprehensive guide will help ensure that your projects are completed in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing safety and efficiency. Inside this fully updated guide to rigging: A broader-than-ever look at lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations Brand-new section covering the safe operation of equipment and rigging systems Up-to-date information on EPA and OSHA regulations governing the use of rigging equipment Directory of associations that publish research on safe rigging Bibliography of references that cover related subjects concerning rigging Handbook of Rigging covers: Codes a Standards OSHA Updates Engineering Principles Worksite Preparation Rigging Systems, Devices, and Tools Lifting a Hoisting Machinery Scaffolding a Ladders Protective Equipment Safety, Health, and Security Measures Fire Prevention a Protection Additional ResourcesFriction, too, can impose severe stresses in rigging. Where sheave maintenance is neglected, additional friction in each sheave may be as much as 10 percent of the rope tension for every sheave used. Thus, if a hoist line is reefed up, frictionanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Rigging
Author: Joseph MacDonald, W. Rossnagel, Lindley Higgins
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2008-06-14

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