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New crane safety guide released

December 3, 2015  By Keith Norbury

A new Guide to Mobile Crane Safety Management is now available from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association.

The 104-page book “reflects substantial changes in tools, technologies and perspectives over the last two decades,” says a recent news release from the SC&RA, which more than 1,300 members in 46 countries.

Items covered include the updated American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME, B30.5 standard for mobile and locomotive cranes as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules, the release said.

Guide authors Robert Hontz and professional engineer Ronald Kohner both have over 40 years of experience in the industry and have written extensively on crane safety.


The chapters cover such areas as risk management, lift classification, lift planning, and the roles and responsibilities for cranes on a job site.

SC&RA members can buy the guide for $99 U.S. The price for non-members is $199 U.S.

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