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Rigging Equipment : Maintenance and Safety Inspection Manual - Joseph A. MacDonald

Rigging Equipment

Maintenance and Safety Inspection Manual


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Tested guidelines and detailed checklists for equipment maintenance and inspection for the construction industry

"Rigging Equipment and Systems: Maintenance & Inspection Manual" provides rigging personnel and inspectors with easy-access checklists and industry-proven guidelines for conducting inspections, maintaining worksite security, and implementing loss control best practices. The book covers rigging equipment, including cranes, derricks, hoists, and helicopters, and rigging systems/hardware, such as rope, fittings, and attachments. This comprehensive, all-in-one volume eliminates the need for the time-consuming process of searching for this information online.

"Rigging Equipment and Systems: Maintenance & Inspection Manual" features: Broad coverage of lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations Details on OSHA regulations, ASME/ANSI standards for safe equipment operation, manufacturer safety guidelines, and insurance company recommended practices for jobsite security EPA site regulations Regulations and safety guidelines in charts and tabular form for ease of reference

Comprehensive coverage of rigging equipment maintenance and inspection:
Lifting & Hoisting; Cranes & Derricks; Hoists (Portable Hoists, Personnel/ Materials Hoists); Forklifts; Helicopters; Jacks, Rollers & Skids; Scaffolding Systems; Scaffolds; Ladders; Fall Protection; Rigging Tools; Rope & Chain (Fiber Rope, Natural & Synthetic, Fiber Rope Webbing, Slings & Hitches, Wire Strand, Slings & Mesh, Alloy Steel Chain); Accessories (Attachments & Fittings, Blocks & Tackles); Rigging Appurtenances; Safety Equipment (Belts, Lifelines, Nets, Flotation); Protective Devices (Face, Head, Hands, Feet, Vision, Hearing); Regulations, Standards & Guidelines; Industry Associations; Insurance Providers

Prefacep. xi
Cranes and Derricks in Construction Final Rulep. xv
Introductionp. xix
Operating Rulesp. 3
Rigging Hazardsp. 3
Regulationsp. 7
Standards (Consensus)p. 9
Guidelines (Industry)p. 13
Responsibilitiesp. 21
Safety Organizationp. 21
Crane-Specific Responsibilitiesp. 22
Project Responsibilitiesp. 25
Proceduresp. 33
Planning and Preparationp. 33
Inspectionsp. 37
Standards (Consensus)p. 44
Lifting Equipmentp. 49
Cranes and Derricksp. 49
Forkliftsp. 80
Helicoptersp. 88
Jacks and Air Liftsp. 94
Hoisting Equipmentp. 103
Portable and Overhead Hoistsp. 103
Material and Personnel Hoistsp. 114
Winches and Drumsp. 121
Rigging Systemsp. 129
Wire Rope and Wire Rope Slings and Meshesp. 129
Alloy Steel Chain Slingsp. 135
Natural Fiber Rope Slings and Hitchesp. 137
Synthetic Fiber Ropes and Web Slingsp. 140
Standards (Consensus)p. 143
Rigging Hardwarep. 145
Overhead Lifting Systemsp. 145
Attachments, Fittings, and Connectionsp. 148
Hooks and Shacklesp. 153
Sheaves, Blocks, and Tacklesp. 155
Below-the-Hook Lifting Devicesp. 156
Standards (Consensus)p. 157
Scaffolding Systemsp. 159
Guidelines for Setup, Use, and Maintenancep. 159
Suspended Scaffoldsp. 165
Stationary Scaffoldsp. 166
Mobile Scaffoldsp. 170
Aerial Lifts (Platforms)p. 171
Construction Scaffoldsp. 172
Scaffold Accessp. 181
Guardrail Systems, Canopies, and Coversp. 186
Regulationsp. 191
Standards (Consensus)p. 192
Fall Protectionp. 195
Fall Arrest Systemsp. 195
Personal Fall Protection Arrest Systemsp. 214
Safety Net Systemsp. 227
Regulationsp. 232
Standards (Consensus)p. 232
Ladders, Stairways, and Rampsp. 235
General Industry Laddersp. 241
Fixed Laddersp. 243
Portable Laddersp. 246
Mobile Ladder Standsp. 252
Construction Site Laddersp. 253
Fixed Stairways and Rampsp. 263
Walkways and Elevated Platformsp. 266
Guarding Roofs, Floors, Stairs, and Other Openingsp. 268
Standards (Consensus)p. 272
Tools and Machineryp. 273
Hand and Portable Power Toolsp. 273
Welding and Cutting (Hot Work)p. 281
Compressors and Compressed Airp. 284
Gas Cylindersp. 285
Machine Guarding and Lockout/Tagoutp. 287
Standards (Consensus)p. 289
Electrical Systemsp. 291
Electrical Safetyp. 291
Safe Work Practicesp. 298
Hazardous Energy Controlp. 301
Standards (Consensus)p. 304
Worker Protectionp. 307
Health and Safetyp. 308
Medical Services/First Aidp. 309
Personal Protective Equipment and Clothingp. 311
Resourcesp. 318
Protection Systemsp. 323
Fencingp. 329
Lightingp. 330
Signagep. 332
Barricadesp. 333
Standards (Consensus)p. 334
Protective Proceduresp. 335
Fire Safetyp. 335
Hazardous and Toxic Materialsp. 340
Theft and Vandalismp. 343
Worksite and Equipment Securityp. 347
Unsafe Site Conditionsp. 349
Standards (Consensus)p. 349
Bibliographyp. 351
Resourcesp. 359
Regulations and Standardsp. 367
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780071719483
ISBN-10: 0071719482
Series: Mechanical Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 26th October 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1