2018 Crane & Rigging Workshop

Schedule

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  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Crane & Rigging Group Safety Education & Training Committee
    Committee Meetings Open to All Attendees
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Leadership Forum (By Invitation Only)
    This inclusive program is designed to help fast-track the best and brightest young minds to the next levels of professional and Association leadership. Accepted applicants will be matched with a mentor and learn from various industry veterans about workplace trends and industry issues.

    Apply now by visiting www.scranet.org/leadership.
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Crane & Rigging Group Labor Committee
    Committee Meetings Open to All Attendees
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Crane & Rigging Group Governing Committee

    **New Update**
    OSHA OPERATOR CERTIFICATION UPDATE
    Earlier this year, OSHA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on crane operator certification and employer evaluation.  How will this impact current and future certifications?  What has become of the November 2018 deadline?  What will be required from employers to evaluate their operators? Hear from two industry experts on the key implications to industry of this important development in the federal regulation of crane operations.

    Speakers:  Graham Brent, CEO, NCCCO and Thom Sicklesteel, General Manager USA, Leavitt Cranes

    Committee Meetings Open to All Attendees

    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Opening Session: Practical Ways to Protect Your Company from Lawsuits

    The new lottery of today is a lawsuit. Bill Smith, EVP of Claims and Risk Management for NBIS, will share practical ways to protect and defend yourself in the event of a suit filed against your company or employees.

    Speaker:  Bill Smith, EVP Claims & Risk Management, NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.

    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: Liebherr
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Breakout Session: Bridging the Gap Between Compliance & Choice
    In any company environment, employees must follow rules and it’s the manager’s job to make them comply. Using SC&RA’s new Severe Weather Guidelines as an example, Troy Pierce will explain best practices for managers who want to introduce new practices and rules to employees, and what it takes to change behaviors from compliance to choice.

    Speaker:  Troy Pierce, Vice President HSE, TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc.

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Breakout Session: Tackle Any Job with Better Tool Management
    As industry standards are strengthened and enhanced, is your company prepared, organized and compliant when it comes to your tooling operations? Learn all your options in inventory management, inspection recording and other tools so your team can be compliant (ASME B30 standards and OSHA 1910) and efficient for optimum business growth.

    Speakers: Patrick Clark, National Rental Support Manager and Tom Beasley, Business Support Manager, Lifting Gear Hire


    4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: Liebherr

    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Breakout Session: Calculating Sling Angles & Hardware Selection
    Learn how to calculate reduction factors, tension factors and the effects of angular loading on hardware. Although the working load limit of the hardware is very important it is not the only determining factor when selecting rigging hardware. See how WSTDA Synthetic Safety Bulletins and the most overlooked and obvious resource--owner’s manuals--can be used to identify hazards and reinforce proper inspection prior to use.

    Speaker: Sam Socolow, Product Application & Training Manager, Ashley Sling, Inc.
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    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Breakout Session: Mobile Cranes on the Move: Using New OS/OW Rules to Your Advantage
    Cranes can now be efficiently moved reducing risk. But one permitting mistake could cost your company millions of dollars. SC&RA’s Vice President of Transportation, a former state DOT official, explains how to take advantage of a recent federal government ruling on mobile cranes to maximize your time and budget. All aspects of securing permits and working with law enforcement and government officials will be covered.

    Speakers: Steven Todd, Vice President, SC&RA, Mike Moreland, Manager Special Hauling Permits, Ohio DOT, Chris Nelson, Specialized Transportation Program Manager, NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.)

     Optional 
    6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Free Headshot Session
    Take advantage of this opportunity to have your professional headshot taken by SC&RA’s photographer. No cost. First come, first serve. Guaranteed to the first 25.
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM
    First Timers’ Briefing

    Is this your first time attending an SC&RA event? This intimate briefing provides you the opportunity to meet with officers, staff and other first-time attendees, to network, and learn more about how to best leverage the event for business success.

     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Reception
    Sponsors: Link-Belt Cranes, NBIS (NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc.)
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: H&E Equipment Services, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., National Interstate Insurance Company, Rigging Gear Sales, Inc.
    7:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration/Information Desk
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    The Road to Change

    Anne Mahlum’s compelling personal story and work with “Back on My Feet”, a nonprofit organization combatting homelessness through the power of running, is a powerful and inspirational example of how change happens. Anne will reveal how we all need the same things in life to grow and succeed - to be noticed, to be appreciated, to be valued and to be cared for. She will demonstrate that altering the way we see ourselves and our circumstances is at the core of change and that only then can we begin to move out of our comfort zones and create significant adjustments in our lives.

    Speaker: Anne Mahlum, Owner/CEO, [solidcore]

    Sponsors: Riggers Manufacturing Company, Rigging Gear Sales, Inc., Terex USA, LLC


    9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: Liebherr
    10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session: How to Successfully Use Synthetics
    What are the effects of bending on synthetic fiber ropes and slings, and how do they differ from steel wire and round slings?  Dennis and Brooks will address reduction factors and bending fatigue properties of fiber ropes in various lifting applications.

    Moderator: Tony Fastuca, VP, Sales & Marketing, ASC Python America
    Speakers: Brooks Nunley, Technical Sales & Key Account Manager, Cortland Company & Dennis Sherman, Technical Sales Manager-Crane, Samson Rope Technologies

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    10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session: The Hazards of Service Providers
    What contributes to accidents? Recent research points to a lack of safety talks, pre-lift meetings and miscommunication between service providers (crane rental firms) and the client. Capitalize on the latest research to learn who needs to be included in meetings and key elements to include in your plans so that you can reduce your risk of accident.

    Speakers: Jim Wiethorn, Ph.D., P.E., Haag Engineering, & Fernanda Leite, Ph.D., P.E., University of Texas
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    11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM
    Exhibit Center (buffet lunch provided)

    SC&RA brings together 90 of the industry’s top manufacturers, software and training providers, insurance representatives and media all in one place. With no conflicting sessions or distractions, the Exhibit Center is the best place to meet with your customers and make new contacts quickly and easily.

    Sponsors: Deep South Crane and Rigging, LLC, J&R Engineering Co., Inc., Lift Systems, Inc., Terex USA, LLC


    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    2018 Rigging Jobs of the Year
    What does it take to win the Rigging Job of the Year? These are the four best projects in their categories for exemplifying safety practices, ingenuity, specialized engineering, and in some instances defying common misconceptions.  Get inspired for your own entry next year!

    Over $2 Million             Fagioli, SPA
    $750,000 - $2 Million    Barnhart
    $150,000 - $750,000    Fagioli, SPA
    Under $150,000           Barnhart
    4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Sponsor: Liebherr
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Breakout Session: An Attorney’s Point of View: Playing Offense with OSHA
    Take control of your company’s compliance by knowing your rights and responsibilities. Learn strategies for managing an inspection when an OSHA inspector is on-site. Score 10 practical tips on how crane and rigging companies can boost their compliance efforts and minimize their risk.

    Speaker: Michael Rubin, Partner Attorney, Goldberg Segalla LLP

     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Breakout Session: Engineered Lift Plans From A to Z
    This session will guide you through all the essential elements of preparing an engineered lift plan. From the reason a plan is needed to the engineering required along with drawings and calculations, learn how to prepare and present the submission to the client.

    Speaker: Jamison Fox, P.E., International Industrial Contracting Corporation

     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Leadership Forum (By Invitation Only)
    Networking Recap.
    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Reception
    Sponsor: The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
  • Friday, September 28, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Sponsors: Liebherr, USI Insurance Services LLC
    8:45 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Link-Belt Cranes Factory Tour  (TOUR)

    The Tour is now full. Please email Melanie Khoury to be placed on the wait list.

    As you tour the 770,000 sq.-ft Link-Belt plant, you will see firsthand everything it takes to assemble a Link-Belt Crane. Machining centers, assembly, lattice and formed boom bays, final paint and much more – are all customary stops along the way. Link-Belt is proud of the innovations its own people have developed to not only build cranes but maintain its status as a good environmental citizen to the surrounding Bluegrass Region. Transportation and lunch provided.

    8:45 am Depart Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel
    10:00 am Arrive at Link-Belt Cranes, Lexington, KY
    10:00 am – 1:30 pm Tour and Lunch
    1:30 pm Depart Lexington
    3:00 pm Arrive Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel


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