Handbook of Rigging: For Construction and Industrial Operations

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 14, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 608 pages
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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 & Standards
  • OSHA Updates
  • Engineering Principles
  • Worksite Preparation
  • Rigging Systems, Devices, and Tools
  • Lifting & Hoisting Machinery
  • Scaffolding & Ladders
  • Protective Equipment
  • Safety, Health, and Security Measures
  • Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Additional Resources

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Contents

Section 1 Codes Standards and Regulations
1
Section 2 Engineering Principles
17
Section 3 Worksite Preparation
119
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About the author (2008)

Joseph A. MacDonald has more than 40 years experience editing such McGraw-Hill publications as Encyclopedia for U.S. Building and Construction Technology, Handbook or Rigging, and the Directory of Worldwide Engineering & Construction Organizations. He is a Civil Engineer and has worked as a Construction Project Engineer for numerous engineering firms.

W. E. Rossnagel was a consulting and fire-protection engineer and was a safety engineer with the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.

Lindley R. Higgins was a professional engineer, writer, and consultant in the construction industry for more than 25 years. He was editor of McGraw-Hill's Handbook of Construction Equipment and Maintenance and its Maintenance Engineering Handbook

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