Mike Parnell Leads ASME P30 Safety Standard To Finish Line
From ENR.com (Engineering News-Record)
Life as a Boy Scout, lashing ropes and tying knots, may have inspired Mike Parnell to enter the dangerous world of lifting and rigging. In his 34 years working in the skilled trade, Parnell has gained a following as a consensus-builder among industry groups that aim to raise the bar on crane safety.
As chairman of the ASME P30 lift-planning committee—which last month drafted the industry's first-ever standard for how to plan a lift—Parnell, wanted to help employers make better decisions whenever they move heavy objects.