For your next toolbox talk, use the ITI Horizontal Rigging Reference Card and challenge your crew with the following questions.
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ITI Today

Volume 1, Issue 1


Photo: ITI Training Center, Edmonton, Alberta. The cool temperature, wind chill, nor the economy slowed down the student teams as they executed the mobile crane lifting portion of ITI's four-day advanced rigging course, Master Rigger.

Dear Friend,

Welcome to ITI Today, your weekly update from ITI!  We exist to serve and learn, every day, and we appreciate your investment in improving your organization's operations through educational services with our elite staff, training centers, and various training delivery methods.

A few very exciting projects we are working on to better serve you include building training centers in Cleveland and Houston. Additionally, our online Rigging Engineering Program recently gained approval from ASME for CEUs - this is the first set of courses related to cranes and rigging that have gained such credentials.

I am so proud of our team who is responsible for these recent achievements while we continue to lead North America in delivering instructor-led courses. You can view photo albums of many of these initiatives as well as courses conducted by our world-leading Instructor Team on the ITI Facebook Page Photo Albums.

Please feel free to contact me or anyone on our team if we can serve you in your industrial training needs. We have some very exciting announcements still to come this year, stay tuned.


Zack Parnell, President, ITI

Person of the Week

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Cleveland Training Center Opens

Did you know that ITI has opened a new training center in Cleveland at the Mazzella Companies Headquarters? Well it's true, here is the press release to prove it. Okay, now that you're back, the next question probably is, "What's the big deal? Isn't a training center just a classroom coupled with a big computer lab?" Read More.

Rope Failure Analysis - ITI Field Services

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Toolbox Talk Rigging Exercise

For your next toolbox talk, utilize the this panel of the Horizontal Rigging Reference Card and challenge your crew with the following questions:

1.  In order to determine line pull required to pull a load up an incline plane (Force), what variables must be determined?

2. What is the Force required to pull a 45,000 lbs. load where L = 20', H = 5', R = 18', and you are using rollers beneath the load?

3. What is the Force required to pull a 10,000 lbs. load where L = 35', H = 10', R = 30', and you skidding the steel load on a steel surface?



1. Load Weight, Length of Incline, Height of Incline, Run of Incline, Surface Material (e.g. concrete, steel), Roller Material (e.g. steel, wood), and Coefficient of Friction.

2. Force = 13,275 lbs.

3. Force = 3,715 lbs.

Featured Article

"Likely the most exciting crane and rigging event in history" was quoted about the Crane & Rigging Expo ( which will be held June 23-24, 2016 at Barnhart Crane & Rigging Headquarters and the ITI Memphis co-located Training Center. Global industry professionals and media are now able to sign up to attend the highly anticipated expo, which will be highlighted by Barnhart's specialized engineered load handling equipment demonstrations and hands-on ITI crane and rigging workshops workshops. Read More...

 Warm Regards,

Team ITI

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