Situational Awareness: Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes, Overhead Cranes, and You Wednesday, February 22 | 10 AM PST/1 PM EST
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Photo: Recently retired ITI Instructors, Bob Schumacher (left) and Devon Beasley (right), are the newest members of the ITI Instructor Wall of Excellence. 


Hi Friend, 

The Showcase Webinar Series has been a resource for thousands in the crane and rigging industry since 2012. It is still going strong in 2017, with the first webinar of the year open for registration now! 

Details below...

Situational Awareness: Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes, Overhead Cranes, and You

Wednesday, February 22 | 10 AM PST/1 PM EST | Register Here

Presenter: Chris Machut, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Netarus

Lacking or inadequate situation awareness has been identified as one of the primary factors in industrial accidents attributed to human error. Thus, situational awareness is especially important in work domains where the information flow can be high and poor decisions will lead to serious consequences. Netarus, founded in 2002, engineers and manufactures situational awareness platforms for some of the most demanding environments and locations. In the February 2017 edition of the Showcase Webinar Series - Situational Awareness: Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes, Overhead Cranes, and You - Chris Machut, founder and chief technology officer of Netarus, will share the positive, negative, and unintended consequences of using visual aid technologies for mobile, tower, and overhead cranes. Machut, a graduate of Virginia Tech, is an experienced computer engineer and business developer.

Hosted by Jonah Hobson, ITI
Presenter: Chris Machut, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Netarus

Learning Points:
- What is Situational Awareness (SA)?
- Levels of SA
- Barriers to SA
- Human Error
- Time Critical Tasks
- Visual Aid Technologies
- Case Studies & Applications

The live webinar will conclude with an open Q&A session.


In case you missed it...


3 Instructor Positions Opened in 2017 Budget at North American Crane & Rigging Training Leader

Woodland Washington | Houston, Texas | December 22, 2016  

Industrial Training International ( has opened three full-time instructor positions in its 2017 operating budget to increase its full-time equivalent trainer count to 14 in North and South America.

The ITI Technical Services Team includes:

  • Jim Cox, Senior Instructor, Hoist & Inspection Chair, Woodland, Washington
  • Michael Johnson, Senior Instructor, Woodland, Washington
  • Richard Marcotte, Instructor, Rigging Chair, Banff, Alberta
  • John Bartlett, Instructor, Mobile Crane Chair, Portland, Maine
  • Efren Solis, Instructor, Houston, Texas
  • Jay Dyson, Instructor, Woodland, Washington
  • Amanda Jordan, Regional Director & Instructor, Houston, Texas
  • Fernando Ferraz, Managing Director & Instructor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Alberto Rocha, Instructor, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Joe Kuzar, Assistant Technical Director, Woodland, Washington
  • Mike Parnell, Technical Director, Woodland, Washington

In 2016 this Team conducted over 1,500 training days with thousands of students in every US State and 10 countries worldwide. ITI Instructors are true industry professionals who participate in industry committees and associations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, American Society of Safety Engineers, Electric Power Research Institute, Associated Wire Rope Fabricators, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Houston Business Roundtable and many more.


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Congrats Devon!


Devon Beasley

Senior Instructor, ITI

Devon is one of two original ITI Instructors along with co-founder, Mike Parnell. At the end of 2016, after more than 30 years at ITI, teaching an estimated 15,000+ students, Devon is calling it a career! 

A Vietnam Veteran, Devon's career in the crane, rigging, and heavy equipment industry following his service spanned more than 40 years. Before his time as an ITI Instructor, Devon was a heavy equipment operator and instructor with the Department of Energy (DOE), as well as a member of the Revision Committee for the DOE's Hoisting & Rigging Manual.

Devon has impacted thousands of lives in his career and while we are certainly sad to see him go, if anyone deserves some rest and relaxation, it's him!

Thank you Devon!

Click here if you would like to pass along any well wishes to Devon and his family as we celebrate his remarkable accomplishments at ITI!

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From the Bookstore: Updated ASME B30.7 (Winches) Now Available

Updated ASME B30.7 Winches New Available
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has squeezed one last new B30 revision into the 2016 year, with the release of B30.7 Winches R2016.  ASME develops codes and standards under procedures accredited as meeting the criteria of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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Team ITI


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