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Human Performance Improvement Practitioner Joins Rigging Engineering Program

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jul 22, 2014 11:08:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager

Telephone: 1-800-727-6355

Email: jonah@iti.com

Human Performance Improvement Practitioner Joins Rigging Engineering Program 

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting educational services, is happy to announce William (Bill) Rigot as the newest instructor of Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering, the world’s only Rigging Engineering training program.

Mr. Rigot is a Human Performance Improvement (HPI) practitioner who Bill Rigotspecializes in managing risk in technical industries where risk management is particularly applicable. He draws on extensive experience with the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, and most recently with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). At SRS, Rigot held the responsibility of managing training, engineering, and plutonium operations activities. 

CommanaderCommander Rigot served twenty years in the U.S. Navy on a variety of surface ships, including three tours on nuclear powered ships. He was the Executive Officer of the Navy’s nuclear prototype site at West Milton, NY where a staff of 600 instructors provided advanced training for as many as 1,600 nuclear power students under the demanding oversight of Admiral Rickover and Naval Reactors. While on the prototype staff he directly served Admiral Rickover as a Naval Reactors Representative, providing contract oversight for General Electric, the prime contractor.  In his last nuclear assignment, Commander Rigot served as Chief Engineer in USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), completing two deployments and two extensive shipyard availabilities.

Human Performance Improvement (HPI) is the organized progression of isolating and examining the root cause of performance issues, and implementing strategies to improve these issues on an organizational scale. When broken down further, HPI is a blend of three central methods: performance analysis, cause analysis, and intervention selection. Organizations have turned to HPI, sometimes also referred to as Human Performance Technology (HTP), as a driver of improvement in terms of societal, organizational and individual performance. 

The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has developed a set of standards specific to HPI. These standards include:

  • Focus on Results
  • Take a Systems View
  • Add Value
  • Utilize Partnerships
  • Systematic Assessment of Need or Opportunity
  • Systematic Cause Analysis
  • Systematic Design
  • Systematic Development
  • Systematic Implementation
  • Systematic Evaluation

For a complete, detailed explanation of each standard, visit http://www.ispi.org/.

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve engineers who come on the crane and rigging scene with backgrounds in mechanical, civil, structural or other branches of engineering, but with little to no formal education when it specifically applies to cranes and rigging activities. Another student profile includes field-experienced crane and rigging manager who have graduated through the ranks to key roles such as lift planner, crane or riggingFoRE E-Book superintendent, or master rigger. These professionals have learned a great deal on the job, but lack the technical engineering education behind load handling activities.

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve both of these groups, as well as anyone else that can be categorized as a lifting or hoisting authority by providing foundational knowledge in rigging engineering through exposing participants to lifting challenges and provide them with the resources needed to solve those challenges. 

To better understand the breadth and depth of this cutting-edge new program, ITI has made the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program eBook available to all wishing to learn more. The program eBook covers the following topics:

  • Program format and delivery method
  • Profiles on all 14 instructors/curriculum developers
  • A complete program outline
  • Individual outlines for all 10 courses
  • Program pricing options
  • A list of program supporters and customers

The program eBook is available for download in a convenient, easy to use pdf format. For instant access to the eBook you can click here, or visit http://riggingengineering.com

Topics: Rigging Engineering, Human Performance Improvement

Crane Operation & OSHA: What You Need to Know

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jul 1, 2014 12:04:00 PM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: jonah@iti.com

Crane Operation & OSHA: What You Need to Know

Do you have questions about the upcoming changes to OSHA requirements regarding crane operation?

The Showcase Webinar Series is a monthly, educational webinar hosted by ITI President/Technical Director Mike Parnell. ITI Showcase Webinar Series LogoThe free, one-hour sessions cover topics relevant to organizations conducting lifting activities.

The upcoming July 16, 2014 webinar entitled Crane Operation & OSHA: What You Need to Know will feature Guest Presenter Debbie Dickinson, Executive Director, Crane Institute Certification, and expand on the following learning points:

  • OSHA’s proposed delay and what that means for certification
  • July 2014 OSHA meeting results
  • Qualification vs. Certification
  • ANSI and CIC
  • New certification programs for mechanic truck operators and lift directors

The live event will feature an interactive question and answer session with host, Mike Parnell, and guest, Debbie Dickinson, allowing participants to expand on a number of OSHA issues and scenarios.

Click here to register!

To learn more about ITI or the ITI Webinars Division, visit iti.com/webinars or call 800-727-6355.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, osha

New Video! "We are ITI."

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jun 26, 2014 6:38:00 AM

We Are ITI

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has released a new video. We tried to exemplify our mission statement - To be regarded as the world's foremost provider of educational and technical services for those who use cranes, rigging, and load handling equipment.  Enjoy.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!


Topics: rigging training, crane training, ITI, Lift Planning Training

Rigging Gear Inspector Course E-Book Now Available

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jun 10, 2014 10:53:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager 
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355 
Email: jonah@iti.com

Rigging Gear Inspector Course E-Book Now Available

Rigging inspector training has been provided by ITI for 30 years. The training curriculum heavily focuses on wire rope inspection, hoist rope inspection, chain sling inspection, and hardware inspection.

The original Rigging Gear Inspector Course is designed to build or enhance the skills of the student to become a qualified, in-house rigging gear inspector. The three-day course includes classroom workshops and multiple hands-on inspection activities. 

Rigging Gear Inspector Course E-Book

To better understand the details of this critical skill-building course, ITI has made the Rigging Gear Inspector Course E-Book available to all wishing to learn more. Resources in the course E-Book include:E-Book Cover

  • Course Purpose and Scope
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Outline
  • Who Should Attend
  • When and Where the Course is Offered
  • Testimonials

ITI's Rigging Gear Inspector Course is offered at both client locations and at all three North American Training Centers:

  • Woodland, Washington
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Edmonton, Alberta

The next open enrollment training center course is set for July 8-10, 2014 in Edmonton. To register for the July 8-10 course, click here. Following the July course dates, the next scheduled open enrollment session is August 12-15, 2014 in Woodland. For a quote on an on-site course please call 1-800-727-6355.

Topics: rigging gear inspection, E-Book

Edmonton Training Center Courses Receive LEEA Accreditation

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jun 4, 2014 6:22:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager 
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355 
Email: jonah@iti.com

Edmonton Training Centre Courses Receive LEEA Accreditation

After undergoing a site audit and instructor evaluation in May of 2014, Industrial Training International (iti.com) is pleased to announce that all courses conducted at the new ITI Edmonton Training Centre have been accredited by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).

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ITI went through the same procedure at its Woodland, Washington Headquarters and Training Center in 2012. Completion of the process lead to ITI becoming the first professional training company in North America to be LEEA accredited. 

The audit and evaluation process entailed: 

  • A corporate audit of ITI as an organization
  • A complete audit of all course curriculum and examination processes of ITI
  • Individual presentation-skill audits of all ITI instructors
  • Facility audit to determine compliance of ITI Training Centres

Courses offered at the ITI Edmonton Training Centre that are now LEEA Accredited include:LEEA Accredited

About LEEA

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.  The Association has played a key role in this specialized field for over half aLEEA Logo century, from training and standards setting to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.

The LEEA was founded in 1944 as the Chain Testers' Association of Great Britain.  The name was changed to its present form in 1988 to more accurately reflect the activities of their worldwide Membership.  On January 1, 2000 LEEA became a company limited by guarantee and is owned and financed by Members. 

Topics: LEEA, rigging training, crane training, Edmonton Training Centre

3 World-Leading Rigging Engineers to Train at Edmonton Workshop

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 28, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager 
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355 
Email: jonah@iti.com

3 World-Leading Rigging Engineers to Train at Edmonton Workshop

Industrial Training International Canada (iti.com), Canada's leader in crane, rigging, and lifting educational services, is hosting its Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop in Edmonton, June 17-19, 2014.  Three of the world's top engineers in rigging and lifting will be conducting training sessions at the event:

  • Keith Anderson is the author of Rigging Engineering Basics and
    currently serves Bechtel as their Chief Rigging Engineer. Mr. Anderson has held senior engineering positions with Mammoet and Sarens in his 30+ year career.
  • Marco van Daal is the author of The Art of Heavy Transport and currently operates his own business, The Works International. Mr van Daal is one of the world's foremost experts in heavy transport and hydraulic platform trailers; he has held senior engineering positions with Mammoet and Fagioli.
  • Jim Yates is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services for Barnhart Crane & Rigging. Mr. Yates oversees a team of 60+ engineers that solve some of the most complex lifting and component rigging challenges in the world; while with BCR, Mr. Yates and his team has been awarded Rigging Job of the Year awards over 25 times by the SC&RA.
Lifting leaders from these organizations are participating to date: Imperial Oil, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., JV Driver, Bechtel, Fluor, PCL, ALE, SRS Industrial, and several others.
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To learn more about the Workshop, visit http://iti.com/edmonton or call 800-727-6355.

Topics: Workshops, edmonton

Sharpen the Saw with Two Upcoming Showcase Webinars

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 21, 2014 5:07:00 AM

The difference between a "good" and "great" professional athlete often comes down to who works the hardest to improve during the offseason. When it comes to crane and rigging operations there is no offseason, so every chance to improve your craft has to be prioritized. With that in mind, get ready for two information packed Showcase Webinars episodes coming up in May and June.

Crane & Rigging Brain Teasers

Showcase Webinar Series

Live Webinar: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1 p.m. EDT

Host: Mike Parnell, President/CEO, ITI

Test your knowledge with this interactive webinar on cranes, rigging, and load handling equipment. Quiz winners will receive a $50 coupon to use at the ITI Bookstore!

Click Here to Register

Utilizing Technology & E-Learning in Your Corporate Training Strategy

Showcase Webinar Series

Live Webinar: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1 p.m. EDT

Host: Zack Parnell, Vice President/COO, ITI

Special Guest: Christina Lanham, Manager of E-Learning & Digital Services, ITI

How can your organization leverage the competitive advantages that new technology and distance learning options present? Find out in an interactive webinar that will include a demonstration of the ITI Digital Learning Management Platform, along with a bundle of other tools that no doubt will get your team's efficiency arrow trending in the right direction.

Click Here to Register

The Showcase Webinar Series is, and always will be, completely free of charge. If you have questions please direct them to jonah@iti.com

Topics: e-learning, Showcase Webinar Series

Rigging Engineering Program Scholarships Awarded to 3 ACRP Meeting Attendees

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 19, 2014 9:33:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager 
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355 
Email: jonah@iti.com

 

Rigging Engineering Program Scholarships Awarded to 3 ACRP Meeting Attendees

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting educational services, donated three $6,000 Scholarships to the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (acrp.net) Crane & Rigging Jeopardy prize pool. The Scholarships grant 50% off of course registration fees for ITI's Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program, which entails a total of 10 Courses.

The Scholarship winners include Jeff Roach (American Electric Power), Amanda Jordan (AmericanACRP Members International Crane Bureau), and James "JP" Biondo (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), all three are pictured to the right with ITI Vice President, Zack Parnell on the left.

Roach, Jordan, and Biondo's Jeopardy Teams were among the top finishers in the entire meeting, allowing them to draw from the prize pool first. Crane & Rigging Jeopardy is an annual staple of the ACRP General Assembly meeting; the game is sponsored by The Crosby Group and involves remote handheld devices that allow teams to input their answers to each multiple-choice question posed on the screen.

The ACRP is an association dedicated to improving lifting activities across all industries by educating professional, corporate, and associate crane and rigging instructors. The Annual Assembly was held May 14-16, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2015 Assembly is set for Kansas City, Missouri, May 12-15, 2015 and will involve a tour of WireCo World Group's Sedalia Wire Rope Manufacturing Plant.

For more information about the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering, please visit http://riggingengineering.com or contact Christina Lanham, Manager of E-Learning, at 800-727-6355.  For more information about ACRP, please visit http://www.acrp.net.

Topics: Rigging Engineering, acrp

The 2014 Q1 Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is...

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 9, 2014 10:06:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
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The 2014 Q1 Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is...

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has drawn its quarterly “ITI Scholarship” ITI Scholarshipfor Q1 2014. The ITI Scholarship Program grants the winner free registration to a training course of their choice. The recipient of the ITI Scholarship has the opportunity to:

  • Attend a training course of their choice at an ITI Training Center in North America, choosing from three world-class training facilities located in: 
    • Woodland, Washington
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Learn directly from industry experts by seeing, speaking, and doing
  • Build skills that will further their career and the industry as a whole

ITI congratulates Soleil Aellen, EHS Admin, Wajax as the 2014 Q1 scholarship recipient. 

Industrial Training International is committed to its mission to be regarded as the world’s foremost provider of educational and technical services for those who use cranes, rigging, and load handling equipment. 

The ITI Scholarship is awarded one time per quarter. All entrants will be notified of each quarterly winner. The Scholarship covers ITI Course Registration Fees only and must be used in a single visit. To apply for the ITI Scholarship please visit iti.com/iti-scholarship

For more updates on ITI news and events, be sure to visit the ITI Newsroom at iti.com/news.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, Scholarship

ITI Honored as Fastest Growing Company in 2014 by VBJ

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 6, 2014 10:29:00 AM

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Industrial Training International Honored as Fastest Growing Company in 2014 by VBJ

On April 24, 2014 the Vancouver/Southwest Washington Business Journal celebrated success stories at its annual Business Growth Awards Banquet. Over 200 companies were nominated for awards in five subcategories. Of the initial 200+ nominations, 14 finalists were recognized at the awards banquet, with six eventually honored as winners in their respective categories.

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting educational services, was recognized as the winner of the “Fastest Growing Company 10 Years or Older” category at the awards banquet. ITI was one of three finalists in the category, along with two accounting firms. You can read more about the three finalists here. Companies were assessed by an independent third-party board and evaluated on the following metrics:

  • Revenue Growth
  • Projected Revenue Growth
  • Job Creation
  • Expansion
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ITI was acknowledged for its work spanning multiple industries, including aerospace, power generation, mining, pulp and paper, and more. With offices in Woodland (WA), Edmonton, and Rio de Janeiro, the business growth award reflects a nearly 30% increase in the company’s full-time staff since 2011. 

ITI has experienced an average annual growth rate of 23% since 2008 and is maneuvering to facilitate additional growth in 2014 with two significant developments.  

The Edmonton office is growing with the addition of two business development representatives and ITI’s headquarters in Woodland, Washington will undergo an expansion project. Currently home to the company’s original training center, maintenance shop, and business operations headquarters, the project is set to break ground in Q2 and conclude by the end of Q3. Project highlights include construction of a new 2,500 sq. ft. maintenance and fabrication shop and expansion of office space and the ITI Bookstore.

New Curriculum Development 

A driving force behind ITI’s physical growth is the development and execution of new, cutting-edge course curriculum. Staying in line with one of the organization’s core values of innovation, a major strength of the ITI Field Services Team is recognizing key knowledge gaps within the lifting and hoisting industry and developing relevant education to help close those gaps. 

The latest example of such innovation is a new, ground-breaking programFoRE Logo set to launch in January of 2015 – Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering. This program was built to prepare key personnel with foundational knowledge in rigging engineering, exposing students to what they need to consider, and provide them with the resources to solve a challenge when it arises.

Heavy crane, rigging, and lifting activities take place in a variety of industrial environments. Engineers come on the scene with backgrounds in mechanical, civil, structural or other branches of engineering. However, in most engineering programs, students learn little to nothing about crane and rigging activities. Most engineers who enter this field are then required to learn on-the-job.

Others who conduct lifting activities include a multitude ofFoRE eBook non-engineers who have graduated through the ranks to take on roles of lift planner, equipment superintendent, or master rigger. In general, these individuals have learned a great deal on-the-job, but lack the formal education that the risky activities they are conducting call for.

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve both of the aforementioned groups with a dynamic program format and delivery method. The program consists of five required courses and five electives; two electives are required to complete the program. Each course is comprised of three to six modules, with participants moving through the following program tasks within each module:

  • Reading and Media Viewing
  • Lecture Videos and Presentation Review
  • Discussion Questions
  • Assignments and Workshops
  • Exams

With the overwhelming majority of program students working full-time, one of the greatest benefits to Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering is the flexibility of the Program. It is possible to complete the entire program online, at the individual participant’s own speed. Hands-on training options at ITI Training Centers are also available as electives. 

For more details on Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering please visit http://riggingengineering.com to download the program eBook that includes:

  • Program Format and Delivery Method
  • Profiles on All 14 Instructors
  • A Complete Program Outline
  • Individual Outlines for All 10 Courses
  • Program Pricing Options
  • A List of Program Supporters and Customers

Topics: Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering, ITI, Business Growth Awards