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ASME P30.1 Standard for Load Handling Activities Workshop - May 22

Posted by Industrial Training International on Apr 23, 2014 9:49:00 AM

ASME P30 Workshop

Application of ASME P30.1 Standard for Load Handling Activities

A half-day interactive workshop led by

Mike Parnell, Chair P30 Standard Committee

May 22, 2014 | 8:00 - 11:30am | 3.5 PDHs

Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, Baltimore, MD

To be held in conjunction with the ASME B30 Committee Meeting, this interactive workshop will be presented over a half-day session on May 22, 2014, and will provide a broad understanding of the application of the new P30.1 Standard for Load Handling Activities. ASME Mike Bio

ASME has been defining crane safety since 1916 with its series of B30 Standards. As load handling activities grow in complexity there has been an increased need to establish a set of recognized planning guidelines. Now, for the first time in print, ASME's P30.1-2014 Standard provides guidance on general planning considerations and practices for load handling operations occurring in all industries, so that users could apply this Standard as a template and adapt it to the needs of their specific industry or situation.

The workshop will review in detail the newly released standard with emphasis on Lift Considerations and Categorization, Roles and Responsibilities and Planning for Standard and Critical Lifts. Practical examples including a Lift Planning exercise requiring active group participation will be used to demonstrate the application of the new P30.1 Standard to assist in the development of Standard and Critical Lift Plans. 

Attendance at this workshop will ensure:

  • A detailed understanding of the Lifting Considerations decision tree
  • Essential knowledge of lift categorization; Standard vs. Critical and of personnel assignment based on qualification and competency
  • Clear comprehension of the 10 primary elements that should be addressed during lift plan development
  • A better awareness of lift planning by completing a sample lift data sheet, a safety checklist, a simple crane placement drawing, a rigging diagram and a sequence of load handling list as relates to personnel and crane/load movement

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for those who have direct or indirect responsibilities in the areas of crane operating, crane task supervision, job planning, construction site supervision, rigging,ASME LOGO with TAGLINE equipment installation using LHE's, safety supervision, heavy manufacturing and component handling and rigging engineering.

Prior knowledge of mobile crane operations and rigging methods are essential. Understanding general work practices, use of qualified personnel and routine job planning are a prerequisite for this course. 

For more information, visit: http://go.asme.org/P30.1Workshop.

For registration assistance:

Phone: 1.800.843.2763

Email: customercare@asme.org

Register for the Workshop

Topics: mike parnell, ASME P30.1, Load Handling

ASME P30.1 - Planning for Load Handling Activities

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 18, 2014 5:37:00 AM

ASME P30 Announcement

ASME P30.1 - Planning for Load Handling Activities

Standards for Engineers and Safety Professionals Worldwide

ASME has been defining crane safety since 1916 with its series of B30 Standards. As load handling activities grow in complexity, there has been an increased need to establish a set of recognized planning guidelines. Now, for the first time in print, ASME's P30.1 Standard provides guidance on general planning considerations and practices for load handling operations occurring in all industries, so that users could apply this Standard as a template and adapt it to the needs of their specific industry or situation.

ASME P30.1-2014 Planning for Load Handling Activities

P30.1 establishes planning considerations and practices that apply to Load Handling Equipment (LHE), other associated equipment, and activities when moving loads vertically or horizontally. The planning guidance contained in this Standard is divided into two categories dependent upon the nature of the load handling activity and the degree of exposure to the issues that impact safety. These two categories are designated as Standard Lift Plan and Critical Lift Plan. The Standard does not preclude the user of this standard from creating subcategories based on their specific load handling activity considerations.

Careful application of P30.1 and B30 Standards will help users to comply with applicable regulation within their jurisdictions, while achieving the operational and safety benefits to be gained from the many industry best-practices detailed in these standards.

Intended for those who have direct or indirect responsibilities in the areas of; crane operating, crane task supervision, job planning, construction site supervision, rigging, equipment installation using LHE's, safety supervision, heavy manufacturing and component handling and rigging engineering.

Ordering Information:

ASME P30.1-2014 Planning for Load Handling Activities

  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-6913-0
  • Pages: 28
  • List Price: $62.00 USD

Free ASME P30.1-2014 Webinar

Mike Parnell, President of ITI Field Services and Michael Mills, Senior Technical Consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, will present a free webinar covering planning guidance contained in this important, new ASME P30.1-2014 Standard. Key learning points include:

  • How to determine if a lift will require a Standard Lift Plan or Critical Lift Plan
  • Identification of Personnel involved in the lift and their responsibilities
  • Detailed considerations to assist in the development of Standard and Critical Lift Plans
The live webinar will take place Thursday, April 10, 2014, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Register today at: http://go.asme.org/P30.1Webinar


Topics: mike parnell, ASME P30.1, Load Handling

Houston Heavy Rigging Training Event Features Two Top Books & Authors

Posted by Industrial Training International on Dec 4, 2013 2:15:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sean Smith, Marketing & Events Specialist
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: sean@iti.com

Houston Heavy Rigging Training Event Features Two Top-Industry Books and Instruction by Their Authors

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting educational services, is hosting the Heavy Rigging & Transport Lifting Workshop in Houston, TX on February 19-21, 2014.  The ITI Workshops Division hosts several conference-style training events each year in North America.  The first event of 2014 is poised to be its best yet.

Every Workshop attendee will receive a copy of the following books:AoHT   REB

  • Rigging Engineering Basics - Keith Anderson, Chief Rigging Engineer, Bechtel
    (retail value $139)
  • The Art of Heavy Transport - Marco van Daal, Owner, The Works International
    (retail value $215)

Mr. Anderson is currently with Bechtel and has spent the last several years writing this unprecedented book on rigging engineering fundamentals.  During the 2.5-day Workshop, he will be conducting a session from his new book, Rigging Engineering Basics. Each attendee will receive a free copy of his book and enjoy participating in this engaging presentation covering some key fundamentals of rigging engineering.

Mr. van Daal will lead sessions highlighting sections of his new book, The Art of Heavy Transport, which offers over 400 pages of background information (both mathematical and historical) and hundreds of colored pictures of actual executed transports that aid the understanding of the various subjects. It is also illustrated with many drawings to help explain topics such as hydraulic oil flow, axle groupings and the principles of transporter stability.

These prominent authors and their complimentary books are an exceptional addition to an amazing lineup of speakers including Ken Reynolds with Shell Exploration & Production, Roger “Skip” Ohman Jr. from the Crosby Group, Jim Yates of Barnhart Crane & Rigging, and Mike Parnell of ITI. 

 For more information about this event or other ITI Workshops, please visit iti.com/workshops.


 

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10 Points of Lift Plan Development – ITI Showcase Webinar Series

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jul 13, 2013 7:10:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

10 Points of Lift Plan Development – ITI Showcase Webinar Series

Webinar to feature essential lift planning information

The Showcase Webinar Series is hosted by ITI President/Technical Director Mike Parnell. The free, one-hour sessions cover topics relevant to organizations conducting lifting activities.  The upcoming July 16, 2013 webinar entitled 10 Points of Lift Plan Development will expand on the following lift planning areas:

  • Characteristics of the load
  • Load handling equipment
  • Applicable rigging equipment
  • Load movement
  • Personnel involved – training, qualification, competency
  • Site preparation
  • Communication channels
  • Site control
  • Contingency planning
  • Emergency action planning
  • Pre-lift meetings
  • Lift execution
  • Post-lift review

The live event will feature an interactive Question and Answer session with host, Mike Parnell, allowing participants to expand on a number of lift planning thoughts, issues and scenarios.

Click here to register for the webinar.

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

Topics: ITI, mike parnell, showcase webinar, lift plan development

Inaugural ITI Heavy Rigging and Lifting Workshop Applauded by Attendees

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jul 5, 2013 10:06:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Inaugural ITI Heavy Rigging and Lifting Workshop Applauded by Attendees

Organizations Represented Included:

Suncor - Husky - Canadian Natural - Mammoet - Kiewit - Unirope - Shell - Ledcor - WorleyParsons - JV Driver

The Edmonton Hotel and Convention Centre was the venue for ITI’s first Lifting Workshop -  the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop, held on June 17-19.  The Workshop can only be deemed a success, as organizational leaders, high-impact educational content, and three powerful keynote addresses combined to create a precise mix of education and networking. As promised, the Workshop proved to be much more than a “traditional” trade show or conference, with interactive skills-building sessions, collaborative panel discussions, and invaluable take-home materials for all attendees.HRLW   group work

From the Welcoming Address to the closing remarks, the Workshop achieved its mission of – Improving lifting operations by educating organizational leaders.  According to attendees, exceptional workshop sessions included - Advanced Rigging Foundation and Critical Lift Planning: Compressor Installation Project (Mike Parnell, President and Technical Director, ITI), Heavy Lift Shackles & Hooks with Heavy Lift Exercise (Roger Ohman Jr., P.E., Technical Advisor, The Crosby Group), and Competency, Training & Qualification of Personnel (Steve Fryer, Director of Training, Northern Crane Services, a NCSG Company). HRLW - Mike w/student

When asked his opinion of the Workshop, Rick Anderson, Instructor for Mobile Crane Apprentices, Operating Engineers Training Association Local 115, enthusiastically responded, “I would recommend [ITI Workshops] to anybody who works with a crane.  This was very educational and the rigging part is so important.  I think it’s very good for ironworkers, boilermakers...anyone who works with a crane.” 

ITI acknowledged that the Workshop was successful in large part due to the participation of their event partners and would like to thank: UNIROPE Ltd.JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy GroupColumbus McKinnonA1A SoftwareKOBELCONorthern Crane Services Inc.Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), Magna Lifting Products, and Strongco Corporation.

The Workshop is the first of three which ITI will be presenting in 2013.  The Oil Sands Lifting Workshop in Fort McMurray, AB, will take place September 4-6, and the Power Generation Lifting Workshop in New York, NY, will run from November 6-8.  Workshop dates and locations for 2014 will be finalized and made public in the coming months.

To learn more about ITI Workshops, please visit www.iti.com/workshops or call 1-800-727-6355.

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Topics: heavy rigging & lifting workshop, ITI Workshops, ITI, mike parnell

“More people are hurt during the crane recovery process than during the accident” – Joe Collins

Posted by Jonah Hobson on Jun 4, 2013 12:43:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

“More People are Hurt During the Crane Recovery Process than During the Accident” – Joe Collins

70% of ITI webinar attendees have experienced at least one crane accident.

In the May 2013 episode of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series titled How to Manage Crane Accidents, 270 registrants contributed to thought-provoking poll question results regarding the management of crane accidents as they participated in May 23rd webcast.  

The ITI Showcase Webinar Series is a free, monthly webinar hosted by ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell.  Mr. Parnell, ASME B30 (Cranes & Rigging) Vice Chairman and P30 (Lift Planning) Chairman, and his company have conducted more than 60 accident investigations over the past 25 years.  The May episode of the webinar series featured guest speaker, Joe Collins, Heavy Lift Manager, Becht Engineering. Mr. Collins has over 40 years of experience in Heavy Industrial Construction, specializing in Critical Lift Planning and Execution, built on his long career with Zachry Construction Corporation, with an average fleet size of over 300 cranes. In addition to his role at Becht Engineering, he currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).  View this webinar recording and download the PowerPoint presentation.

During the introduction of the webinar, attendees were asked how many crane accidents they have experienced during their careers.  The results revealed that 70% of theCrane accidents pie chart   showcase webinar participants have been involved in at least one crane accident.  Making the results even more unsettling was the following statement from Mr. Collins, “More people are hurt during the crane recovery process than during the accident.”  Mr. Collins' presentation emphasized that crane accidents are never planned; however, there should be a plan in place should an accident occur.

When attendees were asked about whichcrane accidents bar graph   showcase webinar type of crane was most used during experiences with crane accidents, the results overwhelmingly indicated - mobile cranes (92%).  Undoubtedly, these results reflect the sheer amount of mobile cranes utilized across all industries.  Regardless of the results, proper training and safety procedures are paramount for all lifting activities.

The presentation concluded with some chilling images of crane accidents on which Mr. Collins was called in to be a consultant.  Although the amount of damage appeared to be irreversible, Mr. Collins reemphasized the importance of planning and procedure whenever a crane accident takes place.

 View the upcoming Showcase Webinars at http://iti.com/showcase, also, if you have any questions or comments, please email Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager, jonah@iti.com.

Topics: ITI, mike parnell, crane accident, Joe Collins, Becht Engineering, Showcase Webinar Series

Royal Dutch Shell Finds Favor in ITI in the USA and Canada

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 11, 2013 7:15:00 PM

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Industrial Training International (iti.com) has become a very favorable ally and service provider for Royal Dutch Shell in the USA and Canada over the past year. ITI has conducted training services for the oil & gas leader for over 20 years, however, in the past year, the relationship has increased significantly.

In April 2012, Shell approached ITI with the proposition of developing a custom rigging training program for Shell personnel and contractors in Canada. ITI President/CEO, and Technical Director, Mike Parnell, worked with Shell Lifting & Hoisting Subject-Matter Experts to create a program that would include ITI’s world-class hands-on training approach in conjunction with Shell-specific regulations.  After several visits with Shell management at ITI’s Woodland, Washington Headquarters and a few meetings in Edmonton, Alberta - the “Shell Onshore Mobile Crane Rigging” program was finalized.

In December 2012, after several revisions and a formal presentation of the program made to Shell, the program was fully-approved.  ITI is currently the only training company qualified to conduct this training program for Shell in Canada.

ITI officially began conducting programs in January 2013 and has several open-enrollment dates in Western Canada scheduled for the first half of the year.

In February of 2013, Shell management requested that ITI participate in its internal review committee which will be reviewing the "Shell Lifting & Hoisting Standard". A great example of continuous improvement, Shell reviews and updates its Standard on a regular basis and has chosen to invite ITI to be a part of that internal review committee.

For more information, please contact Jeff Sgro, ITI Lead Training Solutions Associate, at 800-727-6355 or jeff@iti.com.

Topics: Shell, mike parnell, Canada

ITI to be the Event Partner at Crane & Rigging Conference in Edmonton

Posted by Industrial Training International on Feb 5, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has formed an agreement with Maximum Capacity Media to be the Event Partner for the annual Crane & Rigging Conference Canada event to be held in Edmonton, October 22-23, 2013.

To receive a $100 discount, use the promo code: ITI100

The remainder of this press release is posted with the permission of MCM and can be found here.

MCM Events, the conference and events division of Maximum Capacity Media, is delighted to announce that Industrial Training International (ITI) Canada ULC, an ITI company located in Edmonton, has signed up as event partner for the Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada, which takes place Oct. 22-23 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort, Edmonton, Alberta.

Now in its third year, CRC Canada will again welcome crane professionals from all the western provinces, eastern Canada, and many from the U.S., while a strong contingent from the oil sands in Fort McMurray in particular is anticipated. CRC Canada will address crane and rigging supervisors, facilities managers, and safety personnel. Mobile cranes, critical lifting, rigging, overhead cranes, standards, competency, and training will be among key topics.

“ITI is very optimistic about participating in a bigger way at CRC Canada this year,” said Zack Parnell, vice president, ITI Canada. “Maximum Capacity Media has been a long-time evangelist for improving the lifting industry—that mentality aligns very well with our goals of competency-driven education above all else.”

Having staged a well-received workshop last year, Mike Parnell, president/CEO, ITI Canada, will again deliver a presentation to CRC Canada attendees. “Our organization works very hard to deliver the best education in the world regarding cranes, rigging, and lifting activities,” he said. “We are so tightly-focused on this niche subject—it is our expertise and the only thing that we do. We believe that is why we are selected by organizations throughout Canada, from the Royal Canadian Navy to Shell Canada.”

Mike Parnell has recently been accepted as an Associate Member to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Z150 Technical Committee on Mobile Cranes. He is also vice chairman, ASME B30 (Cranes & Rigging Standards Main Committee) and chairman, ASME P30 (Lift Planning Standard). ITI Canada currently employs instructors in Alberta and British Columbia, and operates with Industrial Training International which employs 10 additional full-time instructors in the U.S.

The Canadian government is expected to continue its backing for CRC Canada, following the public inauguration of the independent Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) at the 2012 event. The CHRSC will report back to CRC Canada 2013 on the progress the group has made over the past year. Visit the website at CHRSC.ca.

Meanwhile, MCM Events can confirm that Brett Woodland, vice president of sales for Associated Wire Rope and Rigging, Inc., will deliver a paper to CRC Canada attendees. Woodland has more than 25 years of experience selling lifting and rigging equipment. His presentation will cover basic crane block concepts, including sheave diameter and its effect on wire rope life; crane block overhaul weight, including the advantages of detachable overhaul weight systems; and common causes of block twisting and rotation.

Another recently confirmed presentation is from Columbus McKinnon, while Fred Wolsey, systems engineer for cranes and hoists at Ontario’s Bruce Power nuclear power station, and Fraser Cocks, executive director of the B.C. Association for Crane Safety, are among other headline presenters.

Register to attend the Crane & Rigging Conference Canada at:CraneandRiggingConference.com/CRC-Canada.

Topics: Zack Parnell, ITI, mike parnell, CRC Canada

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Names ITI's Mike Parnell as a Top 25 Newsmaker

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jan 25, 2013 6:59:00 AM

Engineering News-Record (ENR.com) has released its Top 25 Newsmakers list and among the individuals selected was ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell.

ENR explains on its website that:

Many people serve to improve the construction industry every day. Each year since 1964, the editors of Engineering News-Record have reviewed the stories that appeared during the year and selected individuals for special recognition. The ENR Newsmakers are chosen for their innovations and achievements, for giving back to the industry and the public, and for going beyond their day-to-day jobs. These stories were covered in the print and web pages of ENR’s national and regional editions and on ENR.com. All the winners will be honored at a gala in New York City on April 18. One ENR Newsmaker already has been chosen to win our highest honor, the Award of Excellence, and will be the subject of a cover story in the April 22 issue. In the pages that follow, we salute this year’s ENR Newsmakers.

The full listing can be found at here.

In conjunction with the Newmakers release, ENR's Tudor Van Hampton wrote an article about Mr. Parnell: "Mike Parnell Leads ASME P30 Safety Standard to Finish Line".

ITI congratulates the Top 25 Newsmakers and thanks ENR for recognizing Mr. Parnell.

Topics: mike parnell, ENR

250+ HSE Professionals Weigh In on Crane & Rigging Oversight Webinar

Posted by Industrial Training International on Oct 23, 2012 5:33:00 AM

Industrial Training International (iti.com) hosted over 250 HSE professionals during its October edition of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series titled "10 Audit Points for your Crane & Rigging Operations: An HSE Perspective". 

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ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell reflected on 10 items that HSE teams and auditors should look to in examining their organizations activities.  In addition, participants weighed in during several poll questions that helped describe the makeup of their companies crane and rigging activities from the HSE perspective.

On this month's webinar over 25 countries were represented including 34 US States and 5 Canadian Provinces. Over 250 HSE professionals from world-leading organizations attended including BP, Alstom Power, BAE Systems, Barnhart Crane & Rigging, Boeing, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, DHL, DuPont, Epcor, Fluor, Husky Energy, Kimberly-Clark, Manitowoc, Marathon Oil, PCL, Shaw Group, Siemens, Skanska, Vestas, WorkSafeBC, and Xcel Energy.

Upcoming Webinars include:

  • Tackling the Challenges of Training Site Supervisors, Lift Directors & Other Leaders
    • Guest Speaker: Gene Kaercher, Director of Quality & Safety, Barnhart Crane & Rigging
    • November 30, 2012
  • How Studies of Crane Accidents & Trends Lead to a Safer Work Environment
    • Guest Speaker: Jim Wiethorn, Principal Engineer & Chairman, Haag Engineering
    • December 4, 2012
  • Mobile Crane Lift Planning in Construction Environments
    • Guest Speaker: Kevin O'Neill, Head Engineer, Siefert Associates
    • January 11, 2013
  • 5 Crane & Rigging Lessons Learned in Power Gen Environments
    • Co-Speaker: Jim Yates, SVP of Engineering & Technical Services, Barnhart Crane & Rigging
    • February 22, 2013

To learn more about the ITI Showcase Webinar Series, please contact Christina Lanham, Lead Training Solutions Associate, at 360-225-1100 or christina@iti.com.

Topics: mike parnell, iti showcase webinar series, HSE