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Samson Rope Engineer to be Featured in November Showcase Webinar

Posted by Industrial Training International on Nov 12, 2014 5:22:00 AM

Samson Rope Engineer to be Featured in November Showcase Webinar

Industrial Training International’s (iti.com) Showcase Webinar Series has delighted and educated over 3,000 attendees since March of 2012. The one hour technical sessions are hosted by ITI CEO/Technical Director Mike Parnell, and cover topics relevant to organizations and individuals conducting load handling activities.

The upcoming November 25, 2014 webinar – Synthetic Lifting Slings: Facts and Fiction will feature Guest Presenter Isaac Rosenberg, Applications Engineer from Samson Rope, and expand on the following subjects:Samson Rope Webinar Image

- Synthetic Fibers
- High Modulus Materials
- Case Studies
- Inspection & Retirement Criteria
- Synthetic Lifting Slings
- And More!

The live session will encourage participation from attendees through a question and answer session at the end of the webinar. 

Register for the Webinar

The Showcase Webinar Series is a 100% free resource and any organization or employee that deals with load handling operations is invited to attend.

Topics: synthetic slings, rigging training, showcase webinar

Charlotte Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop eBook Now Available

Posted by Industrial Training International on Sep 25, 2014 3:18:00 PM

Charlotte Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop eBook Now Available

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has been conducting crane, rigging, and lifting open-enrollment educational events since 1986. The natural evolution of these events has led to the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop, with the next U.S. event taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, December 4-5. 

About 70% of the Workshop curriculum will come directly from ITI courses, with the remaining instruction coming from Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program Manager, Keith Anderson, PE. 

To gain a better understanding of what is ahead of Charlotte attendees, the ITI Workshops Division has made a Workshop Preview eBook available to all for free download. The Preview eBook contains:

  • ITI Workshops: Introduction
  • Instructor Profiles
  • Workshop Agenda
  • Venue Information
  • What to do in Charlotte
  • And More!
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Learn more at http://iti.com/charlotte or call 800.727.6355.

Topics: ITI Workshops, rigging training

6 in 60: Six Diverse Load Handling Lessons in 60 Minutes

Posted by Industrial Training International on Sep 9, 2014 9:38:00 AM

6 in 60: Six Diverse Load Handling Lessons in 60 Minutes

The Showcase Webinar Series is a monthly, educational webinar hosted by ITIShowcase Webinar President/Technical Director, Mike Parnell. The free, one-hour sessions cover topics relevant to organizations, teams, and individuals who conduct load handling activities. 

The next edition of the webinar series is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and will feature Jonathan Parnell, P.E. as the guest host. Titled 6 in 60: Six Diverse Load Handling Lesson in 60 Minutes, webinar attendees would likely find this smorgasbord of crane, rigging, and load handling lessons on the “education” section of a Lift Director’s resume or LinkedIn profile. 

Webinar Topics will include:

  • Rigging Gear Inspection
  • Advanced Rigging
  • Critical Lift Planning
  • Mobile Crane Inspection
  • Mobile Crane Operation
  • Rigging Engineering

The live event will invite participation from all attendees as the lessons will feature poll questions to identify possible knowledge gaps and emphasize key learning points. Time permitting, the session will conclude with a real time question and answer session. 

Register for the Webinar

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

Topics: rigging training, crane training, showcase webinar

Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop eBook Now Available

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jul 29, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop eBook Now Available

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has been conducting crane, rigging, and lifting open-enrollment educational events since 1986. The natural evolution of these events has led to the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop, with the next event taking place in Fort McMurray, Alberta, November 12 - 14. 

About 70% of the Workshop curriculum will come directly from ITI courses, with the remaining instruction coming from guest instructors, Marco van Daal (international heavy transport expert), Jeff Dacey P. Eng. (Bantrel), and George Hammel (Crosby). 

To gain a better understanding of what is ahead of Fort McMurray attendees, the ITI Workshops Division has made a Workshop Preview eBook available to all for free download. The Preview eBook contains:

  • ITI Workshops: Introduction
  • Instructor Profiles
  • Workshop Agenda
  • Venue Information
  • What To Do In Fort McMurray
  • And More!
E-Book Download

Learn more at http://iti.com/oilsands or call 780-490-6611. 

Topics: ITI Workshops, rigging training, crane training, Heavy Transport

Crane Operation & OSHA: What You Need to Know

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Edmonton Training Center Courses Receive LEEA Accreditation

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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

Accident Investigation Course Set for April 14-15

Posted by Industrial Training International on Apr 1, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Accident Investigation Course Set for April 14-15

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane and rigging training, is gearing up to host its first crane and rigging accident investigation training course of 2014. Set for April 14-15, at the ITI Woodland, Washington Training Center and officially titled, Accident Investigation for Cranes, Rigging and Material Handling Operations, the course will feature three accident scenes to be analyzed by participants. Scenes include a mobile crane, rigging, and forklift accident.



The ultimate goal of those who perform lifting activities is to complete lifts while staying accident free; unfortunately, lifting accidents occur worldwide on an almost daily basis. ITI’s Accident Investigation Course is the first step an organization can take to prepare for proper response to a load handling incident.

“Our Field Services team has conducted accident investigations for nearly 30 years. We wanted to bring what we've learned to organizational management teams, so that they would have the knowledge and skills to conduct internal investigations and help prevent future incidents,” commented Mike Parnell, President/CEO of ITI.

Major Investments in the Course

To do the Accident Investigation course justice, and the "ITI way", a substantial investment was made in both human capital and physical assets. After hundreds of man-hours were spent in planning and course development, ITI Instructors systematically tipped over a Grove TM-180 (18-ton truck-mounted crane) at the ITI Training Center in Woodland, Washington. A "dropped load" rigging accident was also setup as well as a forklift, which was turned onto its side.

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Learning Objectives

Students participating in the Accident Investigation Course will work in investigative teams to determine causation, violations, and corrective actions. 

Learning Objectives include:

  • Understanding Equipment Operations
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  • Federal, State and Provincial Regulations and Standards

  • Operator/Rigger Assignments & Performance

  • Fact vs. Fiction

  • Leading Cause Identification

  • Violations of Corporate and Jurisdictional Requirements

  • Corrective Action Plan 

Following a successful pilot program in September 2013, the April dates mark the first of three sessions scheduled for 2014. A limited number of seats are available for the April Course, with the latter two sessions taking place:

Pricing for the open-enrollment course is $1,195 per student. Please contact ITI for customer-location pricing.

Register for the April 14-15  Accident Investigation Course!

For more information please visit iti.com/accident-investigation-course or call 1-800-727-6355 to speak with a member of the ITI Training Solutions Team today.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, accident investigation

What in the Heck is the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop?

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 27, 2014 4:11:00 PM

What in the Heck is the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop?

Rigging and hoisting activities are constantly evolving, which means that those carrying out these important responsibilities have to learn new strategies and tactics, how to use new technology, and stay abreast of any updates to regulatory requirements from a number of governing bodies. One way to accomplish this unfathomable task is to march up to your training manager or safety director and demand daily crane and rigging training sessions. Good luck with that.

A better option might be to attend the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop coming up June 17-19, in Edmonton, Alberta. ARLW EdmontonThis is the only crane and rigging training event that will broaden your technical knowledge in the crane and rigging world, bring to light the newest developments in technology, and give you the first look at new regulatory standards.

Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop vs. Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop

The Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop might sound familiar to some. This workshop event came to Edmonton in 2013, and 130+ attendees walked away with a learning experience that stood out from the crowd. The goal of the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop was to bring ITI course curriculum and technical knowledge from local subject matter experts to a regional industry center and package everything into an easily digestible 2.5 day training event.

The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is the evolution of previous workshop training events. It offers some of the highest level courses in the crane and rigging world, taught by instructors who literally “wrote the book” on certain aspects of the industry.

One of the major changes from the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop to the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is the student material package. This year, students will walk away from the Workshop with three invaluable resource books that will no doubt be used for years to come.

Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop Student Workbook

The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop Student Workbook contains over 150 pages of training curriculum, field resources and presentation slides from every Workshop session. This one-of-a-kind reference tool is the only place to find training curriculum from ITI, The Crosby Group, The Works International, and others in a single convenient text. 

The Art of Heavy Transport

Newly Revised 2nd Edition! This title is a reference guideThe Art of Heavy Transport and engineering base for a safe execution of all heavy transports. It covers every aspect such as Hydraulic stability calculations, structural stability calculations, axle groups/suspension, dunnage & lashing, external forces such as wind, curve impact, center of gravity, and much, much more. Author Marco van Daal will serve as an instructor at the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop.

Rigging Engineering Basics

Cranes are the visible indicator of lifting activities. Lifting is everywhere in construction, everything you remove or add has to be handled, sometimes multiple times. Then Rigging Engineering Basicsthere is lifting in general industry, in steel works, in fabrication, in routine handling at docks and so on. As well as being universal, lifting is also one of the most hazardous activities routinely encountered on a construction job. This book is intended to inform people planning rigging operations and point them in the direction of best practice; to alert them to pitfalls and how to avoid them; to instruct in how to do certain basic rigging engineering tasks. Author J. Keith Anderson, P.E. will serve as an instructor at the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop.

How is this Workshop Different from a Conference?

We have all attended boring conferences where you do nothing but sit in your uncomfortable seat for hours on end, listening to a single speaker. And we have all been to trade shows where attendees are looked at like a piece of meat, while all the "lions" manning the exhibit booths are ready to pounce with their overbearing sales pitches.

The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is not like either of those nightmare situations. First and probably most importantly, Workshop sessions are interactive. Attendees are given background information and the resources to solve a complex crane or rigging issue, and then are asked to go do it! There are no “death by PowerPoint” sessions to be found here. Also, with an accomplished speaker line-up of four, the chances for “instructor burnout” are slim to none.

How to Get Started With the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop

Ok, so now you know what the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is and you know what it most definitely is not. So what is the next step? Checking out the website is a good place to start. Visit http://www.iti.com/edmonton to learn more about individual workshop sessions, speaker profiles, and the brand new venue. Another good idea is to call 780-490-6611 and ask for Marketing and Event Specialist, Sean Smith. Sean can answer any question you might have and let you know about group saving options.

Here are a few questions you might want to consider when evaluating if the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is a fit for you:

  • If you could change one thing about your current crane and rigging training process what would it be?
  • Have you ever received crane and rigging training from an outside training organization?
  • On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your organization’s current crane and rigging operations?
  • How could a properly trained team impact your company’s bottom line?
Register for the Workshop!

Topics: rigging training, crane training