OSHA Urged to Act Swiftly on Crane Rule Reopening

In the wake of the announcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to extend the compliance date for its crane operator certification requirements, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has urged OSHA to pursue the necessary rulemaking without further delay. ...

NCCCO: “Top 10” FAQs on OSHA’s Rule Reopening Plans

Following the decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to extend the effective date of its crane operator certification rule to allow it time to address industry concerns over issues such as “certifying by capacity,” the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has issued a “Top Ten” list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) a...
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Brushing Up on Sign Design

Steve Avery, co-owner and chief designer at Avery Brothers Sign Company in Sioux City, Iowa, knows that the sign his company recently created for a local dental practice works. In addition to just simply looking at it, he can also tell because lots of parents are stopping by and taking pictures of their eager kids ...

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Hingst’s Sign Post: Spray Painting Safety

Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes: “If you are spray painting or airbrushing an enamel, a dust mask will not provide you with adequate protection. Prolonged exposure to the chemicals in paints can make you sick and eventually could kill you.   “That’s why, if you have a choice between spraying or air brush...
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Bunting® Discontinues Flexible Die Product Line

Bunting® Magnetics Co.—producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automobile, plastics, food, and electronics industries—has announced that it has discontinued its flexible die product line and will no longer accept orders for flexible dies.  The company continues to provide its complete line of world-renowned magnetic cylinders to the industr...
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Why Application Tape Tears Unexpectedly

Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes: “From time to time, application tape will tear when you least expect it. When this happens the graphics can be trashed. “Frustrated sign makers want to know the cause of these mishaps.  There’s no one single answer why this happens. Application tape can tear when it is unwound ...
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Lowen Corporation Announces ISO 9001 Certification

Lowen Corporation is proud to announce it is now certified as an ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems compliant organization. This certification is accredited by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. ISO 9000 is a family of standards related to...
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NCCCO's Service Truck Crane Operator Certif. Program

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has made available a new CCO certification for service truck crane operators. Service truck cranes are widely used for propane delivery, mining, and heavy equipment assembly, repair, and s...
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NSC Recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day

The National Safety Council is recognizing Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday, April 28, by remembering all workers who have died on the job and reaffirming its commitment to collaborative efforts to promote employee safety. In 2011, nearly 4,000 workplace injury fatalities occurred, according to Injury Facts, 2013 edition. Up until three years ago, these fatalities were im...
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Hingst’s Sign Post: Application Tape Guide

Sign Builder Illustrated columnist Jim Hingst writes: “To help you in working with application tape, I have compiled some tips and tricks. He continues: “This guide covers laminating the tape onto graphics, transferring graphics from the release liner and the basics of application. “As important as this is, it's also importan...
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Gyford StandOff Systems® Celebrates Twenty-five Years

Gyford StandOff Systems is proud to announce that the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary. When Founder Steven Gyford designed the first StandOff Cap and Barrel for his own use in the museum and exhibit building industry, he had no idea that his original design would create a new commodity of decorative mounting hardware. As Gyford StandOff Systems began to grow, the company listene...
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2013 Access Award Winners Celebrated in Miami

More than 350 industry professionals from around the world attended the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) held on March 26, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The event which celebrates best practice and excellence in the powered access industry was held in the US for the first time and was a glowing success for the organizers, Access International and Access Lift ...

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