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The SAIA/OSHA Alliance Works to Create Common Ground

Date: 22-03-2013 / Author: kparrish

The purpose of SAIA’s alliance with OSHA is to provide: “Information, guidance, and access to training resources that focus on reducing safety and health hazards associated with the use of mast-climbing, scaffolding and aerial lift equipment. In particular, the alliance will address reducing and preventing exposure to fall and caught-inbetween hazards.”

Innovative Mast Climber Solution Tackles Complex High-Rise Glazing Project

Date: 05-03-2013 / Author: kparrish

Towering 321 ft. over Church St. in New Haven, Conn., 1 Columbus Plaza has been a local landmark since 1969. But by 2012, time had taken its toll on the icon, and after 43 years, the exterior glass on the tower’s 23 stories of office space needed to be replaced. Changing hundreds of 10'x12' glass panels would have been challenging on a normal skyscraper. But on this particular job, getting the glass and workers into the right position was the bigger undertaking.

By : 
Mike Larson

Unintended consequences is a phrase describing unforeseen—and often unfortunate—effects resulting from an action. It can be a lofty way of saying “oops.” Before too long, users of mast-climbing work platforms (MCWPs) who rely on jib lifts to raise block, brick, glass, and other construction materials to the elevated platform may be coping with an unintended consequence of OSHA’s new crane operator certification regulation.


Creative Approach to Mounting Mast Climbers Yields Work of Art

Date: 14-01-2013 / Author: kparrish

Contractors planning a project to remove and remount all 16,200 of the stone panels that make up the mortarless floating curtain wall on the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., faced an unusual challenge. They had figure out how to remove the 5'x2', 438-lb. panels, install a stronger anchor for each one, and then re-mount every panel in its original spot—without using the building’s face to support any work platform.