CCOHS Forum 2019: Changing World of Work Explored

Forum: 2019 Changing World of Worksafety-conference

A wise person once said, « safety doesn’t happen by accident. » This is why the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety will hold it’s 6th conference, called Forum: 2019 The Changing World of Work, which they host every few…

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Herc How-To: avoid these common rigging mistakes


The rigging trade serves many industries, however, there are many common rigging mistakes workers make daily. Rigging is to set a load up to move, lift, secure, lower or hoist with the use of ropes, chains, slings, hoists and other…

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NEWS: planning is essential in confined spaces


Confined spaces—we’ve discussed the dangers of working in confined spaces, confined space training and the importance of choosing the right fall protection equipment on our blog before. On Tuesday, November 20 in Uruguay, two shoreshide dock workers died and two…

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Watch: Hang Glider Travels Without Safety Harness

In recent safety news, a tourist from the United States decided to go hang gliding for the first time during a vacation in Switzerland—and was in for a huge surprise. Chris Gursky and his wife Gail take a vacation to…

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Steel Cable: market growth driven by automotive industry


The steel cable or wire rope market expects to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.2% in the coming period heading into 2023, reports PR Newswire. Wire rope or steel cable provides strength, flexibility and has many…

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Aircraft Maintenance: rigging service leads market growth


The aircraft maintenance industry projects to grow from USD 19.23 billion in 2018, to 23.5 billion by 2023, with a 4.10% CAGR from 2018 to 2022. Rigging service is a main segment driving market growth for the aviation maintenance industry.…

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Rigging Hardware we Love: Crosby® 4-50 clip applications


Rigging hardware is essential to our daily jobs—today, the spotlight is on both the G-450 (Red-U-Bolt®) and SS-450 (316 Stainless Steel) Crosby clips. Read on to discover application tips and specifications for the 450 Crosby clips. Efficiency Ratings Efficiency ratings…

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Construction Safety Tips: secure your worksite


Construction safety: a growing need Construction safety—this looks different to many people. Whether it’s wearing safety glasses, full PPE or never working at the sight of rain, safety standards are rarely the same for all workers or worksites. The construction…

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NDT in Langley, BC: advantages of non-destructive testing


What is Non-destructive Testing? Advantages of non-destructive testing are numerous. Non-destructive testing (commonly known as NDT) uses different methods to test, inspect and evaluate defects in materials or mediums without compromising the integrity of the product. Internal and external damages can…

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Tool Fall Protection: more important than you think


Tool Fall Protection: confidence at heights During Summer 2018, in Providence, Rhode Island ironworkers strapped on their fall protection—tool fall protection included, to start work on a major project. « That guy’s nuts! » exclaims Steven Strychasz, a nearby civilian…

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Hercules SLR: DBI-SALA® ExoFit STRATA™ Body Harness


Body Harness: Why are they so Uncomfortable? Comfort is one of the main reasons workers don’t wear proper fall-protection equipment, or a body harness. Yet falls are the leading cause of death in construction, and compliance with safety standards is…

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NEW at Hercules: 3M™ DBI-SALA® 5lb Tool Retractor


Reduce Tangles Keep your tools safe with the latest addition to the 3M™ DBI-SALA ® product line, their 5-lb Tool Retractor. The 3M™ DBI-SALA® 5 lb. (2.3 kg) Tool Retractor holds up to 5lbs (or 2.3kg) in weight, with a working…

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Hercules’ Tips: Is your Safety Harness Comfortable?


A safety harness is a necessary evil for many workers, working across many different industrial trades. We understand—nobody likes to be uncomfortable during their work day. However, proper equipment, like safety harnesses are key to getting the job one, reducing…

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New: MSA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus


A new, first-of-its-kind, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), named the M1 SCBA by MSA was unveiled in September of this year. Before this, respiratory protection for firefighters was unvarying, and this was the industry norm. However, fire stations have different needs.…

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New: SRS Mercury Climbing Line from Samson Rope


Samson rope, the worldwide leader in high-performance rope has just released a new static climbing line named Mercury, best used for Single Rope Systems (SRS) and rescue and access application.  This new SRS rope contains kernmantle construction, made up of…

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Quality Alert: Seat Sling for 3M Exofit ™ Harnesses


The following affects select ExoFit ™ harnesses manufactured from June 2017 to the end of May 2018.  3M Fall Protection has received reports that the aluminum reinforcement plate used in the seat sling on certain DBI-SALA ExoFit ™, ExoFit XP™…

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Lights, Camera Action: Kito TNER Theater Hoist


Timely maintenance and repair work on stage equipment at major entertainment events is now a thing of the past. The Harrington TNER by Kito was designed to specifically address some of the major maintenance items that were previously problematic in the…

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Hercules Training Academy: Employees Learn the Industry


Hercules Training Academy was thrilled to host our employees from across Canada at the new Hercules’ Training Academy at Wire Rope Industries (Atlantic) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to participate in the first specialized training course for securing, lifting and rigging.…

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10 Construction Industry Trends 2018/19


Keeping on top of new and emerging trends in the construction industry not only helps keep your company from falling behind, but it helps you prepare for the future. This year has been an interesting year, with many changes to…

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Crosby Loves Hooks with Latches – Standards & Safety


Crane Operator Crushed Between Two Steel Frames When Rigging Failed The operator of an overhead crane had been using a chain sling attached to the hook of the crane, and was setting it up into a single choker hitch to…

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CM Expands Range of Synthetic Slings Attachments


Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies and services for material handling, has expanded its portfolio of rigging attachments for synthetic slings to include CM Quick Connect Hooks, CM Flat Eye Rigging Hooks and…

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LEEA News – LiftEx Industry Event 2018


Lifting industry event LiftEx 2018, organised by the UK’s Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), will take place at the Arena MK in Milton Keynes on 14-15 November. The show is in its 14th year and, according to LEEA, provides a…

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Hercules SLR at the Sable Strategic Leadership Workshop


John Shillington, Hercules SLR Branch Manager and Offshore Technician, had everyone’s attention yesterday at the Sable Strategic Leadership Workshop held in Halifax. John presented some of the initiatives his team is taking to prolong the life and ensure the safe…

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New Measures to Enhance Safety of Marine Navigation

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The government of Canada is taking additional measures to help enhance safety of navigation and emergency response in Canadian waters. The measures were announced by Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau and awarded as part of Canada’s historic US $1.2 billion Oceans…

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Reminder: Prepare Now for Upcoming Ingersoll Rand® LCA and LCH Parts Retirement

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Reminder: Prepare Now for Upcoming Ingersoll Rand® LCA and LCH Parts Retirement Please plan now to prepare for the discontinuation of parts for the Ingersoll Rand® Liftchain hook LCA and LCH products lines, effective Dec. 31, 2018. Despite their discontinuation in…

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3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools


Taking gravity out of the equation with an expanded lineup of  3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools With over 27,000 recorded incidents of people being struck by falling objects each year in Canada, dropped objects prevention planning helps prevent personal…

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Hercules Collaborates With the CNIB ‘Phone It Forward’ Campaign

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This October The Canadian National Institute of the Blind launched it’s CNIB Phone it Forward campaign, and Hercules SLR and Group of Companies was excited to be a part of it. Many people don’t realize the tremendous impact modern smartphones…

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MSA Press Release – New Jet Style Firefighter Helmet


FROM: MSA (MSA Safety Incorporated) New “Jet-Style” Firefighter Helmet from MSA Now Certified to NFPA Performance Standards Shipments of New Helmet to Begin Immediately PITTSBURGH, September 26, 2018 – Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced…

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Stunt Rigging: Behind the Camera with an Industry Star


Stunt Rigging in the Movie Industry. Article by By Mike Chalmers for Wire Rope Exchange Many of the world’s most famous faces and personalities will garner precious amounts of camera time at the Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. And…

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Wire Rope Slings – Care and Maintenance


Terry Young, president of Construction Safety Experts, in the US, discusses identification, inspection and removal criteria for wire rope slings. The ASMEB30.9-2006 Standard requires wire rope slings to show the name or trademark of the manufacturer, diameter or size, number…

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Lifting Industrial Equipment Market is Estimated to Grow

The industrial lifting equipment market is estimated to grow from USD 63.96 billion in 2018 to reach USD 79.73 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.51% between 2018 and 2023. The key driving factors for the growth of the…

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Hercules Employees are Energized and Engaged


Hercules SLR provides our employees with an array of specialized and diverse functional careers with a focus on each employee’s long-term learning and growth. We hire and keep the best, and continually improve the skills and capabilities of individuals and…

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CM Tornado 360° Lever Hoist 9T Capacity Available Now


The revolutionary CM Tornado 360° is now available in 9-ton capacities – growing the Tornado 360° family that includes 3/4, 1-1/2, 3 and 6 ton units. Featuring the one-of-a-kind Sidewinder lever handle, the CM Tornado 360° allows for efficient operation in…

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3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines

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Magnetic intelligence. Smarter retraction, smoother reaction. 3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines Unlock your productivity. From reducing unintentional lockups,*  to simplifying inspections, every detail of the new 3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines is designed to help increase your productivity and…

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Hercules to the Rescue At Voisey Nickel Mine


Mid-September, Noah Hawes and Barry Young from the Inspections Department of Hercules SLR Dartmouth, ventured to the isolated Nickel Mine of Voisey Bay in Labrador Newfoundland where in 1993, a large nickel deposit was discovered in the hills along the western shore…

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Get to Know Our Trainers: Steve Hache, CD


Steve Hache, CD is one of our highly experienced Training Specialists. We sat down with him to find out more about him and how he decided to choose training as a career path. Tell us about your educational background? Steve:…

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7 Major Trends That Will Impact the Construction Industry


The construction industry is always changing and evolving. Every year new trends appear within the industry, from technological advancements to a stronger focus on sustainability. If you run a construction company and you want to make sure you stay ahead…

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Crane & Rigging Companies join Forces for Lifting Project


Omega Morgan crane superintendent Eldon Ash and senior engineer Kai Farrar, as well as Apex Steel owner Kevin Koester and engineer Ron Roberts, were tasked with an intriguing and complicated lifting challenge. More than a year of planning, engineering, testing…

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New Safety Legislation for Alberta’s Agriculture Sector

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A new legislation will soon require Alberta farmers to ensure their farms are equipped with proper safety plans. Emergency response, fall protection, and hazard assessments are just some of the plans that will be implemented to ensure worker safety on…

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Netherlands Builds the First Road Made from 100% Plastic


Three industry giants are joining forces to make the PlasticRoad, a road made of 100% recycled plastic from the ocean, becomes a reality. KWS, in collaboration with Wavin and Total combined their knowledge, experience, and resources to build the first…

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Elk Series – Quick-Maintenance Hoists from Ingersoll Rand


Ingersoll Rand has launched the Elk Series electric chain hoist, designed to be lightweight and accessible enough to be serviced while still mounted at the facility, cutting downtime. The three key features that make this possible are an external motor…

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Investment Puts Belfast at Heart of Hi-Tech Coal Industry


Investments totaling £30M by Northern Ireland-based LCC Group and Belfast Harbour have put the city at the centre of the global supply chain for hi-tech coal. Since opening last year, LCC’s £12M facility has handled almost 500,000 tonnes of processed…

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Construction Industry Draws $1.3 Billion in Venture Capital


In a bid to digitize building trades, investors have already bet big on the transformative power of new startups Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and…

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Farewell to Sylvia as She Retires After 17 Years of Service

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There will be less of a background hum in the Sewing Department at Hercules Dartmouth after tomorrow, as we bid farewell to a long serving, much valued employee Sylvia Marchand as she embarks on her well-earned retirement. By the end…

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Rope & Sling (RSS) Donates Rigging Gear for Boat Lift


Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) UK donated lifting and rigging gear to the Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre in East London as the charity had a requirement to lift a 2.5t rescue support boat out of the River Thames…

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Innovation & Technology Rush in the Oil Sands

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Oil sands operators and suppliers alike are trying to find ways to reduce operations costs and cut emissions By Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco Dozens of emerging technologies for almost every facet of oil sands production could be paving the way for solutions to the…

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Toronto – More cranes than NYC and LA Combined


Toronto has more tower cranes decorating its skyline than New York City and Los Angeles combined. This summer, real estate consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) released its third quarter crane index. The report is generated by counting cranes in major…

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Crane Work Wraps Up at New Winnipeg Towers

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Huge Liebherr mobile crane may have been tallest ever seen in city In May, the skyline of downtown Winnipeg was changed significantly with the removal of the last tower crane on site at True North Square. Phase 1 of the…

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Loadshackle Supports Research at ITC Championship


A 6.5t capacity wireless loadshackle from Straightpoint, which is based on a Crosby G2130 shackle, was used to measure loads during competitors’ climbs at this year’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC). The competition took place this summer at the U.S.…

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Columbus McKinnon Expands Hoist Offerings


SUPPLIER NEWS – Columbus McKinnon Corporation has expanded its offering of the unique CM Hurricane 360° hand chain hoist and introduces its new Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists. The CM Hurricane 360° Hand Chain Hoist The…

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Ingersoll Rand Makes Global Climate Commitment


Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced that a 1,990 kW GE Solar PV power system is now online and generating power at its 430,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Trenton, N.J. The solar…

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MSA Safety – New V-Series Energy-Absorbing Lanyards


Effective immediately, (Aug 16, 2018) new MSA CSA Z259.11-17 V-Series Energy-Absorbing Lanyards are replacing the Workman® and Sure-Stop® Energy-Absorbing Lanyards. The V-Series Lanyard is the latest addition to the MSA V-Series family of Fall Protection products.  With its new look, smaller energy…

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Ontario Investing in Projects to Reduce Workplace Injuries

Ontario Workplace Injuries

Ontario projects to address mobile equipment hazards, mental health Ontario is partnering with universities, professional associations and research groups on projects that will help support workplace mental health, advance our understanding of occupational diseases and prepare workers to deal with…

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Recall Field Service Action 16 Ft. Talon™ 3M SLR’s

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RECALL – IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED 3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Foot Talon™ Self Retracting Lifeline Only Affects Lot Codes 12092430 through 18062730 September 12, 2018 Stop Use & Recall Field Service Action. 3M Fall Protection has detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA®…

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PPE during cleanup of wildfire debris – 3M Bulletin

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Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the aftermath of a wildfire is a critical component in the safe cleanup of fire debris. Selection of PPE depends on both anticipated hazards and the tasks to be performed. In residential…

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MSA Summer Of Safety Promo

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Stay Safe and Save BIG! We are excited to announce that Hercules SLR and MSA Safety have partnered up to create a fantastic ‘Summer of Safety’ promotional event. From now until the end of September you can take advantage of…

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Samson releases first-ever Sustainability Report

FERNDALE, WA (August 9, 2018) — Sharing the belief that every business can improve their social, economic, and environmental bottom line, Samson is pleased to announce the release of their first annual Sustainability Report. The Sustainability Report reinforces Samson’s commitment to people, community,…

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LEEA Trained Inspectors

How qualified are the technicians inspecting your gear? When it comes to inspections, testing, repairs and certification, you need to know that you and your equipment are in safe and experienced hands.   At Hercules all our inspectors are being…

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Air Miles News

Get AIR MILES ® REWARD MILES when you purchase products from Hercules SLR. WHY GET MILES? From airfare to accommodation and merchandise, MILES* can be used for hundreds of great rewards*. Start getting Miles today. PAYING WITH CASH, DEBIT OR…

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Download our Products and Services Brochure

At Hercules SLR we are always innovating and expanding our marketing to keep you better informed. We now have a wide range of marketing collateral that you can download and use as reference as to find out more about us…

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CM Technical Bulletin

CM Hoist Technical Bulletin CM SERIES 622 HAND CHAIN HOIST REDESIGNED FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE WITH DECREASED HEADROOM, EASIER LOAD ATTACHMENT AND LOWER PULL FORCE Columbus McKinnon is excited to announce the redesign of the CM Series 622 hand chain hoist. A simple,…

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Samson Case Study – Svitzer A/S Adopts Samson Fusion-12 Lines for Midsize Tugs

BACKGROUND As part of the Maersk Group of companies, Svitzer A/S is the largest towage and salvage company in the world, operating more than 430 vessels and employing over 4,000 associates globally and has adopted Samson Ropes. From Europe, the…

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