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Handbook of Rigging

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Title: Handbook of Rigging
Author: Joseph A. MacDonald, Lindley R. Higgins, W. A. Rossnagel
ISBN: 0071493018 / 9780071493017
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 792
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2009
Availability: In Stock
     
 
  • Description
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Recent years have seen an abundance of changes in the rigging industry. This popular, hands-on reference brings you completely up to date on equipment, materials, systems, and regulations that affect your profession. Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of rigging equipment, this comprehensive guide will help ensure that your projects are completed in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing safety and efficiency.

Inside this fully updated guide to rigging:

  • A broader-than-ever look at lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations
  • Brand-new section covering the safe operation of equipment and rigging systems
  • Up-to-date information on EPA and OSHA regulations governing the use of rigging equipment
  • Directory of associations that publish research on safe rigging
  • Bibliography of references that cover related subjects concerning rigging

Preface
Introduction

Section 1 : Codes, Standards, and Regulations
Chapter 1 : Codes and Standards
Chapter 2 : Government Regulations

Section 2 : Engineering Principles
Chapter 3 : Basic Machines
Chapter 4 : Wood Technology
Chapter 5 : Wood Structural Members
Chapter 6 : Metal Structural Members
Chapter 7 : Useful Formulas, Tables, and Conversion Factors

Section 3 : Worksite Preparations
Chapter 8 : Protection of Worksite, Adjacent Areas, and Utilities
Chapter 9 : Support Systems

Section 4 : Rigging Systems
Chapter 10 : Fiber Rope (Cordage)
Chapter 11 : Knots, Bends, Hitches, and Splices
Chapter 12 : Slings and Hitches
Chapter 13 : Fiber Rope Slings and Synthetic Fiber Web Slings
Chapter 14 : Wire Strand Rope
Chapter 15 : Wire Rope, Metal Mesh, and Chain Slings

Section 5 : Rigging Devices
Chapter 16 : Connections, Fittings, and End Attachments
Chapter 17 : Sheaves
Chapter 18 : Reeving Blocks and Tackles
Chapter 19 : Winches and Drums

Section 6 : Rigging Tools
Chapter 20 : Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools
Chapter 21 : Welding and Cutting
Chapter 22 : Jacks, Rollers, and Air Skids

Section 7 : Lifting and Hoisting Machinery
Chapter 23 : Derricks and Cranes
Chapter 24 : Forklifts
Chapter 25 : Portable Overhead Hoists
Chapter 26 : Personnel/Material Hoists
Chapter 27 : Helicopters

Section 8 : Scaffolding and Ladders
Chapter 28 : Scaffolding Systems
Chapter 29 : Swinging or Suspended Scaffolds
Chapter 30 : Stationary Scaffolds
Chapter 31 : Specialized Scaffolds
Chapter 32 : Safe Scaffolding Practices and Glossary
Chapter 33 : Portable Ladders

Section 9 : Protective Equipment and Devices
Chapter 34 : Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 35 : Protective Devices

Section 10 : Safety, Health, and Security
Chapter 36 : Personal Safety and Health
Chapter 37 : Project Safety and Security
Chapter 38 : Fire Safety

Appendix A : Bibliography
Appendix B : Acronyms
Appendix C : OSHA Regulations
Appendix D : Government Agencies
Appendix E : Construction Safety and Health Standards (ANSI, ASME, AWS, NFPA, SAE, UL)
Appendix F : Standard Writing Resources
Appendix G : Document Distributors
Appendix H : Industry Resources
Index

 
 
 
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