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Understanding Hoisting 1A: Special Requirements for Cranes, Derricks, Forklifts, and Suspended Personnel Platforms

Continuing through this series of “What You Need to Know When Getting Your Hoisting 1A,” readers will become more aware that the overarching issue for securing a Massachusetts-issued Hoisting License is not simply about how to operate lifting equipment, but how to operate it safely. This is characteristic of all hoisting courses, whether for cranes, […]

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Passion & Dedication: The Unsung Keys to Succeeding as a Construction Supervisor

Adam Rinder tells the story of pondering a question about founding a relationship on dedication. As he considered the question, he thought to himself, “Who wants a relationship founded upon dedication? That just sounded boring.” As he continued to process his thoughts, he rightly concluded, “While passion is an important catalyst, it is dedication which sustains […]

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How Leadership & Understanding Can Make You an Outstanding Construction Supervisor

“A unique relationship develops among team members who enter into dialogue regularly.  They develop a deep trust that cannot help but carry over to discussions. They develop a richer understanding of the uniqueness of each person’s point of view.” – Peter Senge “Peter Senge is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Sustainability at the MIT Sloan School […]

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How Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Can Determine Hoisting Safety

When our routine becomes mundane, we tend to become less careful. When we become less careful, we tend to overlook “the simple things.” When we overlook the simple things, that tends to have a peculiar way of resulting in unintended consequences. Consequences that could be disastrous. Watch this eye-opening, 4-minute video produced by WorkSafeBC. Then, […]

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