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Handbook of rigging : lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding for construction and industrial operations

Author: Joseph A MacDonald; W E Rossnagel; Lindley R Higgins
Publisher: New York : McGraw Hill, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This popular reference brings you completely up-to-date on equipment, materials, systems, and regulations that affect your profession. In addition, it covers new concepts regarding the design and construction of new buildings, as well as the alteration and modification of existing structures. Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A MacDonald; W E Rossnagel; Lindley R Higgins
ISBN: 9780071493017 0071493018
OCLC Number: 184828057
Notes: Revised edition of: Handbook of rigging for construction and industrial operations / W.E. Rossnagel, Lindley R. Higgins, Joseph A. MacDonald. c1988.
Includes index.
Description: xxix, 759 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Codes, Standards, and Regulations --
1. Codes and Standards --
2. Government Regulations --
Engineering Principles --
3. Basic Machines --
4. Wood Technology --
5. Wood Structural Members --
6. Metal Structural Members --
7. Useful Formulas, Tables, and Conversion Factors --
Worksite Preparation --
8. Protection of Worksite, Adjacent Areas, and Utilities --
9. Support Systems --
Rigging Systems --
10. Fiber Rope (Cordage) --
11. Knots, Bends, Hitches, and Splices --
12. Slings and Hitches --
13. Fiber Rope Slings and Synthetic Fiber Web Slings --
14. Wire Strand Rope --
15. Wire Rope, Metal Mesh, and Chain Slings --
Rigging Devices --
16. Connections, Fittings, and End Attachments --
17. Sheaves --
18. Reeving Blocks and Tackles --
19. Winches and Drums --
Rigging Tools --
20. Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools --
21. Welding and Cutting --
22. Jacks, Rollers, and Air Skids --
Lifting and Hoisting Machinery --
23. Derricks and Cranes --
24. Forklifts --
25. Portable Overhead Hoists --
26. Personnel/Material Hoists --
27. Helicopters --
Scaffolding and Ladders --
28. Scaffolding Systems --
29. Swinging or Suspended Scaffolds --
30. Stationary Scaffolds --
31. Specialized Scaffolds --
32. Safe Scaffolding Practices and Glossary --
33. Portable Ladders --
Protective Equipment and Devices --
34. Personal Protective Equipment --
35. Protective Devices --
Safety, Health, and Security --
36. Personal Safety and Health --
37. Project Safety and Security --
38. Fire Safety --
A. Bibliography --
B. Acronyms --
C. OSHA Regulations --
D. Government Agencies --
E. Construction Safety and Health Standards (ANSI, ASME, AWS, NFPA. SAE, UL) --
F. Standard Writing Resources --
G. Document Distributors --
H. Industry Resources.
Responsibility: Joseph A. MacDonald, W.E. Rossnagel, Lindley R. Higgins.

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Addresses changes in rigging equipment. This book covers lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations. It gives design/construction and facility maintenance professionals information for safe,  Read more...

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