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Field ID and Holland 1916 Featured in Highly Anticipated ITI Webinar
Automation: The Standard in Equipment Inspection & Asset Management
Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting training is proud to announce they have partnered with industry leaders Field ID (http://www.fieldid.com) and Holland 1916 (http://www.holland1916.com), in the latest installment of the monthly Showcase Webinar Series.
The Showcase Webinar Series is hosted by ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell. The free, one-hour sessions cover topics relevant to organizations conducting lifting activities. The upcoming June 25, 2013 webinar will answer the following questions:
- What if your asset had a voice?
- What if there was a proven solution for improving allocation, utilization, and compliance of assets while continuously tracking location in real time?
- Is it possible for your company to handle these issues while bringing back efficiency AND cutting costs?
- What if this process could also generate a fresh revenue stream?
Automation - The Standard in Equipment Inspection & Asset Automation – Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 2pm Eastern Daylight Time; will feature guest speakers Sanders Roth and Kelly Morris from Holland 1916, and Darcie Da Silva from Field ID. Attendees of this webinar will learn about innovations in managing assets and equipment using RFID solutions and inspection software developed to automate data transaction within any industry. Topics covered will include:
- OSHA update on rigging inspection and maintenance
- Cost saving tips on tagging
- Automatic asset identification using Radio Frequency Identification – RFID
- Automating asset management
- Inspection software: Automating safety compliance inspection to improve efficiency
- Time savings – Improve the time it takes to perform inspection by 50%
Companies who want to gain control of processes and improve safety and compliance while automating asset records, inspections, and maximize efficiency will benefit from attending the webinar. Key personnel including; marketing managers, distribution centers, safety inspectors, compliance managers, logistics, inventory control, operations, facilities, supply chain, maintenance, and warehouse managers, directors, or vice presidents are ideal participants.
To learn more about ITI or the ITI Webinars Division, visit http://iti.com/webinars or call 800-727-6355.
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81% of Rigging Accidents Involve Synthetic Slings, According to ITI Webinar Attendees
Also, 34% mentioned their organization had "inadequate sling protection" or none at all.
In the April 2013 episode of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series titled Rigging & Sling Failures: Case Studies & Solutions, 200 attendees contributed to interesting poll-question results regarding rigging accidents as they participated in the webcast on April 25th.
The ITI Showcase Webinar Series is a free, monthly webcast hosted by ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell. Mr. Parnell, ASME B30 (Cranes & Rigging) Vice Chairman and P30 (Lift Planning) Chairman, and his company have conducted more than 60 accident investigations over the past 25 years and presented several case studies in this month's webinar describing the prevalent patterns in rigging accidents. (To access the presentation file or watch the recorded webinar visit http://iti.com/showcase-recordings).
A stark similarity between both ITI and attendees' experience was found in the first poll question. During ITI's research, 87% of rigging accidents had involved synthetic slings. The webinar attendees demonstrated that in their experience, 81% of accidents they had observed involved synthetic rigging. The presentation made clear that synthetic sling accidents, typically categorized by cutting or abrasion, are due to the lack of sling protection utilized during a lift.
When attendees were asked about their organization's use of sling protection, 34% affirmed that they "have inadequate materials" or "don't use any" at all. In ITI's accident investigation experience, as communicated by the presentation, this has been a leading cause of the synthetic sling failures.
Mike reminded attendees of ITI's sling protection maxim, "If you have a synthetic sling in your right hand, you should have sling protection in your left." The webinar makes it clear that the nature of the type of rigging does not heighten or lower the risk, what really counts is the degree to which users are knowledgeable and competent to complete their lifting activities safely.
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Contact: Tatiana Troutman, ITI Workshops Associate
Edmonton "Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop" has become a Major Draw
There are still two months until Edmonton hosts the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop in mid-June, and organizations have made the event a priority by filling half of the available seats. The unique learning event has 70 people registered from organizations including: Suncor, Husky, Devon, Kiewit, Shell, WorleyParsons, Ledcor, KBR and several other organizations.
Industrial Training International (iti.com) hosts several Lifting Workshops each year. These are not "trade shows", in fact, they are single-track, interactive learning events that bring ITI course content to a specific region, tailored to specific industries, presented by an ITI Senior Instructor and a few distinctive guest speakers. The Workshops are attended by supervisory-level managers who oversee lifting activities and load handling equipment.
Instructing for ITI is President/Technical Director Mike Parnell. Mr. Parnell is an Associate Member of the CSA Z150 Technical Committee on Mobile Cranes, as well, he is the Chairman of the ASME P30 (Lift Planning) Committee, and Vice Chairman of the ASME B30 (Cranes & Rigging) Committee.
ITI has assembled a very powerful guest speaker lineup including:
- Skip Ohman, P.E. - The Crosby Group
- Ken Reynolds - Royal Dutch Shell
- Steve Fryer - NCSG
- Geoff Holden - Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
Exclusive Event Partners have also given credance to this Workshop. Unirope, Columbus McKinnon, NCSG, LEEA, 3D Lift Plan, and Magna Lifting Products have all joined as Event Partners.
Seating is limited to 150 students. ITI expects to meet full registration by late May. The draw is in large part due to the tightly-focused curriculum on heavy lift activities conducted by organizations in Alberta. Workshop sessions include:
|Keynote: The Crosby Keys to Heavy Lifting
||Keynote: A Review of the Shell Lifting & Hoisting Standard
|Keynote: LEEA - Lifting Standards in Canada & Worldwide
||Advanced Rigging Foundations
|Lift Director, Site Supervisor, & ASME B30.5
||ASME P30 Lift Planning Standard
|Compressor Module Critical Lift Plan
||Competency, Training & Qualification of Personnel
||Wire Rope Terminations & High Performance Rope
|Load Handling and Procedures
||Heavy Lift Shackles & Hooks with Heavy Lift Exercise
For information regarding the Workshop, registration, partnering, or speaking opportunities, contact Tatiana Troutman (1.800.727.6355, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Industrial Training International (iti.com) has become a very favorable ally and service provider for Royal Dutch Shell in the USA and Canada over the past year. ITI has conducted training services for the oil & gas leader for over 20 years, however, in the past year, the relationship has increased significantly.
In April 2012, Shell approached ITI with the proposition of developing a custom rigging training program for Shell personnel and contractors in Canada. ITI President/CEO, and Technical Director, Mike Parnell, worked with Shell Lifting & Hoisting Subject-Matter Experts to create a program that would include ITI’s world-class hands-on training approach in conjunction with Shell-specific regulations. After several visits with Shell management at ITI’s Woodland, Washington Headquarters and a few meetings in Edmonton, Alberta - the “Shell Onshore Mobile Crane Rigging” program was finalized.
In December 2012, after several revisions and a formal presentation of the program made to Shell, the program was fully-approved. ITI is currently the only training company qualified to conduct this training program for Shell in Canada.
ITI officially began conducting programs in January 2013 and has several open-enrollment dates in Western Canada scheduled for the first half of the year.
In February of 2013, Shell management requested that ITI participate in its internal review committee which will be reviewing the "Shell Lifting & Hoisting Standard". A great example of continuous improvement, Shell reviews and updates its Standard on a regular basis and has chosen to invite ITI to be a part of that internal review committee.
For more information, please contact Jeff Sgro, ITI Lead Training Solutions Associate, at 800-727-6355 or email@example.com.
Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting education has hosted instructor-led webinars for nearly 12 months and has impacted over 2,500 individuals from over 45 countries, including all 50 US States, and 13 Canadian Provinces and Territories.
The webinars are live, instructor-led and are grouped into two separate series':
Showcase Webinar Series - This series is hosted by ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell who conducts free, one-hour sessions on topics relevant to organizations conducting lifting activities. ITI has also hosted five guest speakers throughout the year. Upcoming and past webinars have included:
Webinar Training Courses - This series includes actual ITI course curriculum and are paid-events where attendees take examinations and earn CEUs upon successful completion. Upcoming webinar training courses include:
In addition to webinar training and e-learning, ITI has conducted world-class crane and rigging training courses at client locations and ITI Training Centers in the USA and Canada for nearly 30 years.
To learn more about ITI or webinars visit http://iti.com/webinars or call 800-727-6355.
Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging, and lifting training welcomed its first sponsors for their 2013 ITI Workshops events.
Workshops for 2013 include:
Unirope Ltd. secured Platinum Partner positions for both Canada-based events. And the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) join as a Bronze Sponsor for all three events.
UNIROPE Ltd., an ISO 9000 certified company, specializing in Lifting Products since 1956, supplies High Performance Wire Rope, Standard Wire Rope, Non-Rotating Wire Rope as well as brand name products like PYTHON® and COMPAC®.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. The Association has played a key role in this specialized field for over half a century, from training and standards setting to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.
For more information about the Workshops or Sponsorship Opportunities, visit http://iti.com/workshops or contact Tia Troutman, ITI Workshops Associate, at 800-727-6355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industrial Training International (iti.com) received a perfect-5.0 Average Score on its Contractor Performance Evaluation from Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia's roots lie in World War II and the Manhattan Project, which built the world's first atomic bombs. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California, representing two major U.S. Department of Energy research and development national laboratories.
ITI has conducted crane, hoisting, and rigging training for Sandia National Laboratories, as well as a close neighbor, Los Alamos National Laboratories, for nearly 15 years. The recent Contractor Performance Evaluation graded ITI on Quality of Service, Safety, Scheduling, Financial, and Compliance benchmarks. Scores of 4.5 to 5.0 "exceed contract requirements" and indicate that the "contractor acheived performance excellence through a systematic management approach to continuously improve and exceed SNL expectations".
For more information about ITI please contact Christina Lanham, Lead Training Solutions Associate at email@example.com or 800-727-6355.
Industrial Training International (iti.com) has formed an agreement with Maximum Capacity Media to be the Event Partner for the annual Crane & Rigging Conference Canada event to be held in Edmonton, October 22-23, 2013.
To receive a $100 discount, use the promo code: ITI100
The remainder of this press release is posted with the permission of MCM and can be found here.
MCM Events, the conference and events division of Maximum Capacity Media, is delighted to announce that Industrial Training International (ITI) Canada ULC, an ITI company located in Edmonton, has signed up as event partner for the Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada, which takes place Oct. 22-23 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort, Edmonton, Alberta.
Now in its third year, CRC Canada will again welcome crane professionals from all the western provinces, eastern Canada, and many from the U.S., while a strong contingent from the oil sands in Fort McMurray in particular is anticipated. CRC Canada will address crane and rigging supervisors, facilities managers, and safety personnel. Mobile cranes, critical lifting, rigging, overhead cranes, standards, competency, and training will be among key topics.
“ITI is very optimistic about participating in a bigger way at CRC Canada this year,” said Zack Parnell, vice president, ITI Canada. “Maximum Capacity Media has been a long-time evangelist for improving the lifting industry—that mentality aligns very well with our goals of competency-driven education above all else.”
Having staged a well-received workshop last year, Mike Parnell, president/CEO, ITI Canada, will again deliver a presentation to CRC Canada attendees. “Our organization works very hard to deliver the best education in the world regarding cranes, rigging, and lifting activities,” he said. “We are so tightly-focused on this niche subject—it is our expertise and the only thing that we do. We believe that is why we are selected by organizations throughout Canada, from the Royal Canadian Navy to Shell Canada.”
Mike Parnell has recently been accepted as an Associate Member to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Z150 Technical Committee on Mobile Cranes. He is also vice chairman, ASME B30 (Cranes & Rigging Standards Main Committee) and chairman, ASME P30 (Lift Planning Standard). ITI Canada currently employs instructors in Alberta and British Columbia, and operates with Industrial Training International which employs 10 additional full-time instructors in the U.S.
The Canadian government is expected to continue its backing for CRC Canada, following the public inauguration of the independent Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) at the 2012 event. The CHRSC will report back to CRC Canada 2013 on the progress the group has made over the past year. Visit the website at CHRSC.ca.
Meanwhile, MCM Events can confirm that Brett Woodland, vice president of sales for Associated Wire Rope and Rigging, Inc., will deliver a paper to CRC Canada attendees. Woodland has more than 25 years of experience selling lifting and rigging equipment. His presentation will cover basic crane block concepts, including sheave diameter and its effect on wire rope life; crane block overhaul weight, including the advantages of detachable overhaul weight systems; and common causes of block twisting and rotation.
Another recently confirmed presentation is from Columbus McKinnon, while Fred Wolsey, systems engineer for cranes and hoists at Ontario’s Bruce Power nuclear power station, and Fraser Cocks, executive director of the B.C. Association for Crane Safety, are among other headline presenters.
Register to attend the Crane & Rigging Conference Canada at:CraneandRiggingConference.com/CRC-Canada.
Industrial Training International (iti.com) officially launched its Workshops Division as of January 1, 2013. The Division's primary function is to hold regional, industry-specific educational events on crane, rigging, and lifting subjects. The launch became official after a December budget approval and the hiring of Tatiana "Tia" Troutman, who will be managing the Workshops Division.
Though its "launch" is recent, ITI has held similar events throughout its nearly 30 years in operation. The Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop was held in Mobile, Alabama in December of 2011 in partnership with the Alabama State Port Authority, Barnhart Crane & Rigging, and Certex. Also, since 1986, ITI has held dozens of workshops and Rigging Rodeo's at regional locations around North America. The purpose has always been to bring selected ITI course curriculum to specific industries and regions.
The 2013 ITI Workshops roadmap includes:
Each Workshop will feature industry-expert guest speakers as well as sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, visit http://iti.com/workshops, or you may contact Tia Troutman, ITI Workshops Associate, at 800-727-6355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering News-Record (ENR.com) has released its Top 25 Newsmakers list and among the individuals selected was ITI President/CEO Mike Parnell.
ENR explains on its website that:
Many people serve to improve the construction industry every day. Each year since 1964, the editors of Engineering News-Record have reviewed the stories that appeared during the year and selected individuals for special recognition. The ENR Newsmakers are chosen for their innovations and achievements, for giving back to the industry and the public, and for going beyond their day-to-day jobs. These stories were covered in the print and web pages of ENR’s national and regional editions and on ENR.com. All the winners will be honored at a gala in New York City on April 18. One ENR Newsmaker already has been chosen to win our highest honor, the Award of Excellence, and will be the subject of a cover story in the April 22 issue. In the pages that follow, we salute this year’s ENR Newsmakers.
The full listing can be found at here.
In conjunction with the Newmakers release, ENR's Tudor Van Hampton wrote an article about Mr. Parnell: "Mike Parnell Leads ASME P30 Safety Standard to Finish Line".
ITI congratulates the Top 25 Newsmakers and thanks ENR for recognizing Mr. Parnell.