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How to Use a Safety Harness and Lanyard

Putting on a safety harness is one of the first steps required in the use of a personal fall arrest system. However, many mistakes can occur with this simple step. It is important to have workers trained in the proper use of a fall protection system and become familiar with the various hazards they will…

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An Important Synthetic Sling Inspection & Safety Checklist

There are various lifting and rigging operations that can benefit from the use of synthetic slings. Several of the most commonly used synthetic web slings are manufactured with nylon or polyester. Other than these two materials, there are other materials that may be used to create the slings. At Kennedy at Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we offer synthetic slings solutions for your lifting needs.

A synthetic sling allows you to achieve a secure grip by varying the load contour as required. This enables you to ensure the protection of your load from potential damage – something that is beneficial when there are delicate loads that must remain safe from scratching an impact. These slings, which are highly shock absorbent, are available in many different widths.

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Crosby Distributors Provide Rigging Equipment for Safe Operations

Lifting and rigging equipment comprises a variety of different items, including sling shackles, master links, wire ropes, and lifting magnets. When the relocation of structures, materials or equipment is required, Crosby lifting equipment is ideal to get the job done in an efficient and safe manner. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., we are…

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New 3M Protecta Harness – Safe, Comfortable & Affordable

A brand-new line of 3M fall protection equipment has recently hit the market in the form of the Protecta Pool Body Harness. The new lineup consists of four different harness styles. These include Standard Construction Style, Comfort Construction Style, Standard Vest Style, and Comfort Vest Style. Each style of the Protecta harness comes in a…

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Wire Rope Slings – Various Types Explained

Wire rope slings come in many types that each have a variety of uses. They can be formulated into various products to match the requirements of multiple industries including manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, and mining. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., Inc., we offer a range of different wire rope sling options as…

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Crosby Beam Clamps for Lifting – Features and Considerations

Lifting and runway beams can be attached to a hoist in an easy and portable manner through the use of Crosby beam clamps for lifting. These beam clamps are not to be used on any type of beam other than those specifically designed, tested, and marked as lifting our runway beams – the only exception…

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What is a SALA Block Used For?

Workers who carry out tasks high above the ground need to make use of fall protection equipment on a regular basis. The use of the equipment that prevents falls is crucial in order to protect the lives. SALA block fall protection equipment is used in various industries to help workers carry out their tasks in…

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How to Use Ratchet Tie Down Straps?

A very important feature of equipment often utilized for securing and lifting particular types of cargo is the ratchet tie down strap. These straps enhance the ability to lift items and introduce a level of control that keeps the cargo secure. Attempting to lift or secure heavy objects without the use of the straps can…

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How Chain Hoists Work

Chain hoists are a very useful invention that can be used to lift heavy equipment and other items all while minimizing the level of manpower and effort required to get the job done. They come in various sizes and can be found in venues such as auto repair shops to construction sites when used with…

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Adjustable Chain Lifting Slings – Single, Double, and Multi

If you are to lift heavy loads successfully, you’ve got to use the right equipment. One piece of equipment that is used often to rig these kinds of loads is a chain sling. These slings are useful in various construction and industrial applications. They are temperature resistant, flexible, and sufficiently strong to take on a…

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