October issue of Wire Rope News magazine cover

October Issue WRN

Wire Rope News & Sling Technology MAGAZINE – October 2020 Issue

The October 2020 issue of Wire Rope News will be in the mail soon!

COVER PHOTO: A 250-ton American Portal crane located at a Jacksonville, FL shipyard. The OSHA jurisdiction Part 1919 requires a 110% overload test performed upon initial erection and every four years after that. Photograph courtesy of Dennis O’Rourke.

Featured Articles:

Dangers in Crane Testing: Expect the Unexpected by Dennis J. O’Rourke CSP. Certifying cranes requires a fine tuned accuracy and expertise in assuring that all precautions are in place to circumvent catastrophe.

The Disinfecting of Synthetic Slings and Tie Downs Reprinted from the WSTDA. Preventing the transmission of COVID-19 among riggers is an uphill battle, but a few simple rules may be the best advice to follow.

Training and Engineering Expertise in the Rigging Industry by Peter Hildebrandt. Safety has been the professional focus for Don Pellow when training crane operators in this special Wire Rope News profile.

Employee Poaching by Phillip M. Perry. Tips to avoid litigation and loss of trade secrets when workers leave for employment elsewhere.

Steel Demand Begins to Sprout by Sam Kusic, reprinted from AIST. An encouraging interview with AISI interim president and chief executive Kevin Dempsey on the current state of global steel demand.


  • Supplier’s Directory Information
  • Note from the Editor
  • News in Our Industry
  • Denny’s Crane & Rigging Notes
  • Inventor’s Corner
  • Products in the News
  • People in the News
  • Puzzle Page
  • Advertiser’s Index
  • Classified Ads

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