Worker Training is a Priority for Hoist Equipment Makers

Article from MHI Solutions Magazine

The hoist equipment that falls under the umbrella of the Hoist Manufacturers Institute, an independent trade association affiliated with MHI, covers a wide spectrum of lifting needs—from smaller hoists with capacities of up to two tons to higher-capacity hoists that can lift up to 250 tons and above. Still, no matter the lifting requirements, the training of the workers who man the hoists is crucial to a safe environment.

“Obviously, in our industry, there’s a big focus on the training of operators,” said Keith Butler, president of HMI and national sales manager for MHI member Piedmont Hoist and Crane.

That’s why providing extensive training materials and opportunities has been a top priority of the HMI group in recent years. HMI has developed extensive safety guidelines and worked hard to make them more readily accessible. That includes not only publishing them on the HMI website and providing them to hoist customers but partnering with OSHA to create and share content together. In addition, HMI has encouraged its member companies to post the guidelines on their individual sites…

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