Meeting the Standards: How to Balance ASME, OSHA, Department of Labor, and Manufacturers’ Requirements

Nowadays, every rig operates under a close eye. With various regulatory bodies peering around the corner at your business’ safety protocols and compliance, it can be time-intensive and inundating to follow every set of guidelines to the letter. As ASME, OSHA, the Department of Labor, and various manufacturers all impose their own standards on your rig, you need to stay up-to-date on the rules and actively comply without hurting the productivity of your business. From your friends at Paducah Rigging, here are several tips to achieving this mighty task.


Start with the Right Equipment

With hundreds of years of combined experience in the rigging industry, the team at Paducah Rigging has deep knowledge of the equipment you need to get your job done. As one of the premier names in rigging hardware, wire rope, chains, cordage, and deck fittings, we can offer advice and consultations about which specific gear will help keep your rig safe and compliant.

When it comes to meeting the standards, save your time and energy by connecting with a qualified professional at Paducah who knows the equipment landscape thoroughly. Instead of poring over dense regulation books or dusting off those old equipment manuals, let the expertise of our team make your job easier.


Get Your Rig Inspected

Your rig needs to be properly inspected by a certified professional on a regular basis in order to satisfy various regulatory requirements. Thankfully, as one of the chief services we offer, we have made the process easy for all our clients. With five certified inspectors that are intimately familiar with the regulatory requirements of modern rigs, we cover the entire Eastern region of the United States.

We will evaluate every component of your rigging system and can offer expert advice on how to organize, file, and track your certifications. If we note defects in standard or custom rigging, we will offer repair recommendations, certification options, and the appropriate steps to improve safety and comply with applicable regulations moving forward.

We also have two test beds in different areas of the country where we can certify all types and grades of wire rope, chain, and slings.

You can set up your inspection easily with a quick call, or you can even request an emergency consultation in the event of a breakage or shutdown.


Invest in 24/7 Support

When it comes to outfitting and managing your rig, safety comes first. That’s the reason all these regulations exist in the first place. In the unlikely event of a mishap or equipment issue, you need a plan to be able to fix or replace the rig component in a timely manner, so you can get back up and running safely.

We know how hard rigging operations work to keep their productivity up at all hours of the day. That’s why we keep staff on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions and concerns our partners might have. Your rig doesn’t shut down at 5pm, and neither do we. If you have a regulatory issue or equipment concern, we will give you the information and guidance you need to stay up to code – no matter what time it is.


Paducah – Your Complete Rigging Partner

For all things rigging and lifting – from inspections and certifications, to rigging hardware and fittings, to custom fabricated wire rope – turn to the industry leaders at Paducah Rigging. Boasting an experienced team with decades of on-site work, we can help answer your questions and completely outfit your operation. Whatever your rigging needs, we can supply it. Through a commitment to total service and 24/7 on-call support, we will be right there when you need us. Contact us today or explore the rest of our product and service offerings here.

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