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Columbus McKinnon Publishes Five-Part Blog Series Promoting Utility Worker Safety

Feb. 15, 2018
Safety Tips

To help promote the safe and proper selection, use, inspection and care of wire grips and lever strap hoists, Columbus McKinnon Corporation has published a five-part blog series for utility professionals. Located on the company’s blog, the series includes posts on the following topics:

1.     4 Steps to Select the Right Wire Grip for Your Application

2.     How to Properly Inspect Your Lever Strap Hoist

3.     How to Clean, Lubricate and Inspect Your Wire Grips

4.     How to Safely Splice and Dead-End Wires in Utility Applications

5.     Safely Using Wire Grips in Tandem

With more than 140 years of industry experience and brands such as Little Mule and Coffing Hoists, Columbus McKinnon offers a large selection of products developed specifically for the needs of the utility market. The company's portfolio of lineman’s products, including strap and cable hoists, lever tools and wire grips, are designed for safety and efficiency, helping utility professionals get the job done in even the most hazardous environments.

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

Amy Fischbach is the contributing editor for the Electric Utility Operations section of Transmission and Distribution World. She worked for Prism Business Media (now Penton) for eight years, most recently as the managing editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro magazine. She is now working as a freelance writer and editor for B2B magazines. Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.She serves as the national vice president of the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She can be reached at [email protected].

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