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Handbook of Rigging

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Handbook of Rigging, 5E

Lifting, Hoisting and Scaffolding for Construction and Industrial Operations

Joseph A. MacDonald, W. A. Rossnagel, Lindley R. Higgins

Recent years have seen an abundance of changes in the rigging industry. This popular, hands-on reference brings you completely up to date on equipment, materials, systems, and regulations that affect your profession.

Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist operator, worksite foreman, or any other specialist requiring the use of rigging equipment, this comprehensive guide will help ensure that your projects are completed in a cost-effective manner, without sacrificing safety and efficiency.

Inside this fully updated guide to rigging:
  • A broader-than-ever look at lifting, hoisting, and scaffolding operations
  • Brand-new section covering the safe operation of equipment and rigging systems
  • Up-to-date information on EPA and OSHA regulations governing the use of rigging equipment
  • Directory of associations that publish research on safe rigging
  • Bibliography of references that cover related subjects concerning rigging

Handbook of Rigging covers:

  • Codes & Standards
  • OSHA Updates
  • Engineering Principles
  • Worksite Preparation
  • Rigging Systems, Devices, and Tools
  • Lifting & Hoisting Machinery
  • Scaffolding & Ladders
  • Protective Equipment
  • Safety, Health, and Security Measures
  • Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Additional Resources


Section 1: Codes, Standards, and Regulations
Chapter 1. Codes and Standards
Chapter 2. Government Regulations
Section 2: Engineering Principles
Chapter 3. Basic Machines
Chapter 4. Wood Technology
Chapter 5. Wood Structural Members
Chapter 6. Metal Structural Members
Chapter 7. Useful Formulas, Tables, and Conversion Factors
Section 3: Worksite Preparations
Chapter 8. Protection of Worksite, Adjacent Areas, and Utilities
Chapter 9. Support Systems
Section 4: Rigging Systems
Chapter 10. Fiber Rope (Cordage)
Chapter 11. Knots, Bends, Hitches, and Splices
Chapter 12. Slings and Hitches
Chapter 13. Fiber Rope Slings and Synthetic Fiber Web Slings
Chapter 14. Wire Strand Rope
Chapter 15. Wire Rope, Metal Mesh, and Chain Slings
Section 5: Rigging Devices
Chapter 16. Connections, Fittings, and End Attachments
Chapter 17. Sheaves
Chapter 18. Reeving Blocks and Tackles
Chapter 19. Winches and Drums
Section 6: Rigging Tools
Chapter 20. Hand Tools and Portable Power Tools
Chapter 21. Welding and Cutting
Chapter 22. Jacks, Rollers, and Air Skids
Section 7: Lifting and Hoisting Machinery
Chapter 23. Derricks and Cranes
Chapter 24. Forklifts
Chapter 25. Portable Overhead Hoists
Chapter 26. Personnel/Material Hoists
Chapter 27. Helicopters
Section 8: Scaffolding and Ladders
Chapter 28. Scaffolding Systems
Chapter 29. Swinging or Suspended Scaffolds
Chapter 30. Stationary Scaffolds
Chapter 31. Specialized Scaffolds
Chapter 32. Safe Scaffolding Practices and Glossary
Chapter 33. Portable Ladders
Section 9: Protective Equipment and Devices
Chapter 34. Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 35. Protective Devices
Section 10: Safety, Health, and Security
Chapter 36. Personal Safety and Health
Chapter 37. Project Safety and Security
Chapter 38. Fire Safety
Appendix A: Bibliography
Appendix B: Acronyms
Appendix C: OSHA Regulations
Appendix D: Government Agencies
Appendix E: Construction Safety and Health Standards (ANSI, ASME, AWS, NFPA, SAE, UL)
Appendix F: Standard Writing Resources
Appdndix G: Document Distributors
Appendix H: Industry Resources

Biographical note

Joseph A. MacDonald has more than 40 years experience editing such McGraw-Hill publications as Encyclopedia for U.S. Building and Construction Technology, Handbook or Rigging, and the Directory of Worldwide Engineering & Construction Organizations. He is a Civil Engineer and has worked as a Construction Project Engineer for numerous engineering firms.

W. E. Rossnagel was a consulting and fire-protection engineer and was a safety engineer with the Consolidated Edison Company of New York.

Lindley R. Higgins was a professional engineer, writer, and consultant in the construction industry for more than 25 years. He was editor of McGraw-Hill's Handbook of Construction Equipment and Maintenance and its Maintenance Engineering Handbook

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