The Web Sling & Tie Down Association is
headed to historic Baltimore, Maryland for its 2011 Fall Meeting,
October 18-20. This meeting provides educational and networking
opportunities, as well as opportunities to participate in WSTDA
committee meetings that shape the future of the industry. Our featured
session, “Business Survival 101” will put into perspective the specific
actions business leaders need to take to navigate through these
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The majestic Hotel Monaco Baltimore hosts this event. Situated in the
landmark Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters, built in 1906, this
downtown Baltimore hotel provides an experience like no other. From the
elegant three-story lobby with its original marble floor and Tiffany
stained-glass windows, to the beautifully appointed guestrooms and
suites, Hotel Monaco Baltimore will surround you with spacious, timeless
style and a great place to network, learn, and enjoy the company of
Sponsorships Still Available for Fall Meeting
Increase your exposure at WSTDA’s 2011 Fall Meeting in
Baltimore, and help to support WSTDA’s programs and activities
by becoming a Sponsor.
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Spring Meeting at Sanibel Island: Recap
WSTDA convened in Florida’s Sanibel Island
May 16-20 for the 2011 Spring Meeting.
Thanks to our 2011 Spring Meeting Sponsors, the event was a great value
and experience for all attendees.
Consortium" and Emotional Distress Claims in Sling Fall Case
The California Court of Appeal, 2d
District, in a May decision, affirmed an award of over half a million
dollars to a woman who fell out of a sling on a lift system used to get
her from the bed to the bathroom and affirmed the trial court’s decision
that her husband suffered no emotional distress, but reversed the trial
court’s finding that the husband suffered no loss of consortium.
Pulse Survey: A Useful Marketplace Gauge
WSTDA’s quarterly Quick Pulse Survey
indicates that following the second quarter of 2011, a majority of
members expect sluggish to normal growth, with about 23% of respondents
expecting above-normal growth, in the next 12 months.
Last fall, WSTDA unveiled a new set of
warnings products available in English, Spanish and French. The new
warnings include fabric warning labels for web slings, round slings and
tie downs and paper safety bulletins for web slings, round slings and
tie downs. DETAILS
Lifting Products Receives Safety Excellence Award; Acquires Florida Wire
On May 6, 2011, WSTDA Member Bishop
Lifting Products, Inc. was the recipient of the Crane & Rigging Support
– Silver award in Houston Business Roundtable’s Safety Excellence
competition. The competition recognizes greater Houston-area Industrial
Contractors for outstanding safety performance.
Welcomes New Members
WSTDA welcomed five new members since we
published the last issue of Uplifting News.