Improving the safety and productivity of material handling within the steel industry


Due to its nature of work, steel manufacturing requires safe working procedures as workers face many risks on the job. The health and safety of employees should be the top priority for steelmakers since it affects both economic and social factors. Although steel manufacturers have substantially increased their safety procedures over the last decade, many have found it difficult to … Read More

Pros and Cons of Microphone Integrated into Camera on Hook Block


        The ongoing technological improvements in wireless connections and screen quality have made crane cameras even more useful. There can be various accidents and problems arising in a construction site when crane operators perform blind lifts. The operator has limited visibility and relies entirely on the banksmen, riggers, or signallers to instruct them when moving heavy loads … Read More

HoistCam Industrial Grade Housing

Chris Machut

When HoistCam was invented in 2012, many different types of cases were tested.  HoistCam designed the case to meet the varying requirements across marine, construction, industrial and transportation industries. In each of the environments, we would encounter the need for: Durability – the material cannot degrade and if the case were to be damaged, the form of the case would … Read More

The Gist About The Jib: Crane Safety Is Everything

HoistCam ArticlesBuilding Safety, Construction, Construction Safety, Crane Accidents, Crane Safety, HoistCam, Overhead Crane, Tower Crane

Crane safety is an outlier, in comparison to the safeguards other industries possess and promote. That these features are the result of the push-and-pull between consumers and corporations, that resistance by executives is a thing of the past, that most companies would not think to manufacture—and we would not think it acceptable to buy—a car without seatbelts or a house … Read More

Safety Versus a False Sense of Security: Challenges to the Use of Construction Cranes

HoistCam ArticlesBuilding Safety, Construction, Construction Safety, Crane Accidents, Crane Safety, HoistCam, Overhead Crane

The history of safety is, in part, the history of resistance to safety. From transportation and travel to sports and entertainment, the safeguards taken for granted were once too allegedly controversial or costly for companies to grant to consumers. Imagine driving a car without a seatbelt or being a passenger in a minivan without side-impact airbags or anti-lock brakes, or playing football without … Read More