Cranes, Chains and Right-of-Ways: Danger on the Pipeline

Newsflash: Working near a pipeline during the construction process can be dangerous.


As occupations go, it might not present quite the level of danger that crab fisherman, logger, ice road trucker, or apparently any non-Kardashian-related job with a reality TV series does, but there are, unfortunately, still a vast number of ways to be injured on the job. Spend enough time near the right-of-way, and you’re likely to encounter plenty of areas where a person might encounter danger on the pipeline.

The crane is one of these potentially dangerous areas. Swinging large sections of pipe near people in sometimes unforgiving weather… What could possible go wrong? Fortunately, Sawyer’s Pipe Hooks are the safest on the market and help minimize the potential for accidents when lifting and lowering pipe. The reduced pinch points, extra thick steel and integrated handles featured on these pipe hooks increase safety and help bring pipeliners home at the end of the day.

Aside from Sawyer Manufacturing’s Pipe Hooks, one way safety is ensured when operating a crane, is rather similar to the way safety, precision and efficiency is ensured when doing nearly any task involving more than one person: communication. That’s why the industry has a set of standard hand signals to communicate between crane operators and others on the ground.



reduce the risks of  danger on the pipeline.

Between these signals, an aware and safety-conscious workforce, and Sawyer’s Pipe Hooks, the potential for injury while operating a crane is virtually eliminated.

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