ast week, Mark Osborne, President of E-Crane International USA was re-elected as the chairman of ASME Subcommittee B30.25.
ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, writes codes and safety standards that are followed by the engineering community by law.
Mark was a founding member of the subcommittee which was started over 15 years ago. He has been its chairman for the past three years and has been re-elected for the next three.
Subcommittee B30.25 is specifically focused on the “scrap and material handlers” sect. Standards set within this group are relevant to construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance. These standards apply to all material handlers that are made up of a base, revolving upper structure, operator station, and front for lifting scrap or other materials using attachments like magnets or grapples. Scrap and material handlers that are crawler, rail, wheel, or pedestal mounted are all included in the provisions set by the subcommittee.