Who Are They?
One such group is SC&RA, the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association. Their website states that they are "committed to providing the unique information and any other lawful activities members need to safely, legally and profitably transport, lift and erect oversize and overweight items."
Another such organization is the ACRP, the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals. They focus on the lifting aspect of rigging as they aspire to not only promote safety standards, but also to "improve the quality of lifting equipment training, consulting, and inspection," says their web site.
API represents all parts of the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. They act as an advocate for the petroleum industry, conduct or sponsor research & statistics, set industry standards and educate & certify individuals in their field.
Each association promotes greater safety standards through publications, services, staff members, consensus standard committees and local organizations.
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals