PageLines-claude_robison.jpgClaude Robison has worked in the hoisting and rigging industry for over 40 years. He started his career as a boilermaker in 1973. He performed hands on hoisting and rigging activities for several years, and then filled the role of lift supervisor and lift director. He worked for the Department of Energy at various sites. He worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 20 plus years, where he was the subject matter expert for hoisting and rigging. He also had line management responsibilities for all mobile cranes, overhead cranes, hoists, H&R equipment, Below the Hook (BTH) devices and rigging hardware. This included the maintenance, inspection, fabrication, and repair of this equipment. He reviewed and approved all hoisting and rigging procedures and critical lifts conducted at ORNL, including writing lift plans, performing hoisting and rigging assessments for other DOE laboratories to determine compliance with applicable codes and/or standards. Claude has also conducted training activities for the boilermaker apprenticeship program. Claude has or is currently serving on the ASME B30.2, B30.17, and B30.20. Claude also sits on the NCCCO overhead crane committee and was involved in the NCCCO’s riggers task force for rigger certification and testing.