Maximizing Safety & Minimizing Injuries with RollaStep Mobile Ladders

According to the CDC, more than 500,000 people are treated and approximately 300 people die each year from injuries while using a ladder. The result is an estimated $24 billion collective loss due to medical, legal, liability, and pain and suffering expenses. Although March is designated as Ladder Safety Awareness Month, we believe anytime is […]

RollaStep’s mobile stairs provide safe and easy access for daily tasks

RollaSteps easily move to your projects on heavy-duty casters and lock into place during use. With a wide selection of standard and customizable designs and features, the RollaStep family is able to provide you with access to both common and unique areas. Standard RollaStep, our flagship design, has delivered consistent results over time to become […]

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Don’t Fall for the Most Common Industrial Ladder Myths

It’s easy to encounter situations where it’s hard to fully grasp the bigger picture staring right at us. From friendships and business relationships to new information and products, making assumptions based on first impressions is commonplace. So is the disappointment that sets in when reality bites back.  Misconceptions are a part of life, that’s why […]

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Keeping Workers Safe While Using Portable Stairs

The workplace you create at your facility is more than a place where your employees come together to do their job. It is crucial that it is a place where a culture of safety is a top priority for workers and visitors alike. When a strong commitment to your team’s health and wellbeing is prioritized, […]

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The Definitive Buying Guide to Score the Right Industrial Rolling Ladder

If you’ve been working in any industrial facility for any length of time, chances are that you’ve had to move around heavy items like pallets or boxes. Heavy lifting and constant mobility can be dangerous and difficult for workers, so you want to make sure you get the right equipment. One of the indispensable tools for […]

Guidelines for Working Safely with Mobile Ladder Stands and Platforms

Each year, preventable injuries and fatalities occur involving mobile ladder stands and mobile ladder stand platforms. This typically happens when they are not operated according to manufacturers’ instructions and industry safety standards.  Comprehensive workplace safety and health policies and procedures, including safe mobile ladder stand design, training, usage, and inspection, can prevent such incidents.  Design […]

The Importance of Choosing the Right Vendor

Ultimately, the responsibility for providing a safe workplace falls on the shoulders of employers. But your vendor should be there alongside you to help support this mission. And they should be committed to this task — not just your pocketbook. A safety solutions vendor should be an asset to trust and lean on throughout your […]

Project Profile – A Propane Facility Crossover Project

A propane and natural gas processing company based in the greater D.C. area export facility provided propane to a large section of the country. They found themselves in need of a crossover in order to assist workers in efficiently getting around the facility for maintenance required to upkeep their equipment. After doing some research on […]

Nestlé Waters Wants to Keep Their Employees Safe

When Nestlé Waters North America began in 1976, bottled water was an unknown phenomenon and their single brand Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water was poised to lead a movement around the world. Today, they are the largest non-alcoholic beverage company in the U.S., operating 28 bottled water facilities and reaching annual revenues of $4.5 billion. […]

Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Airline Maintenance Company Says Goodbye to Building In-House Scaffolding

Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Project Profile An airline company’s main responsibility and concern is the safety of its passengers. An industry such as this requires frequent maintenance checks, as well as, repairs. This specific company has been building all scaffolding in-house and has spent countless hours making adjustments to the scaffolding when the height of […]

Aluminum or Steel: Which Metal is Better

Steel, a carbon-iron alloy, and aluminum, a metal, are two of the most highly used materials on Earth, especially within industrial applications.  Aluminum’s silvery-white appearance and lightweight properties compared with steel’s high tensile strength and low cost are just a few of their many distinctions, allowing for a wide span of differences when it comes […]

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Custom Access Platform for Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) System

A solar technology company was undergoing challenges with their facility and needed an access platform to their machinery. They were having trouble accessing their equipment, specifically their PECVD G8.5 System, which was at an elevated height. A plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) is a process by which thin films of various materials can be deposited […]

Choosing the right stairs – Commercial or Industrial

Many companies manufacture both OSHA compliant stairs and IBC compliant stairs and purchasing managers are left with the task of deciding which models and stair variants to choose. In the petrochemical and other industrial application, risk mitigation, and in this instance, specifically when working at height, must be one of the main health & safety […]

Ohio Winery Access Stairs – Custom Fit, Custom Look

An Ohio winery was looking to gain access to their equipment in a safer and more efficient way. They also wanted to keep the clean and appealing aesthetic of their winery, so whatever equipment they needed had to meet the standards of their facilities. Specifically, they needed to access the tops of stainless steel tanks […]

Powder Coating vs. Hot Dip Galvanizing

What is Powder Coating? Powder coating is a very popular industrial coating for metals, plastics, and even some wood products. The ability to create a durable and decorative finish in a limitless range of colors and textures makes powder coating a great solution for industrial top coatings. Top Benefits of Powder Coating Metal: Environmentally Friendly […]

Powder Coating vs Paint. Pro, Cons and Recommendations.

Powder coating is the application of a dry polymer finish onto a surface that has been chemically or mechanically cleaned, removing dirt, oils, old finishes, and oxidation. Painting is using liquid solvent to spray pigment and binder to a solid surface. The drying process is the solvent evaporating leaving just the pigment and binding agent. […]

Safety Codes: What’s the Difference Between IBC and OSHA Stairs?

Whenever you see a set of stairs, you can be assured its construction was carefully considered. Each set has to meet certain standards before it’s made available for use. But with so many types of stairs, how can you tell which standards yours need to follow? Stairs can be designed to comply with different regulations […]

Before & After: Equipment Manufacturer Leaves Rust in the Dust

Most people know that rust is a common environmental phenomenon. Safety managers and those that use industrial safety equipment know that rust is not only a natural reaction, but it can also be a sign of imminent equipment failure. Rust can form on iron or iron alloys, including steel. Flaky, reddish-brown rust forms on these […]

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Before & After: Accomodating a Last-Minute Change to a Customized Solution

After exploring multiple options, in early 2016, a global automotive supplier eventually made the decision to convert a second-floor storage room into a conference room. While normally such a project would take little more than clearing out some dusty boxes, seldom-used equipment and whatever else might be hidden away in a storage room, this one […]

Before & After: Dallas Episcopal School Graduates their Safety

The most cited OSHA standard in 2015 concerns fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501). Slips, trips and falls should of course be avoided in any workplace, but they are especially dangerous for those working from a height. This increased risk means it is essential for employees on roofs to have access to proper safety equipment. A […]

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Duck Unders Are Officially Over

Earlier this year, Nestle Waters North America, the nation’s leading water bottling company, opened a massive, two-line water bottling facility in McBee, SC. Inside the 200,000-square-foot facility, the fully automated machinery occupies a large footprint. While the layout is ideal for bottling, pedestrian access is less than ideal in certain locations. If the equipment were […]