The Great Wall This print ad first ran as a full spread in Plant Engineering Magazine in the fall of 2012. It became the first in the series of the 7 Great Wonders ads. The Grand Canyon The Taj Mahal Stone Henge The Roman Colosseum Pyramids of Giza […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Few people understand the consequences of work-related injuries better than the health care professionals who treat them. Seeing firsthand the effects of jobsite slips, trips and falls makes it immediately clear that safety should always be a top priority. That’s why the management at a large Springfield hospital takes every measure necessary to protect the […]
ErectaStep is proud to be a part of making NASA’s Commercial Crew Program possible. The goal of this initiative is to return human spaceflight launches to American soil. In order to make this goal a reality, NASA asked private companies to develop human spaceflight systems – and that’s exactly what Boeing did. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner […]
What do you consider “waste” in your facility or plant? Excess energy or water? A worker who isn’t busy throughout the day? According to the Lean approach, it’s more than that. Anything that isn’t an action or process that your customer would be willing to pay for is waste. That means extra products sitting on inventory shelves are considered waste. So are extra steps…
At ErectaStep, we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve. Whether it’s a technique to make our products safer or a new technology that can help us be leaner on the factory floor, we work to incorporate the innovations that make us better.
Shep discusses product customization and customer feedback We believe one of the key ways to improve workplace safety is to talk about it regularly. Our employees at ErectaStep have valuable on-the-job insights that we share with one another in safety meetings — and now here with you. In our ongoing employee interview series, we’re offering […]
We can tell you all day long that our stairs and platform systems are incredibly mobile, repurposable and easy to put together. But such modifiers can only go so far. We think a better way to get a sense of how these systems truly benefit companies is through real-life examples.
Over the past few decades, safety has become one of the most important topics across industrial-related careers. This is especially true for those whose jobs involve handling machines or chemicals that could pose a serious health threat if misused.
Come August, there will be a new batch of OSHA rules and regulations going into effect. How will you know which ones impact you and how to decipher the new guidelines? Here, we’ve summarized the key updates to note, and what to pay attention to in the coming weeks.
Q&A with an ErectaStep Employee: Colby Huggins, Team Leader Two big things we pride ourselves on here at ErectaStep are our safety principles and the incredible career advancements our employees have achieved. We invest heavily in our people, as we know they’re our greatest assets as a company. With this post, we begin our employee […]
At ErectaStep, we pride ourselves on improving workplace efficiency. That’s one of the reasons why our product has so many configurations — to account for each unique working challenge you and your employees may be facing.
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And there’s no better time than now to focus on preventing workplace injuries — especially since June is the National Safety Council’s (NSC) National Safety Month.
Every job site has its share of potential challenges that could impact safety. It’s up to the project managers to implement effective fall protection that meets those challenges. Employees trust their employer to provide a safe working environment — and that’s where appropriate fall protection equipment does the job.
The occupational safety standards found throughout America’s various industrial and manufacturing sectors tend to be quite comprehensive — and not at all lenient. These standards need to remain strict in order to allow workers to go about their day-to-day tasks in a safe manner. A central component of these modern standards is the safety equipment […]
There are some very dangerous places in this world that workers still need to access. When you’re working high above the ground, a fall or slip is not only dangerous, but fatal. Companies can’t afford to put their employees in harm’s way. They must use fall protection that works. OSHA insists that working equipment be […]
Though it may not be the most exciting conversation your company has, one around fall prevention is certainly one of the most essential. This applies to any workplace where crews are working at heights: getting from one roof to another, accessing raised work areas or getting over obstructions. Businesses are responsible for their workers and […]
A Look Back at Workplace Safety Throughout the Century It’s hard to imagine a time when workers casually ate their lunches as they sat upon the steel beams of a skyscraper without any safety net or fall protection system in place. Compared to today’s standards, the early 1900s were a drastically different time in terms of […]
What Is Fall Protection? Every year, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) gives out thousands of citations — most of which are fall protection violations. Having a fall protection system in place is necessary in many worksites not only to avoid hefty fines from OSHA, but also to keep workers safe and productive. Fall […]
Improve Industrial Safety with These 7 Steps When it comes to workplace safety, certain industries must take extra precautions to keep their workers safe on the job. Many workers in the oil and gas or construction industries come up against hazards that other industries do not, including falls, electrocution or contact with dangerous chemicals. In […]
What makes ErectaStep and its parent company, SixAxis, leaders in today’s manufacturing world? Much of it has to do with the “customer-first” approach we take to configuring, building and selling our products. But Forbes may say it best: “Rob Honeycutt’s success defies so many conventions within the entrepreneurial canon that it’s hard to pick which […]