Fall Protection Safety Month

It’s National Safety Month!

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.

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Compliant Fall Prevention Protects Companies and Employees

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.

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Improving Industrial Safety and Productivity: A Look at Practices and Products

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 […]

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What Are the Benefits of Modular Stair and Work Platforms?

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 […]

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4 Qualities to Look for In a Crossover Stair and Platform System

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 […]

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Safety in the Workplace — Then and Now

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 […]

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Fall Protection 101

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 […]

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7 Ways to Improve Industrial Safety

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 […]

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ErectaStep Introduces Higher, Stronger On-Demand Crossovers at MODEX

Company continues to pioneer mass customization of industrial safety-compliance and fall-protection solutions Andrews, S.C., March 16, 2016 ErectaStep LLC – the leader in on-demand OSHA-compliant stairs, crossovers and work platforms – is introducing higher, stronger system configurations at MODEX, “The Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth.” MODEX takes place April 4-7 in Atlanta, GA, and ErectaStep […]

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Safety Products: Spend More To Save More

Fall Protection/Prevention Expert and SafeRack CEO, Rob Honeycutt is featured in the March/April 2016 issue of Industrial Distribution Safety is an issue for everyone in industrial and warehouse environments. That’s why so many distributors offer a safety product line, if not make it their core offering. This month, ID is focusing on two prominent safety categories: Eye Protection Eye protection […]

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Going hi-tech

In the October issue of United Hemispheres magazine, Rob Honeycutt, CEO of SixAxis talks mass customization, delivering an outstanding customer experience and how software developed by his company, ATLATL, makes this all possible. The ability to be innovative is driving change throughout every area of technology, from the company who wants to transform manufacturing, to the retailer […]

ErectaStep – Safety Finalist in Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year

Safety Finalist in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year Platform and Stair System ErectaStep is a universal platform and stair system designed to provide an alternative to custom metal fabrication. With only 5 components, users can quickly and easily assemble an infinite number of configurations. Popular configurations include cross-over stairs for access over obstructions, […]

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How does industrial safety fit into the modular plant of the future? – Workplace Safety Series 3 of 3

October 22, 2014 How Does Industrial Safety Fit Into the Modular Plant of the Future? Driven by an increase in engineer-to-order and mass customization, nearly half of manufacturers will turn to modular manufacturing platforms over the next five years, according to an IDC Manufacturing Insights Report.  The concept modularity centralizes a standardized manufacturing platform while […]

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Workplace Safety and 5S Methodology – Workplace Safety Series 2 of 3

In the first of our three-part series, “Can Workplace Safety Drive Manufacturing Performance?,” we looked at the connection between high performance manufacturers who also have low incident and injury rates. This second post in our series explains how workplace safety is often a positive outcome of applying lean manufacturing principles, particularly the 5S Methodology. 5S […]

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Drones Improve Workplace Safety

For all the negative news about privacy and safety issues concerning camera-equipped drones (a.k.a. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs), there are a number of positive potential applications for drones in improving workplace safety. Drones can hover over places either too dangerous or difficult for a worker to go.  They can also save lives by monitoring […]

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Who Do You Call When Safety Can’t Wait?

In life there are things that just can’t wait. And if we wait… accidents happen. However, when it comes to workplace safety, often things are put off for one reason or another, and sometimes accidents happen. But are they really accidents if we can prevent them? In reality, safety can’t wait; although, we have control […]