Tag: Safety

Dealing with ANSI Z359 Standards Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing

Dealing with ANSI Z359 Standards Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing

| October 2, 2017

“Falls are among the most common causes of work-related injuries and death,” says the U.S. government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Fortunately, fall arrest devices and worker safety protection programs are in place to help keep workers from harm. One of the best protectors? Fall protection systems, which date back to the early 20th […]

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Introducing a New, ANSI-Compliant Welding System

Introducing a New, ANSI-Compliant Welding System

| July 10, 2017

Global safety superstar MSA Safety and Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a leader within the welding industry, have joined forces to cobrand welding products that combine the best of both companies’ products. As a result of this partnership, MSA/Miller Welding Shield and Adapters are now compatible with MSA helmets and accessories.  This means they have been […]

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Transmission Towers: Fall Prevention & Safety

Transmission Towers: Fall Prevention & Safety

| March 23, 2017

Installed, engineered systems offer best-in-class protection The rules of safety for electric power line work have changed dramatically. Gone, for example, are the days of free climbing. And for good reason: Utility work is a hazardous profession that can result in serious injury or even electrocution. New and revised OSHA fall and arc-flash protection standards, […]

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Bucket Truck Safety

Bucket Truck Safety

| October 27, 2016

SAFE TRANSPORT While traveling on public roads or streets be sure all local and state/provincial laws and regulations are followed. Refer to your manufacturer’s manual for instructions on preparing the unit for transport. Secure the boom and platform in the transport position.  Make sure that outriggers are up and secured in the transport position.  Make […]

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Elk River Dielectric Harness

Elk River Dielectric Harness

| February 23, 2016

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in work-related accidents. When a fall hazard exist, fall protection equipment is necessary to protect the worker by incorporating a personal fall arrest system or PFAS. One of the PFAS components is a harness. Most harnesses have metal hardware that could cause electrical shock when working around […]

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Introducing Real Big Jacks™

Introducing Real Big Jacks™

| October 26, 2015

Moving heavy spools into place safely and quickly is always a priority on the job site. Real Big Jacks™ make easy work of transporting spools as large as 84” high and 54” wide and as heavy as 20,000 lbs. Lighter loads – under 10,000 lbs. – move easily on paved surfaces with the durable wheels. […]

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Safe Temporary Power and Lighting Strategies For Refinery Turn-around Activities

Safe Temporary Power and Lighting Strategies For Refinery Turn-around Activities

| October 22, 2015

Introduction Periodic shut-down, inspection and maintenance activities (typically referred to as a turnaround) are an essential reality for refineries, and are needed to ensure safe, efficient operation. The scope of the turnaround may vary depending on the processes involved, but even minor activities encompass a wide range of tasks that occur concurrently and must be […]

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Fleet Innovations Drive Changes in Work Practices

Fleet Innovations Drive Changes in Work Practices

| September 7, 2015

New product concepts enable crews to work smarter, not harder Written by: Joe Caywood, Director of Marketing, Terex Utilities, Watertown, South Dakota The secret to being successful on any jobsite is to equip crews with equipment that will help them work safer, smarter, more efficiently and more profitably. In the telecom and utility construction industry, […]

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Don’t Sacrifice Safety for Productivity

Don’t Sacrifice Safety for Productivity

| August 28, 2015

By Justin Kissinger, Marketing Manager at Custom Equipment Inc. People are often tempted to make due with available tools and risk bodily injury for the sake of saving time and energy. This temptation applies to nearly all tools and equipment, including those designed to provide access to elevated work heights. For centuries, ladders and scaffolds […]

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Proper Cable Protection and Preventing Trip Hazards

Proper Cable Protection and Preventing Trip Hazards

| August 27, 2015

Elasco Products offers a solution to prevent damage to cables and improve site safety. Steve Mieska, from Cox Communications, had a difficult challenge, how to move a 150 ton truck across an area covered with expensive and delicate cables without damaging the cables? The obvious choice would be to cut the power, disconnect the cables […]

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