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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 …

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Reduce Waste, Enhance Value

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……

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The Higher It Goes, The Stronger It Gets

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….

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Q&A with ErectaStep Employee: Shep Davis, Territory Sales Manager

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 …

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3 Unique Work Sites Using ErectaStep

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….

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The Top 5 Job Positions in Industrial Safety

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….

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Major OSHA Updates Begin August 1st

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….

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Q&A with an ErectaStep Employee

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 …

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Bridging the Gap: How ErectaStep Can Improve Industrial Efficiency

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….

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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. …

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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 …

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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

September 29, 2014 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 …

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Why is creating customized fall protection so difficult… and expensive?

July 31, 2014 If I had a dime for every time a maintenance supervisor asked me this, I’d be rich. The truth is, customized fall protection is not difficult, at least not with an ErectaStep system. And it’s not expensive. My customers can get a customized work platform without the hassle or expense of a …

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Drones Improve Workplace Safety

July 10, 2014 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 …

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Can Workplace Safety Drive Manufacturing Performance? – Workplace Safety Series 1 of 3

June 25, 2014 You have two manufacturing organizations. Both comply with safety regulations, yet one organization outperforms the other. Why? One reason could be a lack of management support. The other reason could be a lack of integration between safety practices and continuous improvement programs. An interesting observation by a quality veteran pointed out that …

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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 …

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