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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 Affect Workplace Safety

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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Work Safety Access Platform

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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