Nestle Waters Metal Stairs Installation

Duck Unders Are Officially Over

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 […]

Springfield Hospital

Before and After: Springfield Hospital Steps Up to Safety

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 […]

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ErectaStep Helps Boeing Reach for the Stars

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 […]

Crossover Metal Platform

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 […]

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.

Safety Technician Positions

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 […]

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 […]

Modular Work Platforms Outdoors

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 […]

Outdoor Aluminum Crossover Working Platform

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, […]