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Titanium vs. Aluminum

Titanium is a strong, lightweight metal with a wide range of applications. Yet, it frequently gets compared to aluminum because of its cost, which is likewise a very strong metal but costs less. Aside from the cost, however, several factors can influence the final metal selection for a given application, including the metal properties. With
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Calculating Fall Arrest Distance

If one reaches the ground before fall gets halted while doing work at a height, the fall arrest system is useless. Therefore, learning how to calculate the fall distance and leave enough clearance is essential.   Fall Arrest System and its Components A fall arrest system has an anchorage system, a body harness, and a
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OSHA Inspection

OSHA vs. MSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) are both Department of Labor agencies. Each agency has its own separate laws or rules; however, the jurisdiction of the two agencies is mutually exclusive. Occasionally, mine inspectors will claim a right to inspect a location not previously considered a mine.
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OSHA Spill Containment Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) regulate safety at work in all areas. And when it comes to OHSA regulations on spill containment these are far-reaching and extensive both in the prevention of spills and in how you should deal with them should they occur.  The OSHA regulations on hazardous materials require that all
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SafeRack Railcar Top Loading Arm FRT Gangway Transloader

What you need to know about the Rail Tank Car

We are all used to seeing lines of rail tank cars being transported on the railroad. But do you know what the information on each truck means and what to do if there is an accident? The good news is that the information is all there for you, so let’s first take a look at
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Field Testing

The SafeRack GX Series Gangway for Fuel Loading is the result of thousands of hours of behind the scene events. 1. SafeRack consulted with users of all kinds of industrial gangways all over the country. They filmed and identified the multiple problems that users encounter every day when they use run of the mill gangways.
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Elevated Safety Cage for Railcars

Crash Box Loading Safety

Why offset crash boxes are a leading cause of death in the railway transport industry.  Railway loading gangways are important for speed and for safety. They enable fast loading and unloading from railcars but it is important to remember that this is a risky environment with many potential hazards including falls, trips, and spills. Every
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Cemex – GX Gangway with Powered RetractAlok Installation

Cemex is a global building materials company headquartered in Mexico with ready-mix concrete, aggregate, and cement facilities serving more than 50 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. When their Gulf Coast cement loading plant was ready to improve efficiency and safety, our GX Gangway system with RetractAlok was the perfect
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Railcar and Truck Trailer Types and Identification

Rail and road transportation of hazardous materials in the United States are recognized to be the safest methods of moving large quantities of chemicals over long distances. These cars and trailers are designed in various shapes, sizes, and maximum load capacities according to the needs of the nation’s freight shippers. Sections in those post: Railcar
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Flatbed Tarping/Loading Safety

Tarping, loading, and unloading flatbed trailers are inherently dangerous. Careful steps must be taken to avoid accidents and ensure the safety of loading operators. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration part 393 governs the safe operation of the transport of freight. In addition to errors such as overloading and forgetting to secure a ramp, there are
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How Isotainers Help in Bulk Loading Safety

ISO Tank, Tank Container, ISOtainers, Seatainer, Intermodal Container ISO Tank, also known as ISOtainers or intermodal containers are built to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards and used to transport bulk cargo. Suitable for a variety of transportation modes such as truck, ship, and rail, the hazardous and non-hazardous products transported in these stainless steel
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Keys to Scaffold Safety

Approximately 2.3 million U.S. construction workers — or roughly 65% of our construction industry — work on scaffolds. While these temporary elevated platforms help workers elevate themselves, materials, and equipment each day, they can also put workers at risk for injury or death if not used properly. According to the United States Bureau of Labor
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Press Release – GX Loading Gangway

SafeRack introduces the GX loading gangway, world’s most ergonomically advanced loading gangway for truck and railcar. Andrews, South Carolina, March 10, 2020 — SafeRack, the global leader in industrial bulk loading safety equipment just announced the production of their most ergonomically advanced gangway. The new GX Gangway is the next generation of North America’s best
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Common Industrial Metal Stair Configurations

At some point, just about every company will need to access an area that will require either scaffolding, a ladder, or a set of portable stairs. The need to access rooftops has grown as more companies need to install modern communications equipment or solar systems. Metal stairs are now becoming the go-to for replacing scaffolding
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Project Profile – Self Adjusting Stair (SAS) G4 Gangway Improves Safety for Operators at LafargeHolcim Loading Dock

Location Georgetown, SC Project SafeRack Self Adjusting Stair (SAS) G4 Gangway for LafargeHolcim Loading Dock Product Self Adjusting Stair G4 Gangway When LafargeHolcim the nation’s leading cement producer needed to reinstate a bulk loading station that had been out of service for over 10 years, Terminal Manager Chris Grooms knew that the existing prefab gangway
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Metal Crossover Stairs

Metal stairway crossover cuts Voestalpine maintenance staff transportation time by 88%

Company Austrian Hot Briquetted Iron Location Portland, TX Project Install OSHA compliant metal stair crossovers to eliminate a 25-minute walk around the conveyor Product ErectaStep Metal Stair Conveyor Crossover When Austrian Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) producer Voestalpine was looking for ways to improve efficiency at their Portland, TX facility, they reached out to SafeRack for
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Custom Work Platform Pipeline Installation

Custom Work Platform & Pipeline Maintenance Crossover

Crude Oil Pump Station in Texas Increases Safe Access for Workers Southwest Territory Manager Molly Laqua isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. When one of the largest oil companies in the US needed a custom work platform and pipeline crossover at their crude oil pump station in South Houston, Molly was on-site taking
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Portable Loading Dock Stair System Solves Unsafe Access Issue for Muncie Power Products

When Muncie Power Products’ Product Improvement Analyst Brandon Lease discovered an OSHA safety concern at their Tulsa, Oklahoma manufacturing facility he contacted Darren Rethford an outside Account Executive at Cisco-Eagle. Darren knew ErectaStep could provide an efficient and affordable solution. ErectaStep Territory Sales Manager Jake Bougher took the lead and knew without hesitation that the
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Truck Loading Gangway With Fall Protection

Tracking gangways replace double-sided truck loading platforms to access Frac Sandboxes

Client Halliburton Location Ft Collins, CO Project Replace damaged gangways and retrofitted terminals for improved throughput Product SafeRack Self Adjusting Stair (SAS) tracking gangways Halliburton was not satisfied with the response time and customer service from their previous loading platform vendor for its frac sand loading terminals. Upon inspection, Regional Account Manager Tripp Haywood noticed
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Custom Alaska MarinaStep Installation

In the high seas of remote Alaska, loading and unloading people and supplies can be treacherous. SafeRack’s MarinaStep custom marine gangway proved to be the perfect solution for a local fish processor’s safety improvements. In the case of this particular project, the berthing area was not square with the face of the dock causing the
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Company Improves Safety with Crossover stairs to get up and over a gravity roller conveyor

Location Everett, WA Project Crossover Stairs for Eldorado Stone Product ErectaStep Crossover Stair System SafeRack Helps Eldorado Stone Improves Safety at their Everett, WA Factory  Thanks to our close association with distributor Motion Industries and their Industrial/Safety Specialist Tom Irish, Eldorado Stone’s Everett, WA factory has improved the work experience for their hard-working employees. Eldorado,
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