tanker truck safety

Road Tanker Safety – design, equipment and the human factor

Around 25% of all freight hauled in the US is transported in tanker trucks, and of that, nearly half is petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel)*. So, with so much hazardous cargo on the nation’s roads, and the occurrence of cars driving under road tankers not uncommon, why are there so few spillages and
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As Campbell Soup Company Grows into New Product Markets, Safety & Accessibility Take Center Stage

The Campbell Soup Company is no stranger to the importance of safe and sound business practices. When facility manager Dan Junge discovered that existing rooftop access ladders presented significant safety hazards for operators, he knew replacing them was necessary. Predictable safety hazards such as rust, slipping, and durability are unavoidable as fall protection equipment ages,
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HVAC Stair Units - Profile

University Seeking OSHA Compliant Access to Rooftop HVAC Unit

When a university in West Virginia needed safe access to rooftop HVAC units, SafeRack’s ErectaStep brand provided an efficient prefabricated platform solution that saved the school time, space, and money. The project began with a site visit where SafeRack reps noticed that rather than building two separate platforms, two areas could be accessed from the
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Winery Chooses Aesthetically Pleasing and Affordable Barrell Access System

A brand new winery needed access to stainless steel barrels and fermentation tanks that would keep employees safe without compromising the aesthetics of their gorgeous new facility. After reviewing the original architectural plans and making a site visit, ErectaStep reps proposed aluminum stair and work platforms as a customized solution that met the client’s budget
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Renewable Diesel

SafeRack Keeps Pace as Renewable Diesel Emerges

As the transportation industry changes, so do we As the transportation industry prepares to meet the demands of National Ambient Air Quality Standards and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decade, renewable diesel (RD) is proving to be a viable alternative to conventional diesel for heavy-duty vehicles. In the U.S., nearly 7
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A Major Safety Milestone Reached for SafeRack: 500 Days Injury Free

On Tuesday, April 30th SafeRack celebrated 500 days without any injuries in their manufacturing plant. SafeRack, the leading industrial manufacturer of safety access equipment and an OSHA and IBC compliant company is setting the trend of putting safety first for employees and companies locally and across America. As SafeRack’s influence grows across a number of
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Q4 2018 is the Perfect Time to Invest in Safety Equipment

With New OSHA Regulations Taking Effect, Be Compliant While Saving Money With 2018 Q4 Tax Benefits When SafeRack was founded in 2003, we knew that manufacturing companies around the world needed top-notch safety equipment to keep their businesses running safely and successfully. Who knew that our efforts could also help the very same businesses earn significant
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Project Profile – RollaStep as a Scaffolding Alternative.

A large tire manufacturing plant had to regularly access their heat exchangers, a piece of equipment that is used in transferring heat between a solid object and a fluid, or between two or more fluids. Workers needed a work platform to access these heat exchangers for maintenance every 4-6 weeks throughout the year. Each time scaffolding was rented and
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A Propane Facility Crossover Project

Project Profile – A Propane Facility Crossover Project

A propane and natural gas processing company based in the greater D.C. area export facility provided propane to a large section of the country. They found themselves in need of a crossover in order to assist workers in efficiently getting around the facility for maintenance required to upkeep their equipment. After doing some research on
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Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Airline Maintenance Company Says Goodbye to Building In-House Scaffolding

Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Project Profile An airline company’s main responsibility and concern is the safety of its passengers. An industry such as this requires frequent maintenance checks, as well as, repairs. This specific company has been building all scaffolding in-house and has spent countless hours making adjustments to the scaffolding when the height of
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NASA space capsule on metal platform

SafeRack Helps Boeing Reach for the Stars w/ AeroStep’s Aluminum Work Platforms

AeroStep’s aluminum work platforms are part of NASA’s initiative to return human spaceflight back to American soil. NASA asked private companies to develop human spaceflight systems – and that’s exactly what Boeing did with the help of AeroStep’s tooling platforms. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is the most advanced space capsule ever built. It can fit up to seven passengers
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Announcing MarinaStep, an innovative line of ship and marine gangways

SafeRack, the world’s largest manufacturer of truck and railcar loading platforms and safety equipment, is excited to announce the latest addition to its premier safe access and fall protection product line. MarinaStep is an innovative line of ship and marine gangways and access ramps, specifically designed for the maritime marketplace.

Dry Disconnect Couplings – Handling Hazardous, High-Value Chemicals Doesn’t Have To Be High Risk

Being able to minimize the amount of harmful chemicals lost during the connection and disconnection of coupling systems offers significant benefits to operators and handlers, but it can also lead to substantial cost savings. High-value chemicals are utilized throughout most manufacturing industries, and the utmost care has to be taken in order to maximize profits
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Powder Coating vs Paint

Powder coating is when a dry polymer finish is applied to a surface that has been chemically or mechanically cleaned to remove dirt, oil, old finishes, and oxidation. Painting is the process of using a liquid solvent to add a pigment and binder onto a solid surface. The drying process is complete when the solvent
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Helping a Large Airplane Manufacturer with Fuselage Maintenance Platforms

A large plane manufacturer needed help getting their employees safe access to plane’s fuselage barrel during production. They considered working with a few different companies to develop a fuselage maintenance platforms but ultimately called on the experts at SafeRack’s Aerostep division to create an access platform for workers to gain access to the fuselage barrel for
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