FMA Safety Award of Merit

SafeRack Receives Safety Award of Merit from FMA

SAFERACK RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD OF MERIT FROM FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION Andrews, SC., August 9, 2021  |  Download Press Release  SafeRack was recently chosen to receive a 2021 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies
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Project Profile – Lanxess Oleum Loading Facility

Location Memphis, Tennessee Project Oleum Single Spot Top Loading Rail Car Station Service Demo, Design, Foundations, Erection with SafeRack MaxRack Client LANXESS Chemical Materials/Product Oleum Materials/Product NGL components SafeRack was approached by Senior Mechanical Engineer, Richard Davenport, to provide a Turn-key offering for a single spot rail loading solution.  Adamant about having one point of
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The first gas stations

The First Gas Station

In the early years of motoring, before dedicated gasoline stations existed, motorists bought gasoline from hardware stores, general stores, pharmacies, and even blacksmiths. These businesses had pre-existing relationships with the refineries through their sale of kerosene, used for stoves and as a lighting fuel. Stored in five-gallon cans stacked curbside or in large above-ground tanks,
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What is a Gangway?

A gangway is a narrow walkway or platform that provides safe access to a ship, truck, or train. Gangways are typically used for two purposes: to allow passage or people and/or cargo to/from docks, moored marine vessels, or aircraft, or in the maintenance and loading/unloading of land-based trucks and trains. The models used for ships
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GHS Pictogram Quiz

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the use of pictograms to alert users of the chemical hazards they may be exposed to. The pictogram is the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals standards. Fortunately, it’s known as GHS and consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border
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Access to Shafer cabinets for maintenance and servicing

Beautiful West Texas!!!!! Believe it or not- SafeRack has many jobs that happen overnight and platforms are imperative before closing a job like this installation ErectaSteps modular design is patented and installations like this are simple and often can be installed in a day. We were asked for “Removable Handrails“ for easy access to the
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OSHA Inspection

The Importance of OSHA Compliance

When it comes to keeping your workplace productive, there’s nothing more important than safety. The safer your employees feel on the job, the more they will enjoy coming to work. And the happier they are at work, the more productive they will be. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established to regulate and
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The Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Violations for 2020

Workplace safety is crucial. Not only can accidents lead to injury, illness, or death, but they can also cost your business thousands of dollars in fines. Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compiles a list of their top 10 most frequently cited violations from the previous fiscal year. The goal of the
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Railroad Facts… Construction, Safety and More.

Since the first railroads were built almost 200 years ago, locomotive/train design and technology has advanced significantly, from steam-powered engines to super-fast maglev trains. Often overlooked, however, is the technology behind the thing that keeps these trains moving in the right direction: the tracks. Railroad track construction has undergone plenty of reform since the 19th
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Valve End Connection Types

There are numerous types of end connections used for installing valves and other components into piping systems. While all terminal connections perform the same general functions — helping valves perform their basic functions, keeping high pressure contained and maintaining workplace safety — choosing the wrong valve connection types can affect your productivity and, more importantly, put your team
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How to Achieve Total Valve Integrity

Thousands of valves in every sector of the petroleum industry are scheduled for replacement each year, causing a significant amount of lost production. The careful handling and storage of valves prior to installation, as well as the observance of correct procedures during construction and commissioning, can ensure more efficient and safe pipelines with less chance
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Loading Arms vs. Hoses: Our Pick

When it comes to load and unloading tankers or rail cars safely, operators have two primary options: loading arms and hoses. But which works best? While there can be times when a hose is the best option for a particular job, loading arms have been designed to improve safety and efficiency and have steadily become
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Road Tanker Safety: Design, Equipment, and the Human Factor

Roughly one-quarter of all freight hauled in the United States is transported in tanker trucks, and of that, nearly half is petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel. With so much hazardous cargo on the nation’s roads — and accidents involving cars and road tankers not exactly uncommon — why are there surprisingly few
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The Ultimate Guide to Industrial Jack Stands

A jack stand is an essential tool for providing a safe work environment inside and underneath cars, trucks, or trailers. Not only do jack stands protect technicians who need to work underneath vehicles, but they also provide stability for personnel while loading and unloading cargo trailers. See SafeRack’s line of jack stands Jack stands generally
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Aluminum Or Steel: Which Metal is Better for Your Product?

Within our industrial niche, products can be made out of a wide variety of materials. Each vendor likely has their reasons for choosing a particular type of material to build their products with, be it metal stairs, crossover platforms, or ship ladders. And each customer may also have reasons why they prefer one material over
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SafeRack’s GX Awarded Fall Protection/Prevention Product of the Year

GX Awarded 2020 Fall Protection/Prevention New Product of the Year by Occupational Health & Safety Andrews, South Carolina, October 5, 2020 — The Occupational and Health Safety New Product of the Year Awards were announced last month and SafeRack’s new GX Gangway claimed top prize in the Fall Protection/Prevention category. Now in their 11th year,
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HollyFrontier Asphalt Terminal

3D scan technology eliminates human error on complicated industrial applications

Location Glendale, AZ Project Asphalt Loading Terminal Product 720′ loading platform, tracking gangways and pivoting safety cage, vapor fans & many other terminal safety features. Client HollyFrontier Materials/Product Asphalt Retrofitting new equipment in an industrial facility can be challenging, especially with pipes, pipe bridges, and many other obstacles. SafeRack, leading the industry in innovation, manufactured
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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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