Marine Gangway parts labeled

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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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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railroad track construction cross section

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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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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fall protection

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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tanker truck baffles

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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Robot welding metal

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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Hazmat Placards

Hazmat Placards and UN Numbers: What You Need to Know

Have you ever seen a truck, railcar, container or large tanks at a tank farm and wondered what types of chemicals it was transporting or storing? The answer can be found in its UN numbers and hazmat placards. What Are UN Numbers? Located on the back or sides of trailers or other containers, UN numbers
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The 43 Degrees of Liquid Sulfur

How to stay safe when loading and unloading liquid sulfur By: Graeme Murphy, VP Strategy and Business Development Sulfur is the 10th most abundant element in the universe. It accounts for almost 3 percent of our planet’s entire mass. Or to put it more contextually: If you combined all the sulfur that exists on Earth,
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NGL fractionation loading terminal

Railcar NGL Fractionation Loading Terminal

Location McPherson, Kansas Project NGL Fractionation Loading Terminal Product SafeRack gangways, loading arms, and Hemco pivot mounts retrofit Client Oneok, Natural Gas Liquids Segment Materials/Product NGL components Project Profile: Railcar NGL Fractionation Loading Terminal for ONEOK ONEOK is committed to making continuous improvements to conserve resources and protect its employees, and SafeRack was proud to
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National Grounding Safety Month by SafeRack & Newson Gale

SafeRack & Newson Gale Host National Grounding Safety Month Promoting Static Electricity Awareness ANDREWS, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SafeRack, the global leader in industrial loading safety equipment has teamed up with Newson Gale, the leader in static control to designate August as Grounding Safety Month. When loading petrochemical or other combustible materials, static electricity safety and the importance
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LPG Truck Loading Terminal with Hose Retrievers

ErectaStep LPG loading access platform installation in Canada

A facility with an LPG loading terminal was in a location that got slippery and muddy during the harsh Canadian winters or when it rained.  The terminal also had trip hazards and was wearing out hose prematurely. Through Northern Platforms, our Canadian distributor, they were able to work with the customer’s budget and provided a
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High-volume petroleum terminal benefits from an engineered loading arm solution

Loading Arm Upgrade Significantly Improves Operations Originally built in the 1940s, a high-volume bottom-loading petroleum terminal in Kentucky had truck-loading lanes that had undergone a patchwork of upgrades, expansions, and reconfigurations over the years. These uncoordinated improvements resulted in disorganized, inefficient loading operations over time. The hodge-podge of cumbersome components was poorly spaced. And incompatible
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IFCo Nitrogen Fertilizer railcar bulk loading project

Nitrogen Fertilizer Bulk Railcar Loading Project – IFCo

Location Wever, Iowa United States Project Bulk Loading Platform Product  SafeRack gangways, loading arms, pipe racks, fall protection systems, drench showers, platform canopy Client Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) Materials/Product Nitrogen Fertilizers Diesel Exhaust Fluid SafeRack Bulk loading platform installation for IFCo in Iowa. Fractionation Loading Terminal. When the installation was completed, the Iowa plant was
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Flatbed Fall Protection Work Platform

Three Reasons Flatbed Fall Protection Is for You

When accidents occur on the job site, productivity is hampered, and injuries may result in more than just lost time. OSHA citations and fines, worker’s compensation, lawsuits, and other problems all impact the bottom line. Loading and unloading hazards on flatbed trucks are common causes of accidents, and, when proper safety precautions aren’t taken, those
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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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