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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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