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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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Top Tips for 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 end 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,
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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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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. Rail cars and road trailers are designed in various shapes, sizes, and maximum load capacities according to the needs of the nation’s freight shippers. RAIL CAR TYPES Modern
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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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Dry Disconnect Couplings – Handling Hazardous, High-Value Chemicals Doesn’t Have To Be High Risk

Being able to minimize the number 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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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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Ferry Gangway Installation

MarinaStep Ferry Gangway Installation for NYC Ferry

NYC Ferry is a network of ferry routes in New York City about six routes connecting 21 ferry piers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.  MarinaStep ship gangways are designed for high capacity, high volume applications, and services over 28 vessels on an hourly or 30-minute departure schedule. The ferry service was originally expected
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Multi Hatch Truck Loading Installation at a Major UK Chemical Site

Location Stalybridge, United Kingdom Project Chemical Loading Facility Product Dual Sided Tracking SafeRack Gangway Client  Stepan UK Materials/Product Surfactants, Polymers Working with Flotech Performance Systems, this is recent installation of a dual-sided tracking SafeRack gangway and loading rack in the UK. Because the gangways are mounted on tracks, they can easily be adjusted and spotted over
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Top 5 Oil Regions in the United States

US oil production keeps accelerating towards new highs and continues to the top oil-producing countries in the world. In fact, The United States is ranked second in oil production, Russia being the top producer. This has been because of strong oil gas prices, political changes, and increased demand from Mexico. The US has over 100
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Single Sided Tanker Loading

Fuel and Chemical Tanker Loading Stations are beehives of activity. Transfer Operations Platforms need to be sturdy, safe, and ready at all times as tanker trucks come and go regularly. Look at the single-sided loading station in this photo that Saferack installed at Johnson Matthey Catalysts. This active station needed to be high and safe
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Metal Crossover Stairs For Pipelines

Pipeline Safety

This image shows how the Buckeye Pipeline used an ErectaStep metal stair system to solve problems and improve safety in a remote location effectively. The ErectaStep system you see here was put in place to allow workers to safely access flow control valves in a hurry and with confidence. The modular system is immediately OSHA
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ErectaStep's The 8th Wonder of the World saga continues

ErectaStep’s “The 8th Wonder of the World” saga continues

“The 8th Wonder of the World” saga continues as ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu chooses SixAxis’ ErectaStep to keep pyramid builders safe in an ingenious media campaign entitled, “The Mummy Returns.” Andrews, South Carolina – October 22, 2019 — Manufactured with the strict brand ethos that fall-prevention and safety products can be innovative, fast to ship,
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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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