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Essential Forklift Safety Tips Every Operator Should Know

| June 27, 2024

Move Heavy Loads Quickly and Efficiently 

Forklifts are useful tools to move heavy loads quickly and efficiently. However, if incorrectly operated, they can be dangerous. To prevent incidents, use these essential forklift safety tips.

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Tractor Protection Tips for Seamless Roadside Inspections

| June 18, 2024

Stay Road-Ready

Tractor protection systems are critically essential vehicle components that frequently go unnoticed during trip and roadside inspections. During these inspections, officers ensure that the towing vehicle protection system (tractor protection system) operates correctly, particularly in the event of trailer separation.

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Staying Safe at Heights

| May 28, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Protection PPE

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021, just over one-third of construction deaths were due to falls, slips, and trips. Of those, almost all were from falls to a lower level. Using fall protection PPE can either prevent a fall from occurring or arrest a fall before the worker strikes the ground.

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Top 10 Safety Recommendations for Operating Scissor Lifts

| May 21, 2024

Cultivating a Culture of Safety 

Scissor lifts are valuable tools, enabling workers to reach heights safely and efficiently. However, their use also presents significant hazards if proper safety protocols are not followed. Use our top ten safety recommendations for operating scissor lifts safely.

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Mastering Ladder Safety Practices

| April 30, 2024

Ensuring Your Safety at Every Step

When working at heights, ladder safety is imperative to prevent accidents and injuries. Continue reading to learn our best practices to stay safe at every step.

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The Road to Safety

| April 16, 2024

Best Practices for Work Zone Awareness

Highway and street construction workers face significant risks working alongside passing motorists, construction vehicles, and heavy equipment. The dangers increase when machinery is positioned incorrectly, signage is insufficient, or workers fail to adhere to safety protocols. These hazards can have severe consequences, potentially resulting in injuries or even fatalities. All parties involved in road construction projects must always prioritize safety to prevent tragic incidents from occurring. This includes proper training, clear communication, and strict adherence to safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of all workers on site. Check out our best practices for staying safe in work zones.

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