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July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act, better know as the ADA. ADA is a wide ranging civil rights law that prohibits individuals with disabilities to be... (View Full Article)
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The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has a series of standards for walking and working surfaces. The requirements for fixed ladders are outlined in 1910.27 relative to design... (View Full Article)
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Caution: Watch Your Step. A phrase we are all familiar with. More than 9 million slip and fall accidents occur in North America each year. Slip and falls are the single largest cause of Emergency room... (View Full Article)
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When selecting a work access lift, providing workplace safety is the ultimate goal. By design, they move personnel, the tools and materials they are using, and provide portable ergonomic workstations... (View Full Article)
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Stainless steels are common in the food and beverage industry for manufacture, bulk storage and transportation, preparation and presentation applications. Depending on the grade of stainless steel... (View Full Article)
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According to Food Plant Engineering Proper flooring is a crucial component in any food plant. Food processing flooring takes tremendous abuse on a daily basis, and can severely damage productivity and... (View Full Article)
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A barge deck is a non self-propelled flat bottom vessel used for transportation on oceans, rivers and canals. They transport oversized materials such as machinery, grain, coal and fuel. Today's barges... (View Full Article)
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Industrial flooring can be used in numerous environments by a number of different types of individuals for safety purposes. You do not need to be located in a manufacturing facility to find a need for... (View Full Article)
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Slip and falls are the leading cause of premise liability injuries, resulting in over a million slip and falls and more than 16,000 deaths per year. A nationwide survey reports that the plaintiffs won... (View Full Article)
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The term "Metal Floors" brings to mind a wide variety of products. One of the first Web sites that comes up on Google for the term "Metal Floors" talks about luxury housing trends and how metal tiles... (View Full Article)
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A mezzanine is an intermediate floor inside of a building, usually open and not walled off. There are a few different types of mezzanines; including stick built, fiberglass, and rack-supported. In... (View Full Article)
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National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and publish American National Standards. NSF/ANSI has developed standards for food... (View Full Article)
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Incidental spills in mixing areas in agricultural environments are dangerous to the environment and humans. Nearly three-fourths of all pesticide accidents occur to non-users of the material,... (View Full Article)
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Working from height is one of the main causes of injury or fatality in the workplace due to slips and falls. Mobile ladder platforms are one example of a potentially dangerous working surface if not... (View Full Article)
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According to the National Safety Council, compensation and medical costs associated with employee slip and fall accidents are approximately $70 billion annually. There are many factors that contribute... (View Full Article)
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When considering a product for catwalks within your food processing facility it is important to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of both. Non-slip stainless steel is the ideal alloy for food and... (View Full Article)
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Perforated plates are an extremely versatile product which is able to control the passage of air, gases, liquids, light and sound. They have an enormous number of perforating patterns possible with... (View Full Article)
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Slip and fall accidents cost companies and municipalities millions of dollars a year and are very common. According to the National Safety Council slip and falls are the second most costly type of... (View Full Article)