Category: Safety Topics

Crane Safety Heightened in Threatening Weather

Keeping an eye on the weather is a wise decision for anyone who works outdoors. This is especially important for those with careers in construction and heavy equipment operation. A responsible crane operator should be Read More

September 1st, 2022 | Tags: , ,

Protecting Older Workers – a Valuable Asset in Construction

During the last two decades the average age of an American worker has increased by almost three years from 39.3 to 42, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This trend is even more Read More

June 7th, 2022 | Tags: , ,

Care for the Crane, Care for the Operator

Following a maintenance plan for cranes and other heavy-duty equipment is always a smart investment of time and resources. The crane will run more efficiently, safely, experience fewer breakdowns, and be a reliable asset over Read More

April 26th, 2022 | Tags: , ,

Protect Construction Workers – Slow Down!

The Florida Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and practice caution when driving through work zones in the Sunshine State. This week is designated National Work Zone Awareness Week, a program that began Read More

April 14th, 2022 | Tags: , ,

Trucking Safety – Start with the Basics

The National Safety Highway Administration recently released a report about a disturbing increase in traffic fatalities across the country. The riskiest behaviors identified for both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers are two simple things… speeding Read More

December 28th, 2021 | Tags: , , ,

Ten Tips for Heavy Haul Trailer Maintenance

If you employ just one heavy haul trailer or an entire fleet for your business, you probably know that many factors can affect the lifespan of this important equipment. Challenges include rough roads, rocks, bumps, Read More

December 15th, 2021 | Tags: , , ,

What to Look for in Crane Stabilization Pads

No matter what size crane is being used, its stabilization pads are essential for safety because they’re the foundation for a secure lift. Crane pads are attached directly to the ram end of each outrigger Read More

November 5th, 2021 | Tags: , ,

Construction Safety Improved by Wearable Technology

Remember the iconic photo of eleven construction workers with no safety harnesses sitting on a skyscraper girder and eating lunch high above New York City in 1932? The idea of doing something like that today Read More

September 22nd, 2021 | Tags: , , ,

Trailer Safety: How to Properly Load & Distribute Weight

Placing a heavy load to transport sometimes requires a combination of math and creative thinking. It’s simple to calculate when hauling pallets that have similar cargo weights and sizes. This process can present a challenge, Read More

Eleven Steps to Ensure Crane Safety

Safety is Sims Crane & Equipment’s number one priority at our 14 locations statewide, on the road, and especially at the jobsite itself. We have led the crane and rigging industry with the highest standards Read More

February 16th, 2021 | Tags: ,

Volvo Employs Crane for Safety Testing

Volvo enjoys a long history of having some of the safest cars on the road. Their Accident Research Team recently celebrated 50 years of service with milestones that included the introduction of three-point seatbelts and Read More

November 30th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

New System Prevents Tower & Mobile Crane Collisions

AMCS Technologies has developed the world’s first anti-collision system of its kind used between tower and mobile cranes working at the same site. Headquartered in France, AMCS provides crane technology and safety solutions. The new Read More

Helpful Tips for Safer Forklift Use

EHS Today Magazine posted a handy reference article about forklift safety and preventing hazards in warehouses and facilities where forklifts are used. Though late model forklifts are designed with safety in mind and are less Read More

April 20th, 2020 | Tags:

Covid-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Worksites with Tower Cranes

Many construction and infrastructure projects continue across the globe despite government-ordered shutdowns and closings of businesses, schools, and stores. Unfortunately, some work sites lie dormant and are not expected to resume activity for weeks or Read More

April 1st, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

South Florida Construction Continues Despite Covid-19 Threat

With the Covid-19 threat negatively affecting so many aspects of everyday life, how about some good news? According to a story at The Real Deal, the building industry is not stopping in South Florida, at Read More