Tag: Safety

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: , ,

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: , , ,

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: , , ,

Trucker Drives 4,000,000 Miles Accident Free

Don Cook is a trucking legend among clients and fellow employees at YRC Freight. The 47-year veteran trucker recently passed the four million benchmark of miles driven without a single accident, not even a fender Read More

June 8th, 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: , , , ,

The Importance of Safety from Above

An article at EHS Today’s website reminds readers that safety in the workplace is of utmost importance, especially when it comes to falling objects, large and small. Wherever a job is being conducted, whether just Read More

Emotions is the Overlooked Leader to Distractions

Put Your Junk In The Trunk – Emotional Distractions Distractions are known as the leading causes to accidents on job sites. For example, someone may be reading a text, tweeting about last night’s party or Read More

October 26th, 2016 | Tags: , ,

Does Having New Gear Mean It’s Perfect?

Everyone loves new stuff… who doesn’t? The real question to ask, though, is if the new stuff perfect? Well, it is new so that should mean it’s perfect. Sadly, that assumption may not be the Read More

Qualified and Unqualified Signalpersons

Over half the people in the crane industry are not actually qualified signalpersons. Is it because of lack of knowledge about the requirement? Is it because employers don’t know what a qualified signal person should Read More

February 24th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,

Ground Conditions According to OSHA 1926.1402

OSHA 1926.1402 defines ground conditions as the ability of the ground to support the equipment (including slope, compaction, and firmness). This guideline goes on to state that the equipment must not be assembled or used Read More

Orlando – Cell Tower Safety Summit

The Safety, Sales, and Marketing departments at Sims HQ are teaming up to put together a Cell Tower Safety Summit for Orlando and surrounding areas. The purpose of the summit is to help educate and Read More

October 27th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,

What Is the Legal Load Size for Your Truck?

There are many things to consider before transporting a heavy load including age, condition or design of the roads and bridges you will be traveling. These factors can affect your legal load size, so pay Read More

Safety Still Applies During The Holidays

Each year as the holidays near, we are reminded of all the wonderful reasons to work safely each day. We are also reminded of all the distractions that can lead to otherwise avoidable accidents. Travel Read More