Common Ways to Misuse Hand Chain Hoists

Hand Chain Hoists are ideal for construction, maintenance and industrial applications. They provide unmatched durability and reliability but this does not mean that they are indestructible. If proper technique is not used during a lift, a Hand Chain Hoist can be very susceptible to damage. This blog post will go into detail about the most common ways to misuse a Hand Chain Hoist.

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Four Benefits of Golf Netting

FORE! A high quality netting system is a great investment for your golf course or range. Golf Ball Barrier Netting is an essential piece of athletic equipment to ensure that golf balls stay where they belong; within the range or course.

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The Importance of Load Testing Overhead Cranes and Hoists

It is critically important that lifting equipment is in proper working order before placing it in service, for the safety both employees and a facility. When it comes to safety, any part of equipment inspection cannot afford to be overlooked. The equipment inspection and maintenance process includes the testing of equipment before it is used in operations. We will be going in depth about the importance of load testing overhead hoists and cranes throughout this blog post.

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Ergonomics in the Canadian Workplace

The retention of human resources is a key factor in the competitiveness of Canadian companies. In the Canadian workforce alone it is estimated that time loss occupational injuries arising from MSI’s resulted in a direct cost of 3.2 billion dollars to the Canadian economy. Ergonomic program elements include things such as: stretch programs, ergonomic workstation design, formal job rotation, job matching and documented ergonomic risk identifications. The benefits of ergonomic training in any industry are endless.

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How to Cost-Justify Ergonomic Improvements 101

The ability to demonstrate the pay back on ergonomic improvements is an ongoing challenge for many safety professionals. There are three primary driving forces to invest in an ergonomic improvement which are: regulatory compliance, health and safety performance and production enhancement.

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Improving Automotive Shop Safety

Safety in automotive shops is always of the up most importance. Keeping your workers, yourself and your customers safe amongst the countless dangers of automotive repair is the most important principle in any shop. There are many things that can go wrong during every day work at an automotive shop, but luckily there are also several ways you can ensure both your employees and your own safety.

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The Importance of Fall Protection Training and Systems

Fall protection is one of the primary systems which should be put in place for a worker who may lose his or her balance at height; when one of these systems is put in place you are able to control and reduce the risk of injury and potential fatality.

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