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Visit any household or worksite in the United States and you will, more often than not, spot a ladder. A common and easy-to-use tool, the ladder is applicable in most everyday life situations that require the ability to make contact with objects that are out of reach – from changing light bulbs to window washing, from painting to fixing rooftops, and from cleaning gutters to performing maintenance work.   

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“It’s a busy shop” one worker says to another. “We’re on such a time-crunch to get equipment serviced and back on the road that often there are two to three mechanics working on each piece of equipment.” This scenario is all too common across the industry. When this happens, confusion can take over.  

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It's no secret that roof work is dangerous. As of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks roofing as the 4th most dangerous civilian occupation based on the rate of fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers. Despite the guidelines laid out and updated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) every year, it's clear that more work is needed to improve safety in roofing projects.

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It may not be obvious, but stress is a strain on employees; regardless of whether the stress is work related, or brought to work from personal problems outside of the workplace. Some stress is normal, but when excessive, it can lead to more serious problems.

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Investing in business safety precautions is an essential step to finding the right tools for success. To position your company as a leader in your field, you must pay careful attention to best practices in preventing workplace accidents. One of the best strategies to help keep your business from experiencing safety problems is to incorporate industrial safety gates throughout your location. Here are nine reasons why safety gates are so vital to every industry.

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New safety initiatives can take a lot of time and energy, but sometimes the most effective initiatives are some of the simplest. If you’re looking for ways to improve workplace safety in the coming year, visual communication is a good place to start. Having effective visuals can make people more comfortable doing their jobs, and as an added bonus, well-made visuals often make a facility look more professional.

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