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Safety is essential in the equipment rental world. Read on for safety tips and guides for different types of equipment, including aerial lifts, forklifts, manlifts, and more. Also, learn other strategies for being safe on a construction jobsite, such as the best way to protect your ears from loud noises.

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The Forklift Stability Triangle’s Importance

The Forklift Stability Triangle’s Importance

The forklift stability triangle is the area between the front wheels and the center point of the rear axle that helps determine if a lift is balanced.

6 Important Forklift Safety Hazards

6 Important Forklift Safety Hazards

12 Forklift Hand Signals Every Operator Should Know

12 Forklift Hand Signals Every Operator Should Know

14 Essential Aerial Lift Safety Tips

14 Essential Aerial Lift Safety Tips

25 Construction Safety Statistics for 2022

25 Construction Safety Statistics for 2022

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How To Get Forklift Certified + Common FAQs

How To Get Forklift Certified + Common FAQs

Learn what standard forklift training programs include, find out who certifies training, and know who should get forklift training.
How To Get Forklift Certified + Common FAQs

Creating an Effective Site-Specific Safety Plan (SSSP)

Creating an Effective Site-Specific Safety Plan (SSSP)

A site-specific safety plan is a risk management document written and maintained by the contractor to manage the health and safety of the construction site.
Creating an Effective Site-Specific Safety Plan (SSSP)

Forklift Accident Types, Stats, and Safety Protocols

Forklift Accident Types, Stats, and Safety Protocols

888,220 forklift accidents were reported between 2011 and 2019. Most recently, forklift accidents caused 79 deaths and 8,140 nonfatal injuries in 2019.
Forklift Accident Types, Stats, and Safety Protocols

What Is Superelevation and How Does It Keep Roads Safer?

What Is Superelevation and How Does It Keep Roads Safer?

When a motorist drives through a curve, the roadway is often tilted or banked at an angle, making it easier to navigate the curve at a safe speed without skidding or tipping. This is superelevation at work.
What Is Superelevation and How Does It Keep Roads Safer?

8 Stretches for Construction Workers to Lower Risk of Injury

8 Stretches for Construction Workers to Lower Risk of Injury

One simple and cost effective way to minimize bodily injury before physically demanding construction work, is to stretch. Done correctly, stretching can improve circulation, flexibility, and improve your physical performance while on the job. Read on or skip to our infographic as we outline 8 simple stretches for construction workers to help minimize risk of injury.
8 Stretches for Construction Workers to Lower Risk of Injury

How to Prevent Noise Pollution in Construction

How to Prevent Noise Pollution in Construction

Noise pollution can have a negative effect on millions of people every day. These 8 tips will help you reduce sound on a worksite and lessen the impact of noise on workers and the community.
How to Prevent Noise Pollution in Construction

How To Write A Construction Safety Plan

How To Write A Construction Safety Plan

Crafting a thorough construction safety plan is essential in ensuring the safety of everyone. Here are some tips and a template to get started.
How To Write A Construction Safety Plan

9 Construction Site Safety Fundamentals

9 Construction Site Safety Fundamentals

Understanding the fundaments of construction site safety is key to preventing injuries and accidents. Use these 9 guidelines to boost safety on-site.
9 Construction Site Safety Fundamentals

11 Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

11 Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

Before operating a crane, make sure to understand guidelines for proper setup, rigging, and lifting.
11 Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

Crane Hand Signals to Know for a Safe Construction Site

Crane Hand Signals to Know for a Safe Construction Site

Learn the essential crane hand signals that everyone working on a construction site should know.
Crane Hand Signals to Know for a Safe Construction Site

7 Science-Backed Ways to Stay Safe While Working in the Cold

7 Science-Backed Ways to Stay Safe While Working in the Cold

Workers exposed to cold weather conditions are at greater risk of injuries brought on by cold stress. Keep yourself protected with these safety tips.
7 Science-Backed Ways to Stay Safe While Working in the Cold

6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

Learn more about the latest trends in construction wearable technology, including smart boots, hard hats, and watches.
6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

11 Essential Road Construction Safety Tips

11 Essential Road Construction Safety Tips

Familiarizing your crew with standard safety guidelines will keep everyone aware of the hazards and better prepared before they get to work. Check our list of top road construction safety tips to help you keep everyone on your team safe.
11 Essential Road Construction Safety Tips

Three Points of Contact: How to Prevent Falls

Three Points of Contact: How to Prevent Falls

Using the three points of contact rule can help prevent falls.
Three Points of Contact: How to Prevent Falls

The 10 Trenching Safety Tips That Can Save a Life

The 10 Trenching Safety Tips That Can Save a Life

Learn some of the most essential trenching safety tips to protect yourself and your workers.
The 10 Trenching Safety Tips That Can Save a Life

The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Navigating Spaces for People with Vision Impairment

The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Navigating Spaces for People with Vision Impairment

Blindness, low vision, vision loss, and visually impaired are all terms commonly used in relation to people who cannot see well. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 billion people around the globe live with a vision impairment of some sort.
The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Navigating Spaces for People with Vision Impairment

The 15 Forklift Safety Tips To Avoid Injuries

The 15 Forklift Safety Tips To Avoid Injuries

We cover 15 important rules to follow for forklift safety to ensure everyone on your team safely handles these powerful machines.
The 15 Forklift Safety Tips To Avoid Injuries

Essential Scissor Lift Safety Tips

Essential Scissor Lift Safety Tips

When operating a scissor lift, it's essential that all users are thoroughly trained to avoid tips and falls. Here are the safety rules and procedures you need to know.
Essential Scissor Lift Safety Tips

Construction Site Noise: How Loud is Too Loud?

Construction Site Noise: How Loud is Too Loud?

Over thirty million construction workers are exposed to prolonged hazardous noise on a regular basis, with 14% experiencing hearing difficulty. We explore how construction noise compares to everyday sounds, and what construction workers can do to protect their hearing.
Construction Site Noise: How Loud is Too Loud?

How to Create a Safe and Inspiring Homeschool Environment

How to Create a Safe and Inspiring Homeschool Environment

Modifying your home to create a peaceful and inspiring environment can pay huge dividends in terms of productivity and learning. This is especially true if your child has special needs or requires a lot of encouragement to learn. Here are some tips to create a homeschooling environment where you and your child will thrive.
How to Create a Safe and Inspiring Homeschool Environment

Construction Site Risks – 3 Ways to Protect Your Job Site

Construction Site Risks – 3 Ways to Protect Your Job Site

On many job sites, even just one of these problems could change the estimated completion date, putting your company at risk for lower customer satisfaction. Avoid these risks and protect your job site by following these simple tips.
Construction Site Risks – 3 Ways to Protect Your Job Site

From Minor to Major: The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

From Minor to Major: The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

This guide is intended to help you evaluate the living environment for the seniors in your life, so you can create a space that is free from unnecessary fall risks. With the tips you will find here, you can protect your loved ones from falling, so they can age in place as safely as possible for as long as possible.
From Minor to Major: The Complete Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

Disaster Safety for Construction Sites

Disaster Safety for Construction Sites

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires and even lightning storms all have something in common. When they hit the wrong location, they can cause costly damage and put lives at risk. For construction professionals, understanding this risk is critical.
Disaster Safety for Construction Sites

Heavy Equipment Rental With a CDL – Do You Meet the Operator Requirements

Heavy Equipment Rental With a CDL – Do You Meet the Operator Requirements

Most accidents happen due to equipment operators not following safety precautions. It's important to make sure that your equipment operator has the proper training for the heavy equipment. Receiving proper training for the specific type of equipment is also helpful.
Heavy Equipment Rental With a CDL – Do You Meet the Operator Requirements

Emergency Preparedness – How to Choose a Portable Generator for Your Household Appliances

Emergency Preparedness – How to Choose a Portable Generator for Your Household Appliances

You never know when a big storm will hit and leave you and your family without power. Emergencies happen, and extreme weather patterns are leaving American homes without electric more often. When there is no electricity, your refrigerator, cooking appliances, electronics, and even medical devices won't be accessible.
Emergency Preparedness – How to Choose a Portable Generator for Your Household Appliances

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