Safety

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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Construction Site Safety 101: A Complete Guide [2024]

Construction Site Safety 101: A Complete Guide [2024]

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

Forklift Ramp Slope Incline Requirements & Safety Guidelines

Forklift Ramp Slope Incline Requirements & Safety Guidelines

What Height Is Fall Protection Required? Essential OSHA Regulations

What Height Is Fall Protection Required? Essential OSHA Regulations

37 Construction Safety Statistics for 2023

37 Construction Safety Statistics for 2023

The Top OSHA Violations and Penalties in 2024

The Top OSHA Violations and Penalties in 2024

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Crane Inspection Requirements [With Checklists]

Crane Inspection Requirements [With Checklists]

In this post, we go over the basics of crane inspection, including relevant OSHA standards, different types of inspections, and general inspection requirements.
Crane Inspection Requirements [With Checklists]

Common Types of Crane Accidents & Injury Statistics

Common Types of Crane Accidents & Injury Statistics

This article covers common crane-related accidents, injury statistics, and safety tips.
Common Types of Crane Accidents & Injury Statistics

7 Common Forklift Accidents & Safety Tips

7 Common Forklift Accidents & Safety Tips

In this post, we discuss forklift accident statistics, common types of forklift accidents, dangers associated with misusing forklifts, and forklift safety tips.
7 Common Forklift Accidents & Safety Tips

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Guide For Construction

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Guide For Construction

When it comes to construction work, there are plenty of hazards to look out for, from malfunctioning machines to falling debris. Wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) like hard hats and safety glasses will help keep you and your employees better protected on the jobsite.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Guide For Construction

What Must Be Done Daily Before Using a Forklift? (Safety Inspection Checklists)

What Must Be Done Daily Before Using a Forklift? (Safety Inspection Checklists)

Use these forklift safety inspection checklists daily before using a forklift to identify faults and ensure it is safe to use. Includes free downloadable PDF.
What Must Be Done Daily Before Using a Forklift? (Safety Inspection Checklists)

Scissor Lift Safety Per OSHA and ANGI Guidelines

Scissor Lift Safety Per OSHA and ANGI Guidelines

When operating a scissor lift, you must take the proper precautions. We explain OSHA’s and ANSI’s essential scissor lift safety guidelines.
Scissor Lift Safety Per OSHA and ANGI Guidelines

How to Charge a Forklift Battery Safely

How to Charge a Forklift Battery Safely

To keep you and your jobsite safe from hazards, this post offers a step-by-step process for charging forklift batteries properly and gives you ways to maintain your battery to extend its life.
How to Charge a Forklift Battery Safely

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

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.
The Forklift Stability Triangle’s Importance

6 Important Forklift Safety Hazards

6 Important Forklift Safety Hazards

We cover the most common hazards and dangers operators should look out for in the work zone when operating a forklift.
6 Important Forklift Safety Hazards

12 Forklift Hand Signals Every Operator Should Know

12 Forklift Hand Signals Every Operator Should Know

Learn every major forklift hand signal, when to use them and how they ensure safety on the work site.
12 Forklift Hand Signals Every Operator Should Know

14 Aerial Lift Safety Essentials For Operators To Know

14 Aerial Lift Safety Essentials For Operators To Know

Aerial lift safety should be top of mind when operating these types of lifts. Read our essential tips to keep your team safe on the job.
14 Aerial Lift Safety Essentials For Operators To Know

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)

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

11 Best Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

11 Best Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

Before operating a crane, make sure to understand guidelines for proper setup, rigging, and lifting.
11 Best 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

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

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

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?

Identifying and Mitigating Construction Site Risks: A Comprehensive Guide

Identifying and Mitigating Construction Site Risks: A Comprehensive Guide

Construction sites are highly dynamic environments, demanding intricate operations, heavy-duty machinery and skilled labor to perform jobs that involve risk. Therefore, it is imperative to identify common construction hazards and site risks to create strategies to mitigate their effects; in this article we explore some of the top hazards on construction sites along with practical solutions that may reduce or prevent their occurrence.
Identifying and Mitigating Construction Site Risks: A Comprehensive Guide

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

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