Checkers Safety Group | PIE 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at the Parking Industry Exhibition from February 28th to March 2nd in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by Parking Today, PIE will celebrating 20 years of bringing parking industry professionals together in the name of innovation and education. Featuring a show floor with over 100 exhibitors as well as a variety of informative seminars, PIE is the destination for all things parking. Come visit us at booth 435, where we will displaying our exciting new GNR line.

Here are a few of the products you can expect see:

Easy Rider: Constructed from 100% recycled tires, the Easy Rider’s flexible design conforms to the contour of virtually any road surface, making parking lots safer for pedestrians and motorists.

Park-It: Unlike concrete or plastic, which necessitate frequent replacements, recycled rubber car stops are safer and more durable. In-molded highway reflective tape (available in yellow or white) ensures visibility and pedestrian safety. The GNR Park-It® parking curb is constructed of 100% recycled rubber.

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Checkers Safety Group | PIE 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at the Parking Industry Exhibition from February 28th to March 2nd in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by Parking Today, PIE will celebrating 20 years of bringing parking industry professionals together in the name of innovation and education. Featuring a show floor with over 100 exhibitors as well as a variety of informative seminars, PIE is the destination for all things parking. Come visit us at booth 435, where we will displaying our exciting new GNR line.

Here are a few of the products you can expect see:

Easy Rider: Constructed from 100% recycled tires, the Easy Rider’s flexible design conforms to the contour of virtually any road surface, making parking lots safer for pedestrians and motorists.

Park-It: Unlike concrete or plastic, which necessitate frequent replacements, recycled rubber car stops are safer and more durable. In-molded highway reflective tape (available in yellow or white) ensures visibility and pedestrian safety. The GNR Park-It® parking curb is constructed of 100% recycled rubber.

Questions about our products? Contact us:pie edit

877-384-6103

https://www.checkers-safety.com/

sales@checkers-safety.com

Checkers Safety Group | The Rental Show 2016

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Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at The Rental Show from February 22nd to the 24th, in Atlanta, GA. This year will be the 60th annual show for the ARA, and to commemorate this historical event, special displays will be set up around the convention hall with pictures and memories from past shows. For those without a nostalgic connection to The Rental Show, there will still be plenty of excitement, as The Rental Show has experienced a growth in attendance each year for the past six years. Networking opportunities and innovative products will be plentiful, and among them will be our booth, #1770, where we will be displaying a wide variety of high-quality safety solutions.

Here are some of the products you can look forward to checking out at our booth:AlturnMATS from Checkers Industrial Safety Supply

  • VersaMats feature flat, slip-resistant tread permitting pedestrians to walk safely, with rugged diamond plate tread on the reverse side, for improved vehicle traction.
  • TrakMats are designed to move large vehicles over lawns, sidewalks, driveways, and more without causing damage.

Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

https://www.checkers-safety.com/

sales@checkers-safety.com

Checkers Safety Group | The Rental Show 2016

rental showCheckers Safety Group will be exhibiting at The Rental Show from February 22nd to the 24th, in Atlanta, GA. This year will be the 60th annual show for the ARA, and to commemorate this historical event, special displays will be set up around the convention hall with pictures and memories from past shows. For those without a nostalgic connection to The Rental Show, there will still be plenty of excitement, as The Rental Show has experienced a growth in attendance each year for the past six years. Networking opportunities and innovative products will be plentiful, and among them will be our booth, #1770, where we will be displaying a wide variety of high-quality safety solutions.

Here are some of the products you can look forward to checking out at our booth:AlturnMATS from Checkers Industrial Safety Supply

  • VersaMats feature flat, slip-resistant tread permitting pedestrians to walk safely, with rugged diamond plate tread on the reverse side, for improved vehicle traction.
  • TrakMats are designed to move large vehicles over lawns, sidewalks, driveways, and more without causing damage.

Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

https://www.checkers-safety.com/

sales@checkers-safety.com

Checkers Industrial | WWETT 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show from February 17th to the 20th, in Indianapolis, IN. WWETT 2016 is the largest annual trade show for environmental service professionals, with over 620 companies exhibiting in 2015. Last year, we added AlturnaMats and SVE to the Checkers family, both leaders in the ground protection industry. At the Checkers booths, #6318 and #6316, we will be displaying our new and innovative ground protection solutions.

Here are some of the products we will be displaying at our booth:

  • VersaMats feature flat, slip-resistant tread permitting pedestrians to walk safely, with rugged diamond plate tread on the reverse side, for improved vehicle traction.
  • TrakMats are designed to move large vehicles over lawns, sidewalks, driveways, and more without causing damage.

Questions about our products? Contact us:Checkers will be exhibiting at WWETT 2016

877-384-6103

https://www.checkers-safety.com/

sales@checkers-safety.com

We’ve Got You Covered, Inside and Out

Last year, Superior Manufacturing Group and AlturnaMATS joined the Checkers family. SMG is recognized throughout the industry as the manufacturer of NoTrax®, the premier professional matting solution. AlturnaMATS® is an industry leader in the ground protection arena, manufacturing the AlturnaMAT® and the VersaMAT®, two products known for their quality and durability. By bringing these industry leaders into the Checkers family, we here at Checkers can ensure you that whether you need mats to protect the floors of your business, or the turf of a client, we have you covered.


Indoor MatsUptown/Boulevard – The entrance to your business can create a lasting first impression; do you want that to be a soggy door mat surrounded by slippery floors and yellow cautions signs? Our Uptown and Boulevard mats are two unique products designed to work in tandem to give your business a professional look without sacrificing the high performance water retention and scraping properties our mats are known for. Boulevard is designed with a high-low wave pattern for maximum scraping efficiency, while Uptown completes the process by drying shoes and retaining the moisture and debris.
Outdoor Mat

Rubber Brush – These mats are constructed with tough SBR rubber, giving them the ability to remain supple in extremely cold conditions. Thousands of rugged, flexible rubber fingers sweep shoes clean, while the suction cups on the underside of the mat minimize shifting. A molded beveled edge around the perimeter of the Rubber Brush mat traps moisture, preventing it from leaking out the sides. This mat is a perfect year round solution to keep dirt and debris where it belongs: outside.


Ground Protection Mat
AlturnaMAT – When traction is a necessity, look no further than AlturnaMATS. These rugged ground protectors are made of 1/2″ thick polyethylene and offer far more durability than plywood. Bold cleat traction patterns keep vehicles moving even in thick mud or snow. With a load capacity of 120-tons, heavy vehicle traffic is no problem for an AlturnaMAT. You’ll simply never get stuck again. If sensitive turf is an issue, AlturnaMATS are great for keeping looking fresh and soft.
If portability is key, try TRAKMAT. Offering a lighter alternative to the AlturnaMAT, the TRAKMAT features the same rugged traction and flexibility, but weighs in nearly ten pounds lighter. Built in handholds combined with its light weight make it easy to transport and deploy, and individual sheets can be connected to form a continuous roadway, walkway, or work platform.

For more information on these products, as well as other fantastic matting solutions, click here for our promotional brochure!

For more details on our indoor professional matting, click here!

For more details on our outdoor ground protection matting, click here!

Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

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Fatalities in the Construction Industry: A Timeline

ID-100322890The history of construction safety may not get much coverage in the textbooks, but for those of us in the safety business, this specialized historical subset is both intriguing and pertinent. The law firm of DiMarco, Aruajo, and Montevideo recently put out this extremely informative timeline of fatality rates throughout the history of construction, appropriately titled “The Human Cost of Construction.” The timeline starts with the construction of the Erie Canal in 1825, which took the lives of 1,000 out of 50,000 workers, a rate of 20 deaths per thousand workers. While the timeline includes international construction projects, it is interesting to track the progress of safety in the United States, from the Erie Canal all the way up to the CityCenter in Las Vegas, constructed in 2009. While the CityCenter project was given a death rate of just .75 deaths per thousand workers, the timeline states “…six workers died over the course of construction, two from falling and four from being struck or crushed by objects, causing workers to refer to the project as “CityCemetery” and strike briefly in 2008 due to poor safety conditions.”

This strike may not seem shocking to the modern reader, but take a look back on the timeline, to the construction of the World Trade Center only 39 years earlier. Sixty deaths, and a death rate of 17.4 per thousand workers. The death rate during the construction of the World Trade Center was over 22 times greater than “CityCemetery” and yet, no mention of any strikes or protests. This interesting fact goes to show how far safety practices have come in a relatively short time. There is very little difference in the death rates of the construction of the Erie Canal and the World Trade Center, despite the two events being separated by 145 years. Yet in the short span of 39 years, our perception of safety has undergone a paradigm shift, to the point where a death rate of .75 per thousand workers is unacceptable. As well it should be.

At Checkers, we are doing our part to bring that .75 per thousand down to zero. Our diverse lines of high quality products have many applications throughout the construction industry, including our industrial signals, cable protectors, and ground protection mats.

Want to know more about our products?

877-384-6103

https://www.checkers-safety.com/

sales@checkers-safety.com

Fatalities in the Construction Industry: A Timeline

Construction safety products from Checkers IndustrialThe history of construction safety may not get much coverage in the textbooks, but for those of us in the safety business, this specialized historical subset is both intriguing and pertinent. The law firm of DiMarco, Aruajo, and Montevideo recently put out this extremely informative timeline of fatality rates throughout the history of construction, appropriately titled “The Human Cost of Construction.” The timeline starts with the construction of the Erie Canal in 1825, which took the lives of 1,000 out of 50,000 workers, a rate of 20 deaths per thousand workers. While the timeline includes international construction projects, it is interesting to track the progress of safety in the United States, from the Erie Canal all the way up to the CityCenter in Las Vegas, constructed in 2009. While the CityCenter project was given a death rate of just .75 deaths per thousand workers, the timeline states “…six workers died over the course of construction, two from falling and four from being struck or crushed by objects, causing workers to refer to the project as “CityCemetery” and strike briefly in 2008 due to poor safety conditions.”

This strike may not seem shocking to the modern reader but take a look back on the timeline, to the construction of the World Trade Center only 39 years earlier. Sixty deaths, and a death rate of 17.4 per thousand workers. The death rate during the construction of the World Trade Center was over 22 times greater than “CityCemetery” and yet, no mention of any strikes or protests. This interesting fact goes to show how far safety practices have come in a relatively short time. There is very little difference in the death rates of the construction of the Erie Canal and the World Trade Center, despite the two events being separated by 145 years. Yet in the short span of 39 years, our perception of construction safety has undergone a paradigm shift, to the point where a death rate of .75 per thousand workers is unacceptable. As well it should be.

At Checkers, we are doing our part to bring that .75 per thousand down to zero. Our diverse lines of high-quality products have many applications throughout the construction industry, including our industrial signals, cable protectors, and ground protection mats.

Want to know more about our products?

877-384-6103

https://www.checkers-safety.com/

sales@checkers-safety.com

Checkers Industrial | World of Concrete 2016

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at World of Concrete from February 2nd to the 5th, in Las Vegas, NV. World of Concrete is the only annual, international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries. With expert-led seminars, networking opportunities, and a chance to get hands-on with the latest products and solutions, World of Concrete jumpstarts each year by giving industry professionals the chance to experience the latest trends and innovations. We will be demonstrating our unique line of exciting products at booths C6702 and N463. Stop by and see what we have to offer, including:

  • VersaMats feature flat, slip-resistant tread permitting pedestrians to walk safely, with rugged diamond plate tread on the reverse side, for improved vehicle traction.
  • Easy Rider speed bumps are constructed from 100% recycled tires, and feature flexible design that conforms to the contour of virtually any road surface, making parking lots safer for pedestrians and motorists.
  • Park-It car stops are safer and more durable than traditional concrete options. In-molded highway reflective tape ensures visibility and pedestrian safety. These innovative parking lot safety solutions protect both parking structures and the vehicles that park there from damage.

Questions about our products? Contact us:Checkers will be at World of Concrete

877-384-6103

https://www.checkers-safety.com/

sales@checkers-safety.com