2015: A Record Year for Mine Safety!

Mine safety is a priority for CheckersAs a manufacturer committed to mine safety, we here at Checkers are delighted to read this report from the National Safety Council reporting that 2015 was the safest year in the history of the mining industry! The fatality rate in 2015 was 0.0096 per 200,000 hours worked, which dropped significantly from the 2014 rate of 0.0144. The “all-injury rate” hit a historic low as well, clocking in at 2.28. Also noted in the article is the fact that safety citations and orders issued decreased by 11 percent. Our wheel chocks no doubt played a part in reducing that statistic, as they are MSHA approved. Designed with heavy duty polyurethane, our chocks combine lightweight portability with rugged high-performance load capacities. Our goal is to see the fatality rate reduced to zero, as even one life lost to poor safety precautions is too many. While there is a room for improvement, we are still very excited to see the establishment of this milestone in mining history. Safety, of course, is always in a state of constant improvement, so we have high hopes to see even lower fatality rates in 2016.

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2015: A Record Year for Mine Safety!

Mine safety is a priority for CheckersAs a manufacturer committed to mine safety, we here at Checkers are delighted to read this report from the National Safety Council reporting that 2015 was the safest year in the history of the mining industry! The fatality rate in 2015 was 0.0096 per 200,000 hours worked, which dropped significantly from the 2014 rate of 0.0144. The “all-injury rate” hit a historic low as well, clocking in at 2.28. Also noted in the article is the fact that safety citations and orders issued decreased by 11 percent. Our wheel chocks no doubt played a part in reducing that statistic, as they are MSHA approved. Designed with heavy duty polyurethane, our chocks combine lightweight portability with rugged high-performance load capacities. Our goal is to see the fatality rate reduced to zero, as even one life lost to poor safety precautions is too many. While there is a room for improvement, we are still very excited to see the establishment of this milestone in mining history. Safety, of course, is always in a state of constant improvement, so we have high hopes to see even lower fatality rates in 2016.

Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

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

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Terraplas Featured in SportsTurf Magazine!

Terraplas turf protection systems were recently featured in the April issue of SportsTurf Magazine, the leading publication in supplying content to groundskeepers, athletic field managers, parks Terraplas is the best turf protection matand recreation personnel and more. The article focuses on a study conducted by the University of Connecticut to scientifically determine the most effective turf protection solutions. The products that were evaluated included: Generic plywood measuring .75″ in thickness (2 layers), Enkamat Plus and Plywood (2 layers), Enkamat Flatback and Plywood (2 layers), Supa-Trac, and TerraTrak Plus. Each turf protection solution was evaluated over the course of 3, 6, and 9 days, and traffic was simulated with a 20,000 lbs. loaded dump truck. While the study breaks down the numerical data in a very scientific manner, the photo on the left says it all. Only Terraplas products will keep grass alive and green. The translucent construction of the HDPE gives Terraplas an advantage over all competitors, as it allows photosynthesis to continue while the tile is in place. Plywood can never hope to achieve similar results; it simply cannot keep turf as healthy as Terraplas. While the study notes that the plywood did allow for slightly better load dispersion, it’s flimsy composition left splinters all over the turf. The durable HDPE of Terraplas ensures that clean-up will not be necessary after events. We’ve always asserted the superiority of Terraplas to plywood, but now we have science on our side. For superior turf protection, Terraplas is the only solution.

Read the full study here!

Read more about Terraplas products here!

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Checkers Safety Group | NAB 2016

nab artCheckers Safety Group will be exhibiting at this year’s NAB Show from April 18th to the 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Boasting over 1,700 exhibitors and over 100,000 media and entertainment professionals, NAB unleashes the entertainment industry, showcasing dynamic innovation and cutting-edge solutions. With nine different pavilions, each featuring a focus on a different emerging technology, NAB is home to the most exciting trends in the industry.

You’ll be able to find us in Central Hall, at booth #C3327, where we will be displaying our innovative Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector. Its unique design features bright flashing LEDs and a high-visibility lid to eliminate the tripping hazard of traditional cable protectors in darkened backstage areas.

To learn more about the Firefly, click here.

Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

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

sales@checkers-safety.com

Checkers Safety Group | NAB 2016

nab artCheckers Safety Group will be exhibiting at this year’s NAB Show from April 18th to the 21st in Las Vegas, NV. Boasting over 1,700 exhibitors and over 100,000 media and entertainment professionals, NAB unleashes the entertainment industry, showcasing dynamic innovation and cutting-edge solutions. With nine different pavilions, each featuring a focus on a different emerging technology, NAB is home to the most exciting trends in the industry.

You’ll be able to find us in Central Hall, at booth #C3327, where we will be displaying our innovative Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector. Its unique design features bright flashing LEDs and a high-visibility lid to eliminate the tripping hazard of traditional cable protectors in darkened backstage areas.

To learn more about the Firefly, click here.

Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

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

sales@checkers-safety.com

Film Set Safety

Checkers cable protection for film set safetyWith the bright lights and flashy special effects, it’s easy to forget that film sets are just as much work sites as construction zones or factory floors, and as such, film set safety is imperative. This recent article from OH&S reminds us of this, reporting on charges against Foodles Production Ltd over an incident that resulted in an injury to actor and national treasure Harrison Ford during the filming of “The Force Awakens.” Fortunately, Ford escaped the film with only a broken leg, far better off than his character, Han Solo. Still, this unfortunate accident highlights some of the safety hazards in the entertainment industry, hazards that we here at Checkers offer solutions to solve. Below are some of the innovative products we’ve designed with the entertainment industry in mind.

The Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector:

Optimize film set safety in backstage areas with the FireflyCables. In the entertainment industry, you can’t live without them. However, they do pose trip hazards. That’s why our innovative cable protection systems are designed to make it easier to work around cables. Both protecting the cable and preventing slips, trips, and falls, our cable protectors are a must for film set safety where cables are everywhere. While the Firefly is not new to the entertainment scene, its addition to the Checkers family means the addition of the “Dog Bone” connector, and easy integration into our Yellow Jacket and Guard Dog cable protection systems. The LED strips that line the ramps of the Firefly provide lighting in darkened backstage areas, reducing trip hazards substantially.

The Grip Guard Cable Protector:

5-Channel Lightweight Grip GuardFor lightweight solutions, look no further than the Grip Guard. Weighing in at a mere 12.75 lbs. the Grip Guard is the lightest cable protector on the market by a substantial margin. If portability and ease of set-up is a key concern, Grip Guard is the way to go. Boasting a load capacity of 10,000 lbs. the Grip Guard doesn’t sacrifice strength and durability and is still able to handle light vehicles without issues.

The Yellow Jacket AMS System:

Ten47YJAMS Media Power - CroppedWith the amount of cables on a film set, sometimes a five channel cable protector simply isn’t enough to get the job done. That’s why we offer the Yellow Jacket AMS System, a modular cable protection solution that allows for an unlimited number of five channel center sections to be placed together to accommodate an unlimited number of cables. Yellow Jacket is a name known throughout the entertainment industry and is synonymous with high quality, heavy duty cable protection.


Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

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

sales@checkersindustrial.com

Film Set Safety

Checkers cable protection for film set safetyWith the bright lights and flashy special effects, it’s easy to forget that film sets are just as much work sites as construction zones or factory floors, and as such, film set safety is imperative. This recent article from OH&S reminds us of this, reporting on charges against Foodles Production Ltd over an incident that resulted in an injury to actor and national treasure Harrison Ford during the filming of “The Force Awakens.” Fortunately, Ford escaped the film with only a broken leg, far better off than his character, Han Solo. Still, this unfortunate accident highlights some of the safety hazards in the entertainment industry, hazards that we here at Checkers offer solutions to solve. Below are some of the innovative products we’ve designed with the entertainment industry in mind.

The Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector:

Optimize film set safety in backstage areas with the FireflyCables. In the entertainment industry, you can’t live without them. However, they do pose trip hazards. That’s why our innovative cable protection systems are designed to make it easier to work around cables. Both protecting the cable and preventing slips, trips, and falls, our cable protectors are a must for film set safety where cables are everywhere. While the Firefly is not new to the entertainment scene, its addition to the Checkers family means the addition of the “Dog Bone” connector, and easy integration into our Yellow Jacket and Guard Dog cable protection systems. The LED strips that line the ramps of the Firefly provide lighting in darkened backstage areas, reducing trip hazards substantially.

The Grip Guard Cable Protector:

5-Channel Lightweight Grip GuardFor lightweight solutions, look no further than the Grip Guard. Weighing in at a mere 12.75 lbs. the Grip Guard is the lightest cable protector on the market by a substantial margin. If portability and ease of set-up is a key concern, Grip Guard is the way to go. Boasting a load capacity of 10,000 lbs. the Grip Guard doesn’t sacrifice strength and durability and is still able to handle light vehicles without issues.

The Yellow Jacket AMS System:

Ten47YJAMS Media Power - CroppedWith the amount of cables on a film set, sometimes a five channel cable protector simply isn’t enough to get the job done. That’s why we offer the Yellow Jacket AMS System, a modular cable protection solution that allows for an unlimited number of five channel center sections to be placed together to accommodate an unlimited number of cables. Yellow Jacket is a name known throughout the entertainment industry and is synonymous with high quality, heavy duty cable protection.

 


Questions about our products? Contact us:

877-384-6103

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

sales@checkersindustrial.com