Checkers Safety Group | ATSSA Traffic Expo 2017

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at this year’s anCheckers exhibiting at ATSSA Traffic Expo 2017nual ATSSA Traffic Expo from February 10th – 14th in Phoenix, AZ. ATSSA is the premier road safety event in America. It’s always a great opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in the traffic safety industry. You can find us at booth #312, where we’ll be displaying our newest product, the sequential barricade light.

Monster sequential barricade lights on display

This exciting product is the result of our recent partnership with Pi Variables, and we can’t wait for you all to see it. These innovative barricade lights utilize a radio frequency to communicate with one another, allowing them to guide traffic more effectively than conventional barricade lights. To learn more about these great sequential lights, and our new partnership with Pi Variables, click here.Monster sequential barricade light

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Checkers Safety Group | MINExpo 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at MINExpo from September 26th-28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. We here at Checkers are extremely excited about this show, as it only happens once every MINExpo2016four years, and is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our top of the line safety products in front of an international audience of mining professionals. This year, MINExpo will feature over 16,000 companies exhibiting in 12 different halls, making it the largest mining show in the world. Products from our Linebacker, Monster, and TuffTrak brands will be on display, including our heavy duty access mats.

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Product Spotlight: Cyclone Whip

Monster cyclone whipWhile our standard All-Purpose Whips are not lacking for brightness, sometimes a little extra visibility can go a long way. That’s where our Cyclone Whip comes in. This unique whip is made from the same high strength resin as our standard whips, but features an LED strip that is wrapped around the pole and covered with clear heat shrink to prevent water damage to the LEDs. A typical whip only features a light at the top, but the Cyclone’s additional LEDs light it up with a brilliance that makes it impossible to miss. When night falls, the Cyclone is transformed from a highly visible rod to a thick beam of light, as demonstrated by the photo on the right. In early tests we actually had tone down the brightness of the LEDs, as the light was blinding drivers who looked in the rear-view mirror, speaking to the extreme visibility of this whip. Several LED colors are available of course; white, amber, and blue LEDs are all available to light up your job site. To view the specs for the Cyclone Whip, click here.

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Runway Run Away

LCheckers urethane aviation chocksast week, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a report detailing the March 31 incident when a Malaysia Airlines A330 collided with an aerobridge at Melbourne Airport. The report found that the collision was caused by a miscommunication between the pilot and the ground crews, in which the parking brake was released after the wheel chocks had been removed. During the inspection, the captain engaged the parking brake, at which point the ground crews removed the chocks. However, after the inspection the pilot disengaged the parking break, believing the chocks were still in place. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the accident, but repairs to both the plane and the aerobridge were necessary and no doubt costly. This unfortunate incident highlights two of the most important aspects of occupational safety: procedure and communication. Had the captain and the ground crews communicated more clearly and directly, the whole situation could have been avoided. Likewise, if proper procedure had been followed, the damages could have been prevented. Situations like these are the reason many of our chocks feature molded-in ANSI Z535.4 compliant guidelines: we understand how important it is to be able to reference correct procedure and follow it. When the guidelines are molded into the chock, it eliminates any doubt as to whether the procedure is being followed, and helps professionals in various industries do their jobs with complete confidence in their job site safety. Additionally, we offer a free wheel chock user guide, with helpful guidelines and diagrams explaining and demonstrating proper chocking procedures to maximize safety. A PDF version is available for download here.

When it comes to our aviation chocks, in particular, a major reason to choose Monster is the light weight of our urethane models. Rubber and metal chocks are much heavier and harder to transport, making the nuance of their positioning harder to achieve. Our models are easy to move and position, without sacrificing the strength necessary to get the job done. The A330, the model of aircraft involved in the Melbourne Airport collision, has a maximum takeoff weight of 242 metric tonnes. This aircraft could be safely chocked with our AC6800 Series Chocks, the heaviest of which weighs less than 20 lbs.! Don’t skimp on safety when it comes to chocking large vehicles; as we’ve seen in Melbourne, a small mistake can turn into a costly crash.

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Checkers is Rebranding!

Checkers is rebranding to feature a power brand structureAs those who have visited our website in the past few days have no doubt noticed, Checkers is rebranding! It all starts at the top of the page with our new, sleek logo and name: Checkers Safety Group. In 2015, we acquired seven different companies, all bringing different safety solutions to the marketplace, and as such, the “industrial safety products” portion of our name had to be altered. “Safety Group” emphasizes our mission: to provide revolutionary product designs and visionary safety solutions that protect people, assets, and the environment. The change from our yellow logo to our new green one symbolizes our commitment to sustainability, focus on social responsibility, and our continued growth in the safety industry. 

Also new with our rebrand is the addition of our Power Brands. We believe that by marketing our services under four powerful brands with a long history of success we will have even greater marketplace impact. As a result, we will be able to provide even more value to our customers. Our four Power Brands focus on ground level safety solutions.

  • Notrax® Mats For Professional Use offers a range of ergonomic, entrance, anti-fatigue, and safety mats for industrial, commercial and food service environments. Notrax is one of the largest integrated manufacturers of floor matting products in the world.
  • TuffTrak® Ground Protection Solutions boasts a range of light, medium and heavy-duty outdoor ground and turf protection products, such as temporary access roadways, platforms, and flooring for special events.
  • Monster® Motion Safety deals with products for “motion related” activities, such as vehicular and pedestrian traffic safety with the original range of wheel chocks, warning whips, beacon lights, and parking stops.
  • Linebacker® Cable Management focuses on cable management systems, cable ramps, and hose bridges. Cable management systems are used in a multitude of industries to prevent damage to cables and hoses as well as to protect pedestrians and vehicles from being exposed to the cables.

To read more about the rebrand, click here for the full press release. The press release can be found in PDF format here.

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Checkers Safety Group | Cine Gear 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at Cine Gear 2016 from June 2nd to the 5th, in Los Angeles, CA. Cine Gear is the premier annual trade show for professionals in the technology, entertainment and media industries. Not only a trade show, Cine Gear features film series competition screenings, seminars, and master classes, making it a crucial destination all things entertainment. Checkers has become a staple at Cine Gear, displaying our signature cable protectors, including the Yellowjacket for nineteen years running.

New this year, we will be displaying our innovative Firefly Illuminated Cable Protector. This product is designed for the entertainment industry and features flashing LEDs molded into the sturdy, polyurethane construction to eliminate the tripping hazards in darkened backstage areas. To get a look at these exciting cable protectors, stop by booth #19.

To learn more about the Firefly, click 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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