Entries by Todd McFall

Winter Driving

DRIVING ON SNOWY OR ICY ROADS Slow down. Drive the conditions, not the speed limit. Avoid doing anything suddenly, such as lane changing or braking. When slowing down or stopping, begin slowing well in advance of your normal slowing or stopping distance. Pump the brake pedal if you don’t have Antilock Brake System (ABS). If […]

Seven Common Accident Causes

Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 accidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe Acts cause four times as many accidents & injuries as unsafe conditions. Accidents occur for many reasons. In most industries people tend to look for “things” to blame when an accident happens, because it’s easier […]

Preventing the Flu

According to CDC, the best way to avoid coming down with the flu is to get vaccinated. Beginning with that step, here the actions you can take to avoid the cold and flu bug and stay healthy this season: Get the flu shot now. Don’t wait to get vaccinated until outbreaks hit. It takes about […]

Come-A-Longs & Chain Hoist Safety

Hand operated hoists have many applications in rigging work. Typical applications include hoisting pipe or duct into position for welding or bolting, moving machinery, and lifting engines or equipment during repairs. These devices are simple to operate but misuse can result in sudden failure, property damage, and serious injury. Some things to keep in mind […]