Whenever you see a set of stairs, you can be assured its construction was carefully considered. Each set has to meet certain standards before it’s made available for use. But with so many types of stairs, how can you tell which standards yours need to follow? Stairs can be designed to comply with different regulations […]
The most cited OSHA standard in 2015 concerns fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501). Slips, trips and falls should of course be avoided in any workplace, but they are especially dangerous for those working from a height. This increased risk means it is essential for employees on roofs to have access to proper safety equipment. A […]
Earlier this year, Nestle Waters North America, the nation’s leading water bottling company, opened a massive, two-line water bottling facility in McBee, SC. Inside the 200,000-square-foot facility, the fully automated machinery occupies a large footprint. While the layout is ideal for bottling, pedestrian access is less than ideal in certain locations. If the equipment were […]
Few people understand the consequences of work-related injuries better than the health care professionals who treat them. Seeing firsthand the effects of jobsite slips, trips and falls makes it immediately clear that safety should always be a top priority. That’s why the management at a large Springfield hospital takes every measure necessary to protect the […]
ErectaStep is proud to be a part of making NASA’s Commercial Crew Program possible. The goal of this initiative is to return human spaceflight launches to American soil. In order to make this goal a reality, NASA asked private companies to develop human spaceflight systems – and that’s exactly what Boeing did. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner […]
What do you consider “waste” in your facility or plant? Excess energy or water? A worker who isn’t busy throughout the day? According to the Lean approach, it’s more than that. Anything that isn’t an action or process that your customer would be willing to pay for is waste. That means extra products sitting on inventory shelves are considered waste. So are extra steps…
At ErectaStep, we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve. Whether it’s a technique to make our products safer or a new technology that can help us be leaner on the factory floor, we work to incorporate the innovations that make us better.
We can tell you all day long that our stairs and platform systems are incredibly mobile, repurposable and easy to put together. But such modifiers can only go so far. We think a better way to get a sense of how these systems truly benefit companies is through real-life examples.
Come August, there will be a new batch of OSHA rules and regulations going into effect. How will you know which ones impact you and how to decipher the new guidelines? Here, we’ve summarized the key updates to note, and what to pay attention to in the coming weeks.
Q&A with an ErectaStep Employee: Colby Huggins, Team Leader Two big things we pride ourselves on here at ErectaStep are our safety principles and the incredible career advancements our employees have achieved. We invest heavily in our people, as we know they’re our greatest assets as a company. With this post, we begin our employee […]
At ErectaStep, we pride ourselves on improving workplace efficiency. That’s one of the reasons why our product has so many configurations — to account for each unique working challenge you and your employees may be facing.
Every job site has its share of potential challenges that could impact safety. It’s up to the project managers to implement effective fall protection that meets those challenges. Employees trust their employer to provide a safe working environment — and that’s where appropriate fall protection equipment does the job.
There are some very dangerous places in this world that workers still need to access. When you’re working high above the ground, a fall or slip is not only dangerous, but fatal. Companies can’t afford to put their employees in harm’s way. They must use fall protection that works. OSHA insists that working equipment be […]
What makes ErectaStep and its parent company, SixAxis, leaders in today’s manufacturing world? Much of it has to do with the “customer-first” approach we take to configuring, building and selling our products. But Forbes may say it best: “Rob Honeycutt’s success defies so many conventions within the entrepreneurial canon that it’s hard to pick which […]
Company continues to pioneer mass customization of industrial safety-compliance and fall-protection solutions Andrews, S.C., March 16, 2016 ErectaStep LLC – the leader in on-demand OSHA-compliant stairs, crossovers and work platforms – is introducing higher, stronger system configurations at MODEX, “The Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth.” MODEX takes place April 4-7 in Atlanta, GA, and ErectaStep […]