1. The Risks Of Offset Crashboxes/Operator Platforms To Workplace Safety

    Nov 24, 2015

    Having the right fall prevention equipment in place is essential for preventing injuries and fatalities due to workplace accidents. In order to minimize the risks associated with offset crashboxes/operator platforms, you must first understand why they are dangerous, and then learn what workplace safety solutions to implement.

  2. 3 Essential Marine Safety Tips To Protect Workers And Reduce Liability

    Nov 19, 2015

    Taking a proactive approach to marine safety not only protects your workers from potentially serious accidents, but it also reduces risks for your company, protecting you from costly damages and penalties.

  3. The Top Safety Challenges Of Your ISO Container Fleet: Part 3

    Nov 17, 2015

    When your employees load and unload ISO containers at your facility, workplace safety is a top concern. Without the proper safety equipment, workers are at risk of serious incidents that may cause injuries or even fatalities. In the final blog of this series, we offer safety solutions to help your company protect employees who load and unload ISO containers.

  4. The Top Safety Challenges Of Your ISO Container Fleet: Part 2

    Nov 12, 2015

    Discover how undefined loading and unloading procedures for isotainers present a serious workplace safety concern for your facility.

  5. The Top Safety Challenges Of Your ISO Container Fleet: Part 1

    Nov 10, 2015

    The chemical industry, the food industry and a variety of others make use of ISO containers, also known as isotainers and seatainers. These are essentially round tanks fixed in rectangular frames to allow for easy stacking on ships. There are a number of safety concerns that must be addressed when loading and unloading ISO containers.

  6. 3 Ways To Improve Fall Prevention At Your Facility

    Nov 05, 2015

    If your company has taken safety precautions against workplace accidents, it is disconcerting when your workers experience close calls. Employees who fall and injure themselves are likely to miss work for a period of time, or even worse, become disabled. You need to continually assess, set goals and seek guidance on your workplace safety strategy. The following three best practices help you minimize the risk of dangerous falls at your facility.

  7. 3 Key Ways To Promote Truck Safety At Your Facility

    Nov 03, 2015

    Loading and unloading goods transported by trucks, while a routine activity for many companies, presents a significant number of safety hazards, including the potential for falling employees, objects and machinery. In order to promote truck safety for your workers, your company should take certain expert-recommended precautions. You must choose the appropriate safety equipment, advocate proper truck spotting and implement employee training.

  8. 3 Key Factors To Consider When Designing Your Loading Rack

    Oct 29, 2015

    Fall prevention equipment is a beneficial solution for companies that need a system to access the tops of truck and rail applications safely. Many loading racks are configurable for single or multiple hatches. While choosing to protect your workforce with safe loading racks is a simple way to improve workplace safety, designing your custom solution may be more complicated. Learn the three key factors to consider when designing your loading rack based on your company’s needs.

  9. Is It Time To Switch Industrial Safety Equipment Vendors?

    Oct 27, 2015

    Investing in the right safety equipment is a decision you should consider carefully. While the benefit of improved workplace safety often justifies the financial costs, you need to work with a vendor who is just as committed to your company’s industrial safety program as you are. Learn more about the characteristics of a high-quality vendor and whether it’s time for you to switch to another safety solutions provider.

  10. Are Portable Platforms Right For Your Work Site Needs?

    Oct 22, 2015

    Providing a safe work site is critical for protecting your workforce against accidents that may cause serious injuries. If you need a more flexible safety solution, portable platforms are often able to meet the specifications of your work site. Learn more about how portable platforms help you meet your work site’s safe access needs.

  11. Why You Should Replace Broken Gangways And Other Safety Equipment

    Oct 20, 2015

    Companies that strive to protect their employees know that injuries on the job often cause time away from work, and fatalities may occur when the proper safety equipment is not in place. Fall prevention equipment such as safe-access gangways reduces the likelihood of serious accidents. But, what do you do when a safety solution is damaged?

  12. Do You Perform Proper Maintenance On Your Industrial Safety Equipment?

    Oct 13, 2015

    Many companies face challenges in maintaining their safety equipment due to time constraints or the fact that equipment is constantly in use. It is critical for the safety of your workers that you perform safety testing on an appropriate timeline.The safety solutions you have invested in could save an employee’s life. Learn how to take care of these vital pieces of equipment:

  13. 3 Approaches To Evaluating Your Safety Equipment Needs

    Oct 08, 2015

    When choosing safety equipment for your facility, the stakes are far too high to trust a one-size-fits-all approach. In order to reduce your company’s risk exposure and maximize value, it’s best to work with a consultant or vendor who has the necessary expertise to tailor a safety solution to your unique situation.

  14. Is Your Fall Prevention Equipment Keeping Your Workers Safe?

    Oct 06, 2015

    In recent years, the leading chemical companies have been raising their internal standards for employee safety, affecting the entire industry.While smaller companies may be reluctant to invest in better fall prevention equipment, they tend to follow the Fortune 500 organizations. No company wants to cut corners that could result in safety hazards, accidents or even deaths, especially when others in the industry have taken steps to prevent those risks.

  15. 4 Steps To Finding The Right Safety Solution For Your Company’s Needs

    Oct 01, 2015

    Given the complexity and variety in today’s manufacturing and industrial processes, it’s hard to find the right safety solution for your company’s specific needs. While a one-size-fits-all approach to safety equipment might solve some of your issues, it could leave you exposed to risk in other areas, and is unlikely to provide maximum value for your business.

  16. Does Your Industrial Safety Equipment Need To Be Replaced?

    Sep 29, 2015

    The safety equipment and industrial machinery used by U.S. manufacturers is older than you likely expect. In recent years, U.S. companies have focused their spending on acquisitions and stock buybacks instead of capital investment. As a result, “the equipment used by many U.S. manufacturers is getting creaky.” But how do you know when it’s time to replace your existing equipment?

  17. 3 Signs You Need More Than Safety Equipment – You Need Services

    Sep 24, 2015

    Safety equipment alone probably isn’t enough to protect your workers, your infrastructure and your company’s productivity. You also need to make sure that your equipment and services are a good match for your needs and integrated with your larger business. Instead of focusing on equipment, look for a vendor who offers safety solutions.

  18. Choosing A Safety Equipment Vendor? 5 Questions To Ask

    Sep 22, 2015

    When you’re planning to purchase safety equipment, it’s important to look beyond the equipment and consider the quality of the vendor When you’re making a significant investment in safety equipment, you get the best results by choosing a vendor who partners with you in a relationship that goes far beyond the initial sale.

  19. 6 Factors That Make Marine Safety A Constant Challenge

    Sep 17, 2015

    Falls and drowning are always concerns when it comes to employee safety in longshoring and marine terminals. But several factors make marine safety particularly challenging, including the constant motion of ships and barges.

  20. Choosing Marine Safety Solutions For Ship And Barge Access

    Sep 15, 2015

    Trying to access a ship or barge for loading and unloading presents several marine safety hazards. The pilot and other crew members need a safe way to get on and off the ship. Workers loading or unloading a barge also need access and fall protection.

  21. How Flatbed Tarping Systems Improve Fall Prevention

    Sep 10, 2015

    If your facility’s throughput depends on flatbed trucks moving cargo, you need to offer the best fall prevention solutions possible. The last thing you want is for a driver to fall from the top of the truck.

  22. 4 Ways To Establish Marine Safety And Ship Loading Success

    Sep 08, 2015

    Increasing marine safety while maintaining optimal production efficiency at your marine terminal is never easy. In order to keep the supply chain moving and meet corporate and OSHA compliance standards, you need to implement safety solutions that maintain the highest workplace safety standards for your marine facility.

  23. Maximize Workplace Safety And Efficiency With A Loading Arm

    Sep 03, 2015

    Many facilities rely on hoses in circumstances where a loading arm would offer greater production efficiency while benefiting workplace safety.Here are a few ways loading arms offer businesses transporting liquid materials a superior option.

  24. 3 Long-Term Benefits Of Workplace Safety Solutions

    Sep 01, 2015

    Workplace safety is about more than meeting corporate safety KPIs and maintaining OSHA compliance. In fact, though acquiring safety solutions such as fall prevention equipment does require an upfront investment, the long-term advantages of preventing accidents at corporate facilities greatly outweigh the costs.

  25. 4 Tips To Boost Workplace Safety And Throughput Efficiency

    Aug 27, 2015

    Maintaining a consistent and efficient throughput is crucial to any production facility’s bottom line. Despite the best intentions of corporations to achieve OSHA compliance and uphold workplace safety standards, production workers occasionally cut corners in order to expedite the production process. So, how should businesses align the demand for rapid, efficient throughput with the need for workplace safety?

  26. A Tale Of Two Facilities: Why Workplace Safety Is Critical

    Aug 25, 2015

    Most corporations have more rigorous workplace safety standards than are required to maintain OSHA compliance. But, what happens when these standards are left to the management teams of various facilities to enforce on their own? Often, the workplace safety protocols and guidelines that come from corporate headquarters are interpreted and implemented in different ways by different facility managers.

  27. 3 Tips For Better Marine Access Safety Practices

    Aug 20, 2015

    Creating better marine safety conditions for a waterfront facility where workers load and unload ships and barges presents a unique set of challenges. Here are three tips to help you improve marine safety at your facility.

  28. Why Workplace Safety And Speed Aren’t Opposing Goals

    Aug 18, 2015

    Whenever a workplace presents significant safety hazards, you must learn to strike a delicate balance between keeping employees safe and getting the job done quickly. Yet, achieving robust workplace safety and maximizing efficiency don’t have to be opposing goals. When you properly invest in the right safety solutions, the speed and efficiency of your workforce increase congruently.

  29. The Secret To A Safer Cement Truck Loading Process

    Aug 13, 2015

    Safely loading a cement truck is unlike any other truck loading process in any industry. While other loading and unloading processes usually only require one stop, cement truck loading involves three stops: opening the top hatch(es), driving under the dry cement loading spout and closing the top hatch(es). What’s the secret to workplace safety in the cement truck loading process? Truck spotting.

  30. Near Misses: How To Leverage Close Calls For Better Safety

    Aug 11, 2015

    Every organization knows it must take action when an accident occurs at its plant or facility.Instead of sweeping near misses under the rug, you must learn to leverage them for a stronger workplace safety culture at your facility.

  31. 4.5 Steps To Ensure Your Truck Spotting Is OSHA Compliant

    Aug 06, 2015

    Proper truck spotting is also one of the hardest practices to instill into your drivers and operators. Here are 4.5 steps to making sure your team’s truck spotting practices are meeting OSHA compliance and preventing fatal falls.

  32. 5 Ways To Implement Fall Prevention At Your Facility

    Aug 04, 2015

    One fatal fall is all it takes to ruin your business and strike a major blow at your bottom line. Not only is fall prevention a matter of safety compliance, but preventing falls also translates into a more efficient workforce that protects human lives.

  33. Why You Can’t Afford To Ignore MSHA Safety Compliance

    Jul 30, 2015

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration is just as critical to workplace safety compliance at your facility as OSHA and internal corporate regulations. In fact, the consequences of an MSHA violation could be worse than for an OSHA citation.

  34. 3 Fast Ways To Avoid OSHA Fines At Your Facility

    Jul 28, 2015

    At your work site, plant or facility, OSHA often isn’t the only safety regulator you have to worry about, but their regulations do have greater financial consequences if you’re found to be out of compliance.

  35. Received A Violation? Two Tips To Improve Safety Compliance

    Jul 23, 2015

    After you’ve had a fall or accident at your facility, a cited safety violation (whether in-house or from OSHA) adds extra sting to an already-distressing situation. Yet, a safety compliance breach is also a learning opportunity to uncover where your facility or work site stands to improve in terms of employee safety.

  36. 3 Steps To More Effective In-House (And OSHA) Compliance

    Jul 21, 2015

    Running your facility keeps you busy enough without the increasing number of workplace safety goals mandated from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and your corporate headquarters. So, how do you strike the balance between ensuring your next safety audit goes well and actually keeping your workers safe in day-to-day operations?

  37. Truck Fall Protection - Flatbeds

    Feb 03, 2014

    Flatbed truck drivers have a dangerous job. Not only do they drive on America’s highways everyday regardless of weather conditions, some of their other job duties are just as dangerous. Believe it or not, something that sounds pretty simple – like covering a load with a tarp – can lead to injury and sometimes even death.

  38. Truck Access Platforms Create Safer Work Areas for Employees

    Jan 13, 2014

    At Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC we design and engineer several types of platforms that give your employees safe access to single or multiple hatches on a variety of tank trucks.

  39. What’s So Great About Gangways?

    Jan 10, 2014

    In their most basic form, gangways are about getting from one place to another when there is no bridge or other permanent access.

  40. Track Pans Help Keep Spills in Check

    Jan 10, 2014

    Rail cars and tank trucks transporting harmful chemicals and fuels are bound by OSHA and the EPA to be prepared for an accidental spill. Drips, spills and overfilling can seep into the ground or run off into a water supply.

  41. Sam Carbis Solutions Group is Now CWB Certified

    Jan 06, 2014

    In order to provide our steel fall protection equipment in Canada, we needed to ensure that we were following Canadian standards, including CSA Standard S16 Design of Steel Structures.

  42. Truck and Rail Safety Cages – Proper Protection with Room to Move

    Jan 02, 2014

    A well-designed safety cage for tank truck or rail car will protect your operators and give them enough room to perform their job.

  43. Top 10 Reasons Loading Arms are Better than Hoses

    Dec 10, 2013

    While there will be times when hoses are the best tool for the job, loading arms are often the preferred method for safely loading and unloading product as it pertains to the operator and the environment.

  44. Purchasing a Chemical Feed System

    Jul 18, 2013

    Chemical feed systems have to be extremely precise as well as safe to operate – after all your employees are working with chemicals and many of those chemicals can be extremely dangerous when not handled properly. Also, the system is feeding one product into another to create a new product that needs to be of the highest quality.

  45. Hydraulic Fracturing – Setting Rules and Regulations for Safer Processes

    Jul 11, 2013

    The United States has plenty of natural gas reserves trapped in shale formations around the country at a time when we desperately need clean energy resources to be more self-sufficient. Very convenient, but not without a flurry of controversy on the method of extraction – horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

  46. Chemical Blending, Mixing, and Transfer Skids Custom Designed for Superior Job Performance and Safet

    Jun 11, 2013

    Skid mounted equipment works well for blending, mixing and transferring toxic chemicals. That’s because everything is contained in one place, all parts are easily accessible, and most importantly, your operators are safe from exposure to hazardous chemicals.

  47. Fall Prevention Beats Fall Arrest Every Time

    May 30, 2013

    Fall prevention is important for several reasons, the first being that it will prevent a fall that can lead to death. That’s pretty darn important. But even if a worker avoids death from a fall, there are injuries that can kill later.

  48. Fuel Transloading Terminal Must Meet Stringent Safety Standards

    May 28, 2013

    Transloading fuels is a tricky business that can become deadly in a matter of seconds if your workers don’t have the proper setup or training.

  49. Rail Loading Racks Provide Workers with Safer Access

    May 24, 2013

    Working four feet or higher above the ground requires special equipment. Believe it or not, a fall from that height can cause serious damage and sometimes even death. Fall prevention equipment that meets OSHA, industry, and local safety standards is required for any type of work that takes place at elevations four feet or higher – that includes loading/offloading rail cars.

  50. Transloading Safely To and From Tanker Trucks

    May 22, 2013

    There are several instances in which trucks will be used to carry crude oil and other fuels or fluids to a different location. Tanker trucks usually get oil from storage tanks and take it to a loading terminal to transload the fuel into railcars. Depending on the distance to the refinery or pipeline connection, the tank truck may be able to take the shipment the entire way. However, if the drive will be a long one, it is more cost effective to do things the old-fashioned way and transload the product onto railcars.

  51. Four Types Of Structural Equipment That Enhance On The Job Safety

    May 21, 2013

    Structural equipment is designed to be strong enough to withstand outdoor use regardless of weather. It will also enhance job safety for your company’s operators by providing fall prevention and in the case of canopies, protection from the weather.

  52. Transloading Crude Oil from Tanker Truck to Rail Car

    May 16, 2013

    Transloading is the term used for the process that takes place when a shipment must be transferred from one mode of transportation to another. Transloading is often used in the oil industry because the pipelines to the refineries are in the south so if the well head is somewhere else in the country, the oil has to travel there. Transloading takes place when one type of transportation can’t make the entire journey or it may be more cost effective to transfer the shipment from one mode to another. Usually product (in this scenario it’s crude oil) is transloaded from tank trucks into about 120 connected railcars. Using railcars to carry product may sound old fashioned but it’s still the most consistently effective way to transport lots of products including crude oil.

  53. Five Fall Prevention Products for Safer Truck Access

    May 13, 2013

    Keeping workers safe is the responsibility of every employer. Here we discuss five products that can help keep workers who access the tops of trucks safer everyday while they work.

  54. A Mobile Transloader from Carbis Fluid Handling Lets You Work Safely Pretty Much Anywhere

    May 13, 2013

    Usually transloading terminals are permanent structures but what if your company doesn’t have the budget for a stationary terminal? What if you want to be mobile and have the versatility to go to different job sites?

  55. Biofuels – An Excellent Alternative Energy Source

    May 08, 2013

    One of the great things about biofuels is that they don’t possess the level of greenhouse gases that fossil fuels do. They’re also attractive because they can help the US meet some of its energy needs that are currently being supplied by foreign countries. Domestic supply is certainly preferable as it can supply more jobs for Americans.

  56. Packaged Skid Mounted Loading Systems Solve Many Safety Issues

    May 08, 2013

    Skid mounted loading systems have lots of plusses. They’re ideal for use with hazardous chemicals because they ensure safe handling and accuracy in measuring product due to their excellent filtration, pumps, valves, grounding, accurate metering and more.

  57. Diesel Exhaust Fluid Helps Destroy Harmful Exhaust Emissions for Cleaner Air Quality

    May 06, 2013

    Diesel Exhaust Fluid, also referred to as DEF, is a clear, non-flammable liquid made using a solution of 32.5% high-purity urea in 67.5% de-mineralized water. DEF is non-hazardous and is neither a fuel nor a fuel additive. If Diesel Exhaust Fluid comes into contact with skin or clothing, no worries, it can be washed off with water. The urea used in DEF is created synthetically from ammonia and carbon dioxide (CO2) and is often found in products we use every day including cosmetics, hair conditioner, and adhesives.

  58. Skid or Transloader Which Should You Choose for Fluid Transfer?

    May 03, 2013

    Fluid handling is a dangerous business. Your system operators really have to know what they are doing when loading and offloading chemicals, crude oil, liquefied natural gas and other fluids.

  59. Hoses or Loading Arms – What Works Best?

    Apr 23, 2013

    There’s more than one way to achieve a desired end result. Sometimes methods are employed because of history, budgets, purpose, preference, and/or safety. When loading and unloading tanker trucks and rail cars there’s more than one way to move product, too.

  60. 7 Factors that Contribute to Flatbed Driver Falls

    Apr 22, 2013

    Having a job as a flatbed driver is dangerous for many reasons. Often more harmful than driving accidents, are falls. Falls can cause head, neck and shoulder injuries and even death.

  61. Accurately Measure Liquids and Gases with the Proper Flow Meter

    Apr 20, 2013

    When transloading liquids, measurements need to be highly accurate for both the seller’s purposes as well as the buyer’s. This is why flow meters exist – to measure the flow rate of certain liquids or gases and correctly determine the amount of product being transferred.

  62. All Types of Tarps

    Apr 12, 2013

    Flatbed trailers are perfect for carrying all types of loads whether heavy, unusually shaped, or oversized. When the load consists of product that could be damaged by grit, grime or weather, tarps are used as protection.

  63. Proper Bonding & Grounding Protects Workers

    Apr 03, 2013

    It’s impossible to completely eradicate static electricity – it’s everywhere. And when your job is dealing with flammable liquids one tiny spark can cause a whole lot of damage. Before a driver begins pouring, filtering, pumping, or mixing any flammable liquids, proper bonding and grounding must take place.

  64. The Fall Protection Hierarchy Helps You Improve Worker Safety

    Feb 25, 2013

    When it comes to safety on the job, the first thing your company should do is evaluate all job duties and be aware of the safety issues for each. This way the company addresses safety options up front instead of simply reacting to them after an accident has occurred. A job performed at heights creates added danger so at Carbis we urge each company and worker to make him/herself knowledgeable about the hierarchy of fall protection.

  65. To Improve Fall Protection on the Job – Plan Ahead

    Feb 21, 2013

    When buying and using fall prevention equipment, there are several issues to take into consideration ensuring you have the proper equipment to do the job well and with no slips, trips, falls or other injuries.

  66. Versatile Skid-Mounted Heating and Cooling Systems Work for Several Applications

    Feb 20, 2013

    One of the great things about transfer skids is that they are versatile enough to be used for different temperature applications. For hot and cold extremes there are Heat Transfer Skids and Cooling Skids both of which have varied uses.

  67. Skid Mounted Loading Systems Provide More Accurate and Safer Loading Capabilities for Your Company

    Feb 20, 2013

    Because they’re specifically designed to move hazardous liquids like biodiesel, caustic and ethanol, loading skids provide safer material handling.

  68. The Importance of Using Properly Conditioned Feedwater in Boiler Feedwater Systems

    Feb 19, 2013

    Boiler Feedwater Systems use water to “feed” a boiler in order to generate steam or hot water. Depending on the industry needs for a feedwater system can differ. What we’re addressing today is an instance when feedwater is stored, pre-heated and conditioned in a feedwater tank before it goes into the boiler by way of a feedwater pump.

  69. How to Know if Your Loading Rack Needs an Update

    Feb 13, 2013

    If loading racks came with expiration dates it would be easy to tell when you needed addressing. But because they don’t it can be difficult sometimes to know when one needs updating. Maybe the current loading rack got to the jobsite before you did and you may not really know what it was designed to do. Or maybe your company’s loading rack has seen better days after many years of service.

  70. Diesel Exhaust Fluid Helps Eliminate Nitrogen Oxide Emissions

    Feb 11, 2013

    Diesel Exhaust Fluid or DEF for short is a clear, non-hazardous and non-flammable liquid. It is neither a fuel, nor a fuel additive but it works with Selective Catalytic Reduction systems (SCRs) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel exhaust. DEF is made up of 32.5% high-purity urea and the rest is de-mineralized water.

  71. Fall Protection Hierarchy Helps You Make the Best Choice for Worker Safety

    Oct 22, 2012

    By law there are certain rules that companies have to follow. Worker safety is one of the most important. Protective and preventative measures help keep workers safe while performing dangerous job tasks involving heights and other hazards. Companies need to be well versed in OSHA and other safety regulations. Also, job tasks should be evaluated on a regular basis to see where improvements can be made.

  72. Frightened About Fracking? Don’t Be.

    Oct 18, 2012

    Techniques including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling can help make it possible for the United States to be more independent when it comes to our oil and natural gas supply. We have vast oil reserves that have gone untapped until these techniques were established.

  73. Take the Time to Ensure Proper Bonding & Grounding

    Oct 10, 2012

    Static electricity is everywhere so it may not seem like that big of a deal unless you’re surrounded by explosive chemicals. Even then drivers and other workers may become complacent and believe they don’t need to take the time to make sure their vehicle is properly grounded or bonded. But that is very dangerous and very wrong! Don’t let your drivers skip this life-saving step. Just one tiny spark is all it takes to create a huge disaster that can damage property, start fires and severely injure or kill workers.

  74. Loading Skids Systems that Solve Chemical Transloading Issues

    Oct 08, 2012

    A gas processing company near Chicago, Illinois processes and refines raw gases then sells them to other companies. Some of their products include propane, butane and natural gas.

  75. Skid Mounted Systems for Metering & Feeding Chemicals

    Oct 04, 2012

    If you own a company that deals with chemicals there’s always some risk involved when feeding and metering. You definitely don’t want any leaks or spills. That’s why you need the proper equipment to handle these chemicals safely, correctly and accurately in every situation.

  76. Loading Platform Accessories Help Get the Job Done – Gangways, Swing Gates & Cement Safety Cages

    Sep 27, 2012

    There are many products that will help keep your employees safer on the loading platform. Here we discuss a few of them and why they’re so important.

  77. What the Heck is Fracking and How Will It Profit America?

    Sep 20, 2012

    If you haven’t already heard the term “fracking” you will soon. There’s a lot of controversy over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but just like any beneficial solution it can have negative consequences if businesses are not made to follow the rules and perform the job correctly.

  78. Fall Arrest Systems and Flammable Liquids Are a Deadly Mix

    Sep 14, 2012

    Because tank trucks and rail cars come in different configurations, there can be inconsistent use of guardrails on loading and unloading platforms. So companies are given some leeway in implementing what is most appropriate. However, OSHA is clear on one rule and that is “safety belts and lanyards should not be used when loading flammable liquids because the employee should be able to move freely in case of a fire.”

  79. Save Lives by Properly Grounding and Bonding Tank Trucks & Rail Cars

    Sep 11, 2012

    Static electricity – it sounds pretty innocuous but imagine what could happen when a seemingly insignificant spark comes into contact with an explosive liquid. A split second is all it takes for a tiny spark to create a full-blown disaster.

  80. Spill Containment Protects Your Business And The Environment From Costly Chemical Damage

    Sep 07, 2012

    Treating the earth with respect has become a big priority. We only have one planet so people and businesses must make the effort to take care of it. Preventing a chemical spill does just that – it protects the environment and the population plus it keeps your company from paying large monetary fines.

  81. Hydraulic Fracturing Approved to Take Place in North Carolina in 2014

    Sep 06, 2012

    In his State of the Union address at the beginning of this year, President Obama voiced his approval of hydraulic fracturing as a viable means for the U.S. to take advantage of its natural resources and become less dependent on foreign oil and gas sources. Not everyone is in favor though. In July, 2012 North Carolina governor, Bev Purdue vetoed legislation allowing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state of North Carolina. Then lawmakers passed legislation over Governor Perdue’s veto that WILL allow fracking as soon as late 2014.

  82. Custom Designed Skid-Mounted Chemical Feed Systems

    Sep 06, 2012

    Chemical feed systems are certainly no impulse buy, so make sure your company’s costly investment is built to perform exactly the way you need it to. Issues with substandard equipment can cause major headaches for your company: reduced throughput, high corrosion rates, inferior chemical control, inconsistent quality and potential danger to people and equipment.

  83. Save Lives by Properly Grounding and Bonding Tank Trucks & Rail Cars

    Sep 06, 2012

    Static electricity – it sounds pretty innocuous but imagine what could happen when a seemingly insignificant spark comes into contact with an explosive liquid. A split second is all it takes for a tiny spark to create a full-blown disaster.

  84. Will Hydraulic Fracturing Poison America’s Groundwater?

    Aug 28, 2012

    You might be surprised to know that America actually has large oil reserves trapped deep underground in non-porous shale rock. Until horizontal drilling and fracking came along these reserves could not be breached.

  85. Truck Loading Terminals Customized To Encompass Your Needs

    Aug 28, 2012

    Two of the best things about getting a complete truck loading terminal from a turnkey business like Carbis is that (1) all the parts work together seamlessly and (2) you have the peace of mind knowing that everything was designed, constructed and tested in one place.

  86. Flatbed Fall Prevention Adds Safety and Ease to Tarping Flatbed Loads

    Aug 27, 2012

    Flatbed truck drivers have a dangerous job driving on America’s highways everyday. But this is not the only danger drivers encounter. Covering a load with a tarp may sound like a simply task, but it can lead to injury and often death.

  87. Platforms, Catwalks and Stair Towers – Fall Prevention for Safety at Heights

    Aug 23, 2012

    Working above ground level is always risky. That’s why there’s OSHA compliant fall prevention from Carbis. We construct platforms, catwalks and stair towers that can withstand industrial and stand up to weather. This equipment allows workers to be able to move about freely by providing a sturdy walking surface and guardrails to prevent falls.

  88. Transloading – Efficiently Moving Crude Oil to the Refinery

    Aug 21, 2012

    In America’s search to find more crude oil at home, companies have had to travel to places previously not breached; partly because there has been no way to get to the oil and partly because there is no pipeline that runs the expanse of the country.

  89. Let Loading Arms Do All Your Transloading Work

    Aug 16, 2012

    Hoses and loading arms are the two most popular products for loading/offloading tank trucks and rail cars. Each option has its purpose as far as moving product, ease of use and increased throughput.

  90. Avoid the Dangers of Harness Hang Syndrome with Proper Fall Prevention Equipment

    Aug 14, 2012

    Fall arrest systems should not be used if at all possible. Try to find a workaround if at all possible by referencing the Hierarchy of Fall Protection – using either fall restraint or fall prevention to perform a job with a higher level of safety. You just might save the life of one of your employees.

  91. Fall Protection Hierarchy – Striving to Omit Hazards on the Job

    Aug 10, 2012

    Safety on the job should always be your company’s first concern. You might think it should be profits, but you’ll lose a great deal of your profits if fall prevention is not your first objective. Falls and other on the job injuries cost your company in manpower, time and money. Protective and preventative measures need to be in place to keep your workers safe while performing jobs involving heights and other safety hazards.

  92. Extracting and Transporting Our Own Crude Oil Can Make The U.S. Less Dependent on Foreign Sources

    Aug 08, 2012

    America’s dependency on foreign oil combined with the skyrocketing prices of that oil have forced us to look in our own backyard for new sources and come up with ways to reach sources we know are there but have been inaccessible until now. Thanks to progress in drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology the U.S. is working daily to be less dependent on foreign oil.

  93. Structural Pipe Racks for Optimal Stability and Product Throughput

    Aug 06, 2012

    Pipe racks, also called pipe bridges, offer your business long-lasting stability while supporting the load of heavy pipes. It’s amazing how much weight these structural pipe racks can hold. But one thing to remember is – the heavier the load, the more hazardous it can be, so it’s imperative that safety measures are in place and followed.

  94. Safer Ship Access with Stage Gangways

    Aug 03, 2012

    From tankers to bulk carriers to barges, the main theme for all these vessels is safety. Whether for passengers or workers, access and egress should be safe and free of obstacles.

  95. Gain Safe Access When Your Ship Comes In - Ship Tower Gangways

    Jul 30, 2012

    As we discussed last week, working on a ship has its dangers and these dangers are nothing to take lightly. Today we discuss accessing a ship safely with fall prevention equipment including Ship Towers and Gangways.

  96. Marine Loading Arms for Safer Loading and Offloading

    Jul 25, 2012

    Every job has its hazards – some more than others. If your work place is a ship whether bulk carrier, tanker, barge or multi-purpose vessel you still need to get your job done efficiently, correctly and safely just like any worker. However, your floating office lends itself to a few more hazards than the average worker.

  97. Aircraft Maintenance Safety

    Jul 20, 2012

    Many of the blog posts on this site refer to tanker trucks and rail cars fall protection and access systems — but fall prevention is also essential for those who maintain aircraft. Today we talk about particular safety systems for airplanes and helicopters in both the commercial and military fields.

  98. Fall Protection – Some of the issues to consider

    Jul 18, 2012

    Some of the issues that have to be considered in determining the correct fall protection systems are listed...more.

  99. Fall Prevention and Safety in a Warehouse Setting

    Jul 16, 2012

    Each job site is different yet all have something in common and that is the need for worker and visitor safety. For the duties pertaining to warehouse work there are products specifically designed to help you improve safety and increase throughput for your workers.

  100. Flatbed Tarping — Are YOU Doing it Safely?

    Jul 11, 2012

    Tarping flatbed loads is more difficult and dangerous when it’s done manually. Walking on top of unstable or uneven loads is a risk that driver’s should never attempt because it can lead to fatal falls. Sometimes even the tarps themselves can be heavy, as much as 150 pounds, and hard to manage causing ergonomic issues. If it happens to be raining, sleeting or snowing a slippery plastic tarp can become deadly.