Is Your Air Brake System DOT Compliant?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) holds a high standard for over-the-road vehicles using air brake systems. Heavy-duty vehicles that travel on the roadways, such as semi tractors and trailers and buses, require DOT-approved air brake systems, and each component of air brake systems must comply with DOT standards. Other heavy-duty vehicles, like agricultural and off-road equipment, that use air brakes may not require DOT approval.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Cutting Tools

You may have heard the phrase, "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." If you work closely with cutting tools, you may think using the tool is simple as picking a drill bit, chucking it up, and going to work. But what if you think familiarity means you can skip best practices? Our goal is to provide knowledge to keep you safe as you use cutting tools. While the following do’s and don’ts may seem like common sense, most accidents happen when we do things we know we shouldn’t do. 
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How to Prevent Falls in your Workplace

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of death in the workplace? That’s why September 22 through September 28 has been named National Fall Prevention Week. While your employer should be taking the necessary steps to ensure your safety, there are also things you can do to make sure you avoid falls.
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