Workplace Safety Articles and News


The Ultimate Guide to Custom Cable Protectors

Checkers custom cable protector for Sunbelt

Cable protectors are more than simple covers. They’re crucial tools for ensuring safety, durability, and accessibility at major events, gatherings, and venues.  

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Cable Management: How to Choose Cable Protectors for Large-Scale Events and Gatherings

Large scale concert with lots of people in audience

Events or places hosting large-scale gatherings, such as concerts, sports contests, conferences, weddings, music and beer festivals, conventions, and amusement parks–where crowds convene– often require miles of electrical cords, extension cords, wires, and cables.

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How to Choose a Cable Protector that Complies with ADA/DDA Industry Regulations

ADA cable protector in use during an event

Cable protectors are an essential part of workplace safety. They protect equipment, which offers many benefits. But they also make offices and job sites safer for workers.

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Light-Duty vs. Heavy-Duty Cable Protectors: Which is Best for Cable Management?

Cable protectors line the ground in front of fencing at an event site

Cable protectors are used to safeguard valuable cords, wires, and hoses from physical damage, and to provide a safe pathway for workers and vehicles to cross over them. They can also be used to prevent slips, trips, and falls in the workplace, reducing workers compensation claims. 

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How to Fix Soil Erosion in High Traffic Areas

Checkers GEOGrid System helps control erosion

Uncontrolled erosion in high traffic areas like gravel parking lots can have disastrous consequences. The GeoGrid system from Checkers is designed to prevent soil erosion in highly trafficked areas like parking lots and driveways.

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Erosion Control for Sloped Gravel Driveways

Checkers GEOGrid System

Sloped gravel driveways are particularly susceptible to erosion. Over time, draining rainwater or snowmelt can deteriorate gravel driveways. If erosion control measures are not implemented, uneven driveways could lead to damaged vehicles or injuries. Ground stabilization systems are designed to provide erosion control on sloped gravel driveways.

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A Guide to Ground Protection Matting Brands

Checkers ground protection mats

Ground protection mats are intended to provide stabilization, temporary accesses, and turf protection for heavy vehicles and equipment in a wide range of working contexts, including construction, landscaping, utilities and entertainment applications. For more than 30 years, Checkers ground protection mats have been the go-to solution for protecting sensitive lawns or agricultural areas from being damaged by vehicle or foot traffic.

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The Benefits of Non-Conductive Cable Protectors

non-conductive cable protectors

Cable protectors are intended to secure loose cables and hoses in crowded areas in order to prevent injuries resulting from slips and falls. Cable protectors will also help protect sensitive cables from being damaged by vehicles, carts or foot traffic. Using cable protectors that incorporate a non-conductive construction is intended to insulate cables and protect personnel or pedestrians from heat accumulation or electric shock.Cable protectors are designed to safely house sensitive cables and hoses in order to prevent trips and falls as well as provide safe crossing for vehicles or heavy equipment. 

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Comparing Urethane and Rubber Cable Protectors

Cable protectors are designed to safely house sensitive cables and hoses in order to prevent trips and falls as well as provide safe crossing for vehicles or heavy equipment. Cable protectors incorporate different designs depending on their intended application. Rubber cable protectors are flexible and easy to deploy in light-duty contexts. In contrast, cable protectors with a urethane construction are more suited for environments with heavy equipment or high levels of foot traffic.

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