Accidents happen, but oftentimes they can be avoided by asking ourselves one big question before starting each day: “What can hurt me today?” Why is this question so imperative? And is it really worth pausing to think about?Continue reading
What To Do If You Get In A Car Accident
Whether we want to think about it or not, our chances of dying in an auto accident are great. In fact, the US Department of Transportation reported that 9,560 people died in traffic accidents in the first quarter of 2022. This is an increase of seven percent over the previous year! So, how do you avoid becoming part of this alarming statistic and what should you do after an accident has already happened?Continue reading
Reel Guard Makes Local Paper Mill a Safer Place to Work
At FCM, we love to help our clients provide safe environments for their employees. One way we do that is by creating guards that prevent workers from getting caught in dangerous mechanisms, like the reel pictured above.
This reel helps supply energy to Domtar’s paper mill in Ashdown, Ark. It uses a pulley system to move a hopper full of coal to an awning that is attached to the coal boiler. As you can probably imagine, if something malfunctioned and someone got stuck in the reel, or even pulled into it, they could be severely injured or possibly even killed.
That’s why we were commissioned to build this new safety guard out of 1/8-inch aluminum and coated it in a special safety yellow colored polyurethane paint that not only makes it more durable, but it also gives it a glossy appearance that makes it highly visible and helps protect the mechanism from rust. This particular model is 43-inches wide, 55-inches deep, and 22-inches tall, but we can really build them in any size clients may need.
Now that this guard is installed, it is not only a beautiful addition to the mill, but it protects the reel from the elements, makes the workplace safer, and eliminates a potential hazard for the workers.
[Safety Manager Nikita Griffin contributed to this article.]
Hand Sanitizer vs. Hand Washing: Which Should You Be Doing?
Let’s face it, since the pandemic began, we all seem to be on information overload. And lately there’s one question that seems to be popping up with increasing frequency: Should we wash our hands or use hand sanitizer?Continue reading
Save Time and Money with FCM’s Roll-Around Tool Box
If you’re a business owner, you undoubtedly try to run a tight ship. One of the best ways to do that is to stay organized. Who needs their employees searching high and low for the tools they need to do their job? As our fearless leader is often heard saying, “Time is money.” That’s where we come in. With the right tool storage, we can save your organization’s resources by protecting your equipment, time, and even your bottom line. Continue reading
Aluminum Coupling Guards
One of our customers’ favorite and most requested products are our standard Coupling Guards. Continue reading