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What to know about ADA Ramps and Cable Protectors

ADA ramps are cable-protection ramps designed to provide an easier crossing for wheelchairs, pedestrians, and vehicles. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law in 1990. Title III of the ADA requires places of public access as well as commercial facilities to accommodate persons with disabilities by implementing structural accessibility features in compliance with ADA standards. ADA ramps from Checkers Safety™ have a wide range of applications. The principal application for ADA ramps is to provide ease of crossing for wheelchairs or other pedestrians who might have difficulty navigating over a standard cable protector. In general, ADA ramps offer a more gradual transition from the ground to a cable protector’s surface.

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What is the Best Wheel Chock Material?

When shopping for wheel chocks, material construction is the most important factor to consider. Common wheel chock materials include wood, rubber, aluminum, steel and urethane. Each option has its benefits. Wood, rubber and aluminum are more economical solutions, while steel and urethane are more costly. Let’s break down each wheel chock material option.

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Understanding Load Capacities of Cable Protection

A cable protector's load capacity can be affected by a number of factors. Cable protectors are designed to perform in a range of applications. From commercial venues where traffic mainly consists of pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchairs or strollers to industrial applications where cables need to be protected from large vehicles, cable protectors shield equipment from damage and people from injuries. 

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WHITE PAPER: Urethane vs. Rubber Wheel Chocks

Wheel chocks represent critical safety equipment in industrial, mining and aviation settings. Their proper and sustained use ensures that lives are protected, and such use is required by the DOT, NFPA, SAE and MSHA. There are multiple wheel chocks on the market, including those constructed of aluminum, wood, rubber and urethane. Federal guidelines do not generally specify the type of material that must be utilized for industrial applications; however, rubber and urethane are the two most commonly selected by safety managers.

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Understanding Cable Sizes with Cable Protection

One of the most important elements to consider when looking for a cable protector is the size of the cables or hoses that it is designed to house. Factors such as the maximum outside diameter of a cord or cable, or the number of channels a cable protector has are design specifications that will—in part—determine which cable protector is best suited to your needs.   

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Checkers Cable Protector Connection Types

Cable Protector Connection Types

All cable protectors serve the same basic function—protecting cables and hoses from being damaged by various kinds of traffic as well as eliminating tripping hazards—but they do not all share the same design specifications or features. One of the design features that distinguishes one cable protector from another is the kind of connector used to link individual cable protectors together.

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Parking Stops: Rubber vs. Concrete

Concrete and rubber are the two most common substances from which parking stops are manufactured, and each presents unique advantages. Here at Monster, we manufacture our parking stops from premium recycled rubber, which creates a better overall product, albeit at a slightly higher cost. The cost aspect is the largest advantage that concrete parking stops […]

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Checkers All-Purpose Whip Testing

Here at Checkers, all of our warning whips undergo rigorous whip testing to ensure that only the best products reach the market we serve. For this reason, we did some in-house testing on our All-Purpose Waterproof Warning Whip. Our team of engineers set up a controlled environment in order to conduct Impact Testing at 20 mph […]

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WHITE PAPER: Testing Cable Protector YJ2-400 in a Real-World Setting

While the technology surrounding modern mining and construction continues to evolve, there are some things that will always remain the same: the havoc wreaked on sites by trucks and heavy equipment. Of particular concern are the cables, lines, and hoses frequently crossing these sites and the expense required to purchase them initially and, when damaged, to replace them. Current Status […]

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Wheel Chock Instructional Video and Safety

This wheel chock instructional video is the first of many instructional videos from the long-awaited Checkers University Educational Series. The informative how-to video is focused on; demonstrating proper chocking techniques, an in-depth explanation of the wheel chock reference guide, and why safety is an investment, not a cost. View the Video Educating employees on the […]

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