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Flat Tires: Common Causes

Your tires are an important part of your ride, and as such it’s key that you take care of them. If there’s one thing you don’t want, it’s flat tires. Knowing what usually causes flats can help you be more mindful and avoid those potential hazards… Flat Tires: Frequent Hazards Punctures Punctures are probably the most common reason for flat tires. Usually, these will be caused by something sharp on the road, like a nail or glass. Sometimes, you’ll hear a “pop” as the tire begins to deflate. Still, it could be that the object gets stuck in your tire, which will cause it to slowly leak air until it’s flat. The best way to avoid these hazards is by watching where you drive. If you notice any debris on the road, try to find a safe path around it. Still, it's hard to see every single small thing on the road. Therefore, check your tires before your drive just in [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|

Extreme Heat: Protect Your Car

While the summertime brings a lot of nice weather, it also comes with some extreme heat. This heat can not just be a problem for workers, but drivers as well. Therefore, it’s important to know how you can best protect your ride during these months… Extreme Heat: Prepare For The Summer Interior protection Most people are aware of the dangers extreme heat creates inside their car. When it’s not running, your car effectively takes that heat and traps it inside. It doesn’t take long for the internal temperature to reach well over 100° F. This is why you should never leave another person or pet in a non-running car during the summertime. If you want to limit this heat, there’s a few things you can do. Aside from just parking in shaded areas, you can also use windshield sun protectors. These will drastically limit the amount of heat in your car. Using seat covers is also good, especially if you have [...]

By | July 25th, 2020|

Heavy Traffic: How To Keep Safe

These days, it’s never been safer to drive. Still, that doesn’t mean accident don’t happen, especially in heavy traffic. Getting through clogged streets safely requires a bit of extra work, but it’s well worth it in order to avoid serious accidents… Heavy Traffic: Important Safety Steps Leave space for merging Cars tend to end up bumper-to-bumper in heavy traffic. This ends up preventing other cars from moving out of a backed-up lane and into a faster moving one. As you’d expect, this is a big reason as to why this sort of slowdown occurs in the first place. Therefore, try and leave space for cars to merge. Doing so will help those other cars get back into the flow of traffic. Plus, they won’t have to potentially try and pull off a riskier, more-aggressive merger attempt. Now, not only can things move faster, but everyone will be safer as well. Watch your lane jumping Sometimes, you’ll need to move lanes while [...]

By | July 22nd, 2020|

Auto Insurance: The 3 Types

The major auto insurance providers offer three main types of insurance coverage for vehicles. They are comprehensive (comp), collision, and liability. Each of these types of insurances covers different things.  Auto Insurance: Understanding the Types Comprehensive Comprehensive auto insurance covers things such as replacement of the car if it is stolen. It will also cover the car if it is damaged in a natural disaster. In fact, “anything other than collision” is the nickname for comp insurance. Examples of this are a tree falling on a car or hail damage. It even includes fires or vandalism. Collision Similar to its name, collision policies cover repairs due to a collision. This type of policy will cover an accident no matter who is at fault. It not only covers wrecks between two cars, but also if a vehicle hits a tree, building, etc. This insurance may offer a replacement option if your car is "totaled". Of course, that would be if the replacement [...]

By | July 18th, 2020|

Car Rust: Different Types & Removal

After storing your car for a long time, you may discover every driver’s worst nightmare: car rust. Rust is never good, but depending on the type, it may not be all that bad. Knowing what these different rust types are will help you figure out the best way to treat it… Car Rust: Removal Assistance Surface rust The first type of car rust is surface rust. This kind of rust also tends to be the most common. Surface rust will usually first show up in paint nicks, scratches, and cracks. However, it isn’t the end of the world for your car. Like the name implies, surface rust is only on the surface level of your car. At this stage, it hasn’t penetrated the actual metal yet. That means it’s pretty easy to clean up and prevent it from getting any worse. You just need to make sure to take care of it quickly! Scale rust Scale rust is the second type [...]

By | July 15th, 2020|

Fire Extinguishers: What To Know

Fires can be some of the most dangerous situations at any workplace. Therefore, it’s important for every workplace to have proper fire safety steps. Fire extinguishers should be a key part of any of these plans. However, it’s crucial to make sure you have the right ones and know how to use them… Fire Extinguishers: Use Them Properly Extinguisher types Not many people know that fire extinguishers come in different types. Rather, they think any extinguisher will work on any fire. In particular, there’s four classes they can be in, ranging from A to D. Each type is specifically meant to be used for different types of fires. For instance, class A extinguishers are for “ordinary” fires (like wood and paper), and class B types are for flammable liquids like grease and oil. Class C types are for electrical fires, and class D types are for any flammable metals. Many times, you’ll find extinguishers with that cover multiple classes, like A-B-C [...]

By | July 11th, 2020|

Toxic Materials: Working Safely

Depending on your work, you might need to be careful about toxic fumes. Other times, you could even have to handle toxic materials directly. In these cases, it’s important to know what you can do to keep yourself safe… Toxic Materials: Safe Working Practices Proper storage You'll need to store toxic materials in very specific ways. Unlike with other materials, you can’t just place them anywhere, especially out in the open. Instead, many of these materials need to be in areas with controlled temperatures and light exposure. These areas should also be properly marked so others are aware of what’s hazards they contain. It’s crucial to also make sure these materials are placed in proper containers as well. These containers should be reinforced and in an easy-to-reach spot below eye level. Be sure to check these containers often too just to make sure they aren’t leaking. Safe handling You also need to be careful when handling any toxic materials. Ideally, you’ll [...]

By | July 8th, 2020|

Truck Tires: Improve Their Lifespan

Good tires are important for any kind of driving-related work. However, truck tires in particular can really impact how safe and efficient a truck driver can be. That’s why it’s important to know how you can keep them in good shape for as long as possible… Truck Tires: General Maintenance Picking the right tires For starters, it’s key that you use the right kind of truck tires for the job at hand. Much like with car tires, not all of the tires available for your truck will be made the same. Some will emphasis durability, which makes them great for longer hauls of heavy cargo. Others may be better for shorter distances, such as for drayage. Therefore, you want to make sure you pick the right ones for your needs. Choosing the wrong ones can make your drive much more challenging than in needs to be. Plan ahead about what your next upcoming haul looks like, and swap to new tires [...]

By | July 4th, 2020|

Heavy Machinery: Prevent Injuries

Working with heavy machinery can be very useful, especially for those in construction. However, they do require one to be very careful when operating them. If not, then they could increase the chances of injury for both themselves and others… Heavy Machinery: Safe Operation Ensure you’re trained Before handling any heavy machinery, you need to make sure you have the training to use it properly. It might seem that a lot of this machinery is straightforward to use. Still, each different type comes with their own quirks and complexities. If you lack the required training, then you won’t know how to safely and effectively use this machinery. You want to ensure that this training is very thorough, so you know everything you’ll need to in order to be safe. It’ll be good to also get some hands-on learning in a safe, controlled environment. That way, you don’t have any added pressure put on you while you’re still learning. Take your time [...]

By | July 1st, 2020|

Eye Strain: How To Reduce It

You eyes are a pretty valuable tool in the workplace. However, eye strain is becoming an increasingly large problem in the workforce. Many workers experience the symptoms, but aren't sure of what to do about them. In fact, there are many steps they can take to help reduce and prevent this kind of strain... Eye Strain: How To Reduce It Identifying strain The first part of handling eye strain is identifying the signs. There are many different symptoms one could experience which could all fall under strain. For example, this could include dry eyes, blurred vision, and redness in the eyes.  However, eye strain could also lead to more serious symptoms. This can be things like feeling a burning sensation in the eyes, and increased sensitivity to light. It's also not uncommon for people to feel symptoms in other parts of their bodies. Headaches and pain in the neck, shoulders and back are also pretty common along with these other symptoms.  [...]

By | June 27th, 2020|