"Every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families, and damage our economy. American workers are not looking for a handout or a free lunch. They are looking for a good day’s pay for a hard day’s work. They just want to go to work, provide for their families, and get home in one piece.” – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Workers Memorial Day
Looking for a great useful and practical Father’s Day gift idea? Dads tackle all kinds of jobs, and so do their vehicles. Maybe he’s moving furniture or lumber from the home improvement store with his pickup. Maybe he’s hauling a trailer full of dirt or shredded bark for landscaping. Maybe he has firewood or camping gear on the back of his ATV, or coolers and other hunting or fishing gear on a carrier on the back of his truck. No matter what the cargo is, he’ll want to make sure it’s fastened securely to prevent personal injury, loss, or damage. For Father’s Day, why not make all his jobs easier by giving him one of our truck and trailer cargo net products?
Golf is a safe sport, right? The worst that can happen is losing a ball to a water feature, or a fender bender in the golf cart, right? Wrong! Consider the fact that a golf ball hit with a driver may be traveling at 165 miles per hour or more, and given the ball’s small surface area, it can hit an unintended target with a very high impact. That’s basic physics. Add in some basic biology (the human body isn’t intended as a target for that kind of impact) and it’s time to consider some safety gear. No, it’s not likely that helmets or goggles will come into style on the golf course any time soon, but a basic golf cage or netting at a driving range (or even a back yard) can prevent disastrous injury.
Yes, you read the title correctly. Anyone in construction knows the value of using safety netting in a construction area – even those who think it “might” cost too much because they never really call to find out if there are solutions to fit their budgets. But, why would anyone think of using it just for fun or better, yet, combining the design to achieve both.
Tarp is not a substitute
There is a reason that OSHA does not approve tarps or painter’s cloth to be used in place of construction safety netting. Even though there appear to be holes poked into the cloth barrier, you can still see that it is capturing air. The billowing allows debris to break loose and tumble from the construction area.
Sports netting is so much more than just a convenience for the team owners and government supported stadiums. It offers a necessary protection against injuries for players, spectators and property. With the spring baseball teams getting ready to emerge and start their competitive season, Wrigley Field installed retractable netting in front of their new Jumbotron screen and speaker equipment.
How many people sitting behind home plate get hit by a pop-up fly ball each year? According to Bloomberg News, 1750 spectators is the average number that gets hit by one of those speeding hard balls.