Finally, OSHA has released its updated standard on walking and working surfaces. At first glance, the focus seems to be on falls from heights and the fall protection systems that have become prevalent in the years since the last standard was issued. At 513 pages, it will take some time to process this information. We’ll be sure to report on what we discover as it relates to preventing slips-and-falls.

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845-Megawatt Combined-Cycle Generating Station
Alabama, USA

This generating station is a modern, combined-cycle, a natural gas-fueled facility that produces up to 845 megawatts of electricity. The plant is located in Alabama and began operation in 2002. It was the first large-scale, a combined-cycle project built by a non-utility power producer in the state.

Our customer was looking for ways to help reduce, if not eliminate, slips, trips and falls in their facility. Grated steps had worn out and steel ladder rungs were becoming slippery. By placing Safeguard Hi-Traction™ Anti-Slip Step Covers on all of their grated steps, they have significantly reduced the chances of employee slip-and-fall accidents. Safeguard Hi-Traction™ Anti-Slip Ladder Rung Covers have all but eliminated slips-and-falls caused by rain and ice.

Based on the success at this plant, our customer presented Safeguard Hi-Traction™ Anti-Slip Step Covers and Ladder Rung Covers at their annual corporate safety meeting. Since that presentation, Safeguard has been contacted by several locations across the country, with many plants having already allocated funds for Hi-Traction Covers into their 2013 budget.

Success stories like this are a common thread at Safeguard Technology and we encourage our distributors to use this information for generating business in your area of the world!

Mervyn Litzow is stepping down as President of Safeguard Technology, Inc. to enter semi-retirement, but will continue to serve as Owner and Chairman in a part-time capacity.

A native of Ipswich, Australia, Merv came to the United States in 1970. A true American success story, Merv started Safeguard Technology, Inc. in 1992 with the vision of manufacturing the highest quality Antislip products for the prevention of slips-and-falls. Merv’s extensive chemical background laid the foundation for a product line recognized around the world as the leader in the industry. From humble beginnings formulating a resin-aggregate system in his garage, to a small, modified office building in tiny Chagrin Falls, OH; in 2009 Safeguard moved into a 20,000 square foot facility in Streetsboro, OH. Safeguard has continued to grow in revenue, workforce, and stature.

“I look forward to spending more time with my wife Joan, visiting our children and grandchildren in both Boston, MA, and Australia. Some time on the golf course is undoubtedly in the cards too,” said Merv Litzow.

William “Bill” Kosinski will assume the role of President. “Bill has been with Safeguard for six years and during that time, has managed Production and Operations related activities while contributing significantly to all phases of the business,” stated Litzow.

“You could not find a more respected individual,” according to Bill Kosinski. “The passion and dedication he has imparted into the products and people are evident. I look forward to working with Merv at a strategic level, but emphasize that this move affords Merv the opportunity to travel and spend time with his family.”

In addition to the change of President, Erick Schuetz has been promoted to Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Erick joined Safeguard in 2001 and has spearheaded our drive into new markets,” added Merv. “I believe the future is very bright with Bill and Erick leading the way.”

Merv is a graduate of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia where he also received his doctorate in Chemistry. In 1964, Merv was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at Indiana University, where he also received his MBA.

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