Runway Run Away

LCheckers urethane aviation chocksast week, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau released a report detailing the March 31 incident when a Malaysia Airlines A330 collided with an aerobridge at Melbourne Airport. The report found that the collision was caused by a miscommunication between the pilot and the ground crews, in which the parking brake was released after the wheel chocks had been removed. During the inspection, the captain engaged the parking brake, at which point the ground crews removed the chocks. However, after the inspection the pilot disengaged the parking break, believing the chocks were still in place. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the accident, but repairs to both the plane and the aerobridge were necessary and no doubt costly. This unfortunate incident highlights two of the most important aspects of occupational safety: procedure and communication. Had the captain and the ground crews communicated more clearly and directly, the whole situation could have been avoided. Likewise, if proper procedure had been followed, the damages could have been prevented. Situations like these are the reason many of our chocks feature molded-in ANSI Z535.4 compliant guidelines: we understand how important it is to be able to reference correct procedure and follow it. When the guidelines are molded into the chock, it eliminates any doubt as to whether the procedure is being followed, and helps professionals in various industries do their jobs with complete confidence in their job site safety. Additionally, we offer a free wheel chock user guide, with helpful guidelines and diagrams explaining and demonstrating proper chocking procedures to maximize safety. A PDF version is available for download here.

When it comes to our aviation chocks, in particular, a major reason to choose Monster is the light weight of our urethane models. Rubber and metal chocks are much heavier and harder to transport, making the nuance of their positioning harder to achieve. Our models are easy to move and position, without sacrificing the strength necessary to get the job done. The A330, the model of aircraft involved in the Melbourne Airport collision, has a maximum takeoff weight of 242 metric tonnes. This aircraft could be safely chocked with our AC6800 Series Chocks, the heaviest of which weighs less than 20 lbs.! Don’t skimp on safety when it comes to chocking large vehicles; as we’ve seen in Melbourne, a small mistake can turn into a costly crash.

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Checkers is Rebranding!

Checkers is rebranding to feature a power brand structureAs those who have visited our website in the past few days have no doubt noticed, Checkers is rebranding! It all starts at the top of the page with our new, sleek logo and name: Checkers Safety Group. In 2015, we acquired seven different companies, all bringing different safety solutions to the marketplace, and as such, the “industrial safety products” portion of our name had to be altered. “Safety Group” emphasizes our mission: to provide revolutionary product designs and visionary safety solutions that protect people, assets, and the environment. The change from our yellow logo to our new green one symbolizes our commitment to sustainability, focus on social responsibility, and our continued growth in the safety industry. 

Also new with our rebrand is the addition of our Power Brands. We believe that by marketing our services under four powerful brands with a long history of success we will have even greater marketplace impact. As a result, we will be able to provide even more value to our customers. Our four Power Brands focus on ground level safety solutions.

  • Notrax® Mats For Professional Use offers a range of ergonomic, entrance, anti-fatigue, and safety mats for industrial, commercial and food service environments. Notrax is one of the largest integrated manufacturers of floor matting products in the world.
  • TuffTrak® Ground Protection Solutions boasts a range of light, medium and heavy-duty outdoor ground and turf protection products, such as temporary access roadways, platforms, and flooring for special events.
  • Monster® Motion Safety deals with products for “motion related” activities, such as vehicular and pedestrian traffic safety with the original range of wheel chocks, warning whips, beacon lights, and parking stops.
  • Linebacker® Cable Management focuses on cable management systems, cable ramps, and hose bridges. Cable management systems are used in a multitude of industries to prevent damage to cables and hoses as well as to protect pedestrians and vehicles from being exposed to the cables.

To read more about the rebrand, click here for the full press release. The press release can be found in PDF format here.

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Checkers Safety Group | PIE 2016

Checkers Safety Group will be exhibiting at the Parking Industry Exhibition from February 28th to March 2nd in Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by Parking Today, PIE will celebrating 20 years of bringing parking industry professionals together in the name of innovation and education. Featuring a show floor with over 100 exhibitors as well as a variety of informative seminars, PIE is the destination for all things parking. Come visit us at booth 435, where we will displaying our exciting new GNR line.

Here are a few of the products you can expect see:

Easy Rider: Constructed from 100% recycled tires, the Easy Rider’s flexible design conforms to the contour of virtually any road surface, making parking lots safer for pedestrians and motorists.

Park-It: Unlike concrete or plastic, which necessitate frequent replacements, recycled rubber car stops are safer and more durable. In-molded highway reflective tape (available in yellow or white) ensures visibility and pedestrian safety. The GNR Park-It® parking curb is constructed of 100% recycled rubber.

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Checkers Industrial | ATSSA 2016

Checkers is exhibiting at ATSSA 2016Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the 46th annual ATSSA Traffic Expo from January 31st to February 2nd in New Orleans, LA. The premier event for roadway safety professionals, ATSSA 2016 will be hosting over 200 exhibiting companies this year, and featuring a wide variety of cutting edge traffic safety solutions. Drop by the Checkers booth, #2013, to get a look at our innovative line of beacons and barricade lights, as well as our newer products from our GNR line, including:

Park-It: Unlike concrete or plastic, which necessitate frequent replacements, recycled rubber car stops are safer and more durable. In-molded highway reflective tape (available in yellow or white) ensures visibility and pedestrian safety. The GNR Park-It® parking curb is constructed of 100% recycled rubber.

Safety Rider: A unique modular traffic calming device designed to slow traffic while maintaining a continuous flow, the mini hump is constructed of interlocking units with a tongue and groove system. This allows the humps to be linked together to cover the width of any roadway. End caps are available to provide a smooth finish to the ends of the hump.

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Elko Mining Expo 2015

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the Elko Mining Expo 2015 on June 4th & 5th in Elko, NV. The Elko Mine Show has been one of the country’s largest mining expos for over 30 years and brings over 8,000 mining professionals together from all over the world. Stop by booth #283 to check out all that Checkers Industrial has to offer! Here are a few things you can expect to see:

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Williston Basin Petroleum Expo 2015

Williston Basin Petroleum Expo 2015

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the Williston Basin Petroleum Expo 2015 on April 28-30th in Regina, SK.  This show brings professionals from the mining and oil & gas trades together from all over the world. We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products, so make sure to stop by booth #K55. Look for our Checkers banner to see a variety of our most popular mining products, and much more. Checkers Industrial Safety Products has an extensive line of safety products to manage a variety of your safety needs. Here is what you can expect to see:

ATSSA Traffic Expo 2015

Checkers Industrial Safety Products exhibits at the ATSSA Traffic Expo 2015 on February 8-10 in Tampa, FL. The ATSSA Traffic Expo is the country’s largest annual event for traffic safety. This show brings professionals from many different industries together from all over the world. We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products, so make sure to stop by booth #1432. Look for our Checkers banner to see a variety of cable protectors, wheel chocks, aid lights, and much more. Checkers Industrial Safety Products has an extensive line of safety products to manage a variety of your safety needs. Here is what you can expect to see:ATSSA Traffic Expo 2015

  • Guard Dog® 5 channel cable protectors with built in ADA ramps that connect to standard Guard Dog®5 channel models.
  • The Grip Guard®, Checkers’ newest line of cable protectors, is the world’s lightest 5 and 3 channel cable protectors.
  • Our new Aid Lights® provide superior performance and exceptional value

NSC Congress & Expo 2014

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the NSC Congress & Expo 2014 on September 15th-17th in San Diego, CA. The NSC Congress & Expo has been the world’s largest annual event for safety for more than 100 years. This show brings professionals from the manufacturing, construction, petrochemical and utility industries together from all over the world. We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products so, make sure to stop by booth #4827. Look for our Checkers tower to see a variety of cable protectors, wheel chocks, warning whips, aid lights, and much more. Checkers Industrial Safety Products has an extensive line of safety products to manage a variety of your safety needs.  Here is what you can expect to see:

  • Cash us at NSC Congress & Expo 2014, how bow dah? Guard Dog® 5 channel cable protectors with built in ADA ramps that connect to standard Guard Dog®5 channel models.
  • The Grip Guard®, Checkers‘ newest line of cable protectors, is the world’s lightest 5 and 3 channel cable protectors.
  • Our new Aid Lights® provide superior performance and exceptional value
  • Checkers‘ new Gorilla® All Purpose Waterproof Warning Whip with stainless steel components sets the new standard for weather resistance in any working conditions.

Oil Sands Trade Show 2014

Checkers will be at Oil Sands Trade Show 2014Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the Oil Sands Trade Show 2014 on September 9th and 10th in Fort McMurray, Canada. The Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference has been the business entry to the oil sands community. The show brings industry professionals head-on with over 450 suppliers showcasing the newest technologies, products, and services at the forefront of the oil sands industry. We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products, so make sure to stop by the Checkers Industrial booth, #4506.  Look for our Checkers banner to see a variety of cable protectors, wheel chocks, warning whips, aid lights, and much more. Checkers Industrial Safety Products has an extensive line of safety products to manage a variety of your safety needs.  Here is what you can expect to see:

  •  Our new Aid Lights® provide superior performance and exceptional value

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference 2014

Checkers will be exhibiting at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference 2014 on May 20th-22nd in Bismarck, ND. Williston Basin is celebrating their 22nd oil and gas conference. Please be sure toCheckers will be exhibiting at Williston Basin Petroleum Conference 2014 stop by booth #1408 and see all that Checkers has to offer.  We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products! Look for our Checkers banner to see a variety of cable protectors, wheel chocks, warning whips, aid lights, and much more. Checkers Industrial has the perfect safety products to manage a variety of your safety needs. Here is what you can expect to see:

  • Our new Aid Lights®provide superior performance and exceptional value
  • Checkers’ newGorilla® All Purpose Waterproof Warning Whip with stainless steel components sets the new standard for weather resistance in any working conditions.
  • Checkers’ new Super Cribbing with a load capacity of 300,000lbs and a 50 year warranty

CAT Rental Product Fair 2014

Checkers will be exhibiting at the CAT Rental Product Fair 2014 in Grapevine, TX on March 31st – 1st. CAT Rental Product Fair, “brings you the strength of Caterpillar and the global Cat dealer network”. When you stop by our booth #104 be sure to bring your business card to enter the drawing for either a Checkers Branded Astoria Carhartt Jacket, $50 Amazon Gift Card, or our new Jump N’ Go Compact Power Charger! Also, you can expect to see a few new additions to our ever growing product line:

Checkers at CAT Rental Product Fair 2014

Work Truck Show 2014

Checkers will be exhibiting at the Work Truck Show 2014 in Indianapolis, IN on March 5th – 7th.  The Work Truck Show serves all major transportation industry markets. Come stop by our boothCheckers @ Work Truck Show 2014 #3073 to receive our show special exclusive; for every $5,000 spent receive a Checkers Branded Carhart jacket. Also, you can expect to see a few new additions to our product line:

We are excited to share these new products and introduce them to The Work Truck Show attendees.

ConExpo 2014

Checkers will be exhibiting at ConExpo 2014 in Las Vegas on March 4th – 8th. ConExpo serves all major construction industry markets. Come stop by our booth #62145 to receive our show specialCheckers exhibits at ConExpo 2014 exclusive; for every $5,000 spent receive a Checkers Branded Carhart jacket. Also, you can expect to see a few new additions to our product line:

  • NEW GORILLA®All Purpose Warning Whip
  • NEW AidTMBeacon Lights
  • NEW AidTMLED Flare Kit
  • NEW 100% Recycled Plastic Products: Cribbing, Matting, and Lumber

We can’t wait to meet you to share all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on at Checkers.

ATSSA Convention & Traffic Expo 2014

This year’s ATSSA Convention & Traffic Expo 2014 was an informative and well-attended show for Checkers Industrial. It was held in the historic city of San Antonio, Texas during February 21-25, 2014.ATSSA Convention & Traffic Expo 2014

At the 44th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo Checkers introduced a few new safety products that included: our patent pending New Aid LED Beacons Lights, nearly indestructible New Aid LED Flare and the industry’s most popular Aid Barricade Lights. As well as our world-leading line of cable protectors and wheel chocks.

If you did attend this show and are interested in Checkers products, please contact a sales manager in your area for show special exclusives.

The Works Acklands-Grainger Trade Show 2014

Checkers Industrial Safety Products will be exhibiting at the The Works Acklands-Grainger Trade Show 2014 on January 15th-16thth in Toronto, Canada. Acklands-Grainger is celebrating 125 years and hosting the largest safety show in Canada, so make sure to stop by booth #237 (view map). We will be exhibiting our newest innovations along with our most popular products! Look for our Checkers banner to see a variety of cable protectors, wheel chocks, warning whips, aid lights, and so much more. Checkers Industrial Safety Products has the perfect safety products to manage a variety of your safety needs. Here is what you can expect to see:The Works Acklands-Grainger Trade Show 2014

  • New Guard Dog®5 channel cable protectors with built in ADA ramps that connect to standard Guard Dog®5 channel models.
  • The Grip Guard®, Checkers‘ newest line of cable protectors, is the world’s lightest 5 and 3 channel cable protectors.
  • Our new Aid Lights®provide superior performance and exceptional value
  • Checkers‘ new Gorilla® All Purpose Waterproof Warning Whip with stainless steel components sets the new standard for weather resistance in any working conditions.
  • Our Composite Lumber and Cribbing products, designed to be a more stable alternative to wood cribbing. These products are critical to the emergency response industry.
A+A International Trade Fair with Congress

A+A International Trade Fair with Congress

A+A International Trade Fair with Congress is world renowned for safety, security, health at work, fire protection, disaster management, and corporate fashion. The trade fair took place in Düsseldorf during the beginning of November. Visit this link to read more on the A+A trade fair that Checkers attended. A+A was an ideal show for Checkers Industrial Safety Product to support their international distributors and to introduce a few new products that recently premiered in the United States.  Checkers has been hard at work expanding their product offerings. They have become a master distributor partner with other companies that share their same passion for workplace safety. In addition to showcasing the world’s most popular line of cable protectors, such as the Guard Dog cable protector, the Grip Guard cable protector, the Yellow Jacket cable protector, and the Linebacker cable protector, Checkers also displayed wheel chocks. Checkers introduced the LED Flare Kit, new floor matting system, and the latest patent pending strobe lights. Below are product information flyers of each to download for FREE. Please call (888) 912-4727 or email

Below are product information flyers of each to download for FREE. Please call (888) 912-4727 or email sales@checkersindustrial.com for price quotes and product questions.

Download Free Product Flyers!

LED Flare Kit (PDF)

Floor Matting (PDF)

2250 Strobe (PDF Comming Soon)

ICUEE Trade Show 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the ICUEE Trade Show 2013 in Louisville, KY on Oct 1st – 3rd.  Come stop by our booth #2004 while you are there.  Checkers will be at ICUEE Trade Show 2013Here is what you can expect to see:

  • LINEBACKER®Heavy Duty Cable Protectors, YELLOWJACKET® Heavy Duty Cable Protectors, GUARD DOG® General Purpose Cable Protectors, FASTLANE® Lightweight Drop-Over Cable Protectors, and DIAMONDBACK® hose bridge systems.
  • MONSTER®Heavy Duty Wheel Chocks that provide a safe chocking solution for all types of vehicles.
  • GORILLA®Warning Whips.
  • Checkers Strobe Lights featuring our new LED strobe.
  • Checkers Premium Barricade Lights.
  • Checkers New LED Flare Kit.

We can’t wait to catch you up on all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on here at Checkers.  The ICUEE Show is a must for Utility industry professionals.

National Safety Council Congress Expo 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the National Safety Council Congress Expo 2013.  This will take place September 30th to October 2nd at McCormick Place in Chicago.National Safety Council Congress Expo 2013 Make sure to come and visit with us at the show in booth #1825, where a wide range of our products will be on display.  Here is what you can expect to see:

Checkers industry leading cable/hose management systems that provide a safe crossing for vehicle and pedestrian traffic while protecting valuable electrical cables and hoses from damage in extreme weather conditions and work environments.  Included will be LINEBACKER® Heavy Duty Cable Protectors, YELLOWJACKET® Heavy Duty Cable Protectors, GUARD DOG® General Purpose Cable Protectors, FASTLANE® Lightweight Drop-Over Cable Protectors, and DIAMONDBACK® hose bridge systems.  We will also showcase MONSTER® Heavy Duty Wheel Chocks that provide a safe chocking solution for all types of vehicles, GORILLA® Warning Whips, Strobe Lights and Barricade Lights.

The NSC Congress & Expo is the world’s largest annual “must attend” event for safety, health and environmental professionals, designed to build awareness of the tools available to you and your organization as you continue down the path to safety excellence.

ASSE 2013 Exposition

Checkers will be exhibiting at the American Society of Safety Engineer’s ASSE 2013 Exposition on June 24th to June 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This conference provides Safety, Checkers at ASSE 2013 ExpositionHealth & Environmental professionals, both seasoned and new, the opportunity to increase their knowledge, network with industry leaders and stay up to date with industrial safety practices and equipment. As a leader in the industrial safety space, here is what you can expect to see from Checkers Industrial:

Checkers Industrial provides state of the art safety product for Manufacturers, Miners, various Government Agencies and many more. Through our commitment to innovation and excellence, Checkers is poised to continue to serve as your leading global provider of safety products.

Make sure to come and visit with as at the show in booth #424, where a wide range of our products will be on display.

Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013 in Timmons, Ontario on May 29th and 30th.Northern Mines Big Event Mining Show 2013  Here is what you can expect to see:

We can’t wait to catch you up on all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on here at Checkers. We look forward to seeing you in Timmins!

ATSSA Traffic & Safety Expo 2013

Checkers will be exhibiting at the ATSSA Traffic & Safety Expo 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center, February 22-26.  Make sure you come and visit with us at boATSSA Traffic & Safety Expo 2013oth #1125, where a wide range of products will be on display.  Here’s what you can
expect to see:

  • Checkers Barricade Lights and Solar Barricade Lights.
  • Checkers Strobe Lights and LED Light Modules.
  • Checkers Wheel Chock line of product offerings.
  • Checkers Warning Whip line of product offerings.
  • Checkers Cable Management Systems line of product offerings.

We can’t wait to show you the breadth of our product offering we have for the traffic safety industry.

About ATSSA Traffic & Safety Expo 2013

  • This is ATSSA’s 43rdAnnual Convention & Traffic Expo.
  • The convention draws nearly 3,000 roadway safety professionals including state and local transportation officials, Federal Highway Administration executives, contractors, and manufacturers.
  • Since 1970, ATSSA’s members have been making roads safer in the highway community.

National Safety Council Congress & Expo 2012

Checkers will be exhibiting at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, October 23-26. Make sure you come visit with a representative at our booth, #1439, where a wide range of Checkers products will be on display. Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Checkers Cable Management Systems line of product offerings
  • Checkers Wheel Chock line of product offerings
  • Checkers Warning Whip liine of product offerings
  • Checkers Safety and Strobe Light line of product offerings

We can’t wait to catch you up on all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on here at Checkers. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

About National Safety Council Congress & Expo 2012

Safety excellence is not a destination but an ongoing journey. More than 12,000 safety, health and environmental professionals demonstrated their commitment to safety excellence by collectively
honoring and advancing their journey at the 2011 NSC Congress & Expo. The steady attendance
over 2010 is evidence of the importance companies continue to place on building and sustaining a
culture inclusive of safety.

Measure your progress and continue your journey at the 2012 NSC Congress & Expo in Orlando,
Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center (West building), October 20 – 25. Together we will accomplish the most and travel the furthest on this shared journey to safety excellence.

MINExpo 2012

Checkers will be exhibiting at MINExpo 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 24-26. Make sure you come visit with a representative at our two booths, #4657 AND #23087, where a wide range of Checkers products will be on display. Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Checkers Cable Management Systems line of product offerings
  • Checkers Wheel Chock line of product offerings
  • Checkers Warning Whip liine of product offerings
  • Checkers Safety Light line of product offerings

We can’t wait to catch you up on all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on here at Checkers. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

About MINExpo

MINExpo 2012 is 850,000 square feet and 1800 exhibitors in 12 indoor halls and outdoor areas of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

But it is more than that.

  • It’s new products and services;
  • It’s first-hand demonstrations;
  • It’s finding solutions to make your business more productive, more profitable, safer and more environmentally friendly;
  • It’s learning from experts to resolve your daily challenges; and,
  • It’s networking with people from the worldwide global mining community

MINExpo® is where you will find the safest, most innovative and productive equipment, services and technologies in the world.

MINExpo is also 20 education sessions and an Opening Session with industry leaders on Monday, September 24.

OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference 2012

Checkers will be exhibiting at the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference 2012 at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas on December 4 & 5. Make sure you come visit with a representative at our See our chocks at OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference 2012booth, #702, where a wide range of Checkers products will be on display. Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Checkers Cable Management Systems line of product offerings
  • Checkers Wheel Chock line of product offerings
  • Checkers Warning Whip line of product offerings
  • Checkers Safety Light line of product offerings

We can’t wait to catch you up on all of the latest and greatest things we’ve been working on here at Checkers. We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

About OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference 2012

The purpose of the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Conference and the goal of both OSHA and the Oil & Gas industry is to make work sites a safe and healthy place. The conference gathers key decision makers within management and executive positions to foster a better understanding of how industry and OSHA can work together to improve safety performance through cooperation, best practices, knowledge sharing and relationship building.