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Staying Safe on a Skid Steer: Preventing Backovers

Skid steer loader backover accidents are scary for all involved -- and often fatal for the victim. Learn what they are, how they happen, and what you can do to prevent them.

Tragic Skid Steer Accident Involves Little Boy

When it comes to construction equipment, whether its a behemoth hydraulic shovel or a compact skid steer loader, safety is everything. And any kind of injury is distressing, and any death is heartbreaking -- but especially when it involves a little boy.

Hydraulic Fluid Injection - Do You Understand the Dangers?

Hydraulic fluid may seem relatively harmless to work with -- until it is pressurized. In this Shop Talk Blog post, we are going to take a look at why hydraulic fluid under pressure is so dangerous, what happens when you come into contact with it, and what you can do to minimize those dangers when you're on the job.

Note: If you're working with pressurized hydraulic fluid and feel a prick (like electricity) on your skin, please seek medical attention right away.

Summer Safety: 6 Ways to Protect Against the Summer Heat

It's summer -- and here in Texas, that means it going to be hot and humid!  Heat is dangerous, though.  And because we care about our readers, we've put together some tips on how to protect yourself against the summer heat.  We hope this Shop Talk Blog post helps you keep cool in the hot summer temperatures! 

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