Long-term rental success

June 1st, 2022

PartySavvy installed several hundred feet of Anchor Industries’ tents and walkway canopies to connect various glass houses at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. The tents allow visitors to tour the facility in one direction only due to COVID, and stay up all year round. Photo courtesy of PartySavvy. When certain […]

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The lighter side of OSHA

June 1st, 2022

When most of us hear the word “OSHA,” we instantly conjure up images of ticket-writing cops invading our workplace. And these aren’t the $35 tags that grace our windshield when we linger in a parking spot too long. These citations can easily hit the four- or five-digit mark depending on the severity of the violation. […]

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Sourcing PPE for women

April 1st, 2022

Fit and function cannot be separated when it comes to protective clothing—and yet for years, anyone who didn’t possess a “typical” male body-type standard needed to make do if they wanted to work in fields that rely on wearing protective clothing. For the most part, women who wanted to work in those fields were entirely […]

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JLG Industries partners with RE2 Robotics

February 8th, 2022

JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, has established a developmental partnership with RE2 Robotics, Pittsburgh, a developer of intelligent robotic mobile manipulation systems. The collaboration is intended to advance the integration of robotics with access equipment to deliver improved operator safety and enhanced productivity on job sites. “Robotic […]

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Winter weather safety

December 1st, 2021

Winter weather presents a multitude of hazards—slippery roads and surfaces, environmental cold, strong winds, etc.—so it is important for employers to prepare for inclement weather and implement safe work practices. While winter weather may slow tent rental business, it rarely halts it. From holiday markets to ice fishing tournaments and winter weddings, tenting continues throughout […]

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Heat illness prevention

August 1st, 2021

Ways to keep workers safe during extreme temperatures. High temperatures during the summer months can pose dangerous risks to outdoor workers. Each year, thousands of workers in the U.S. become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some cases are fatal. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 50-to-70-percent of outdoor fatalities occur during […]

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Add the “why” to the “how” in your training

June 1st, 2021

Important things every installer should know. by Mike Holland Most tent installers receive on-the-job training. Oftentimes it is on a need-to-know basis that is determined by the supervisor or the peers who are on-site.  When training a new team member, trainers should not only explain how something is done, but they should also explain why […]

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Conduct thorough and proper site evaluations to avoid the unexpected

October 1st, 2020

by Pamela Mills-Senn Thorough evaluations are key to avoiding issues that could slow down an installation or even present a danger. Alex Kouzmanoff, president of Aztec Tents, demonstrates using a dynamometer to test anchoring loads. Photo courtesy of Aztec Tents. There’s a time and a place for surprises—a tent install isn’t one of them. Encounter […]

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Disinfecting fabrics in the age of COVID-19

August 1st, 2020

Expert advice for eliminating a deadly virus while keeping employees and end users safe.  by Pamela Mills-Senn  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers of textile-based products like event tents, gym mats and pads, soft seating and bounce houses faced the usual questions from their customers about how to clean and disinfect these items. But there […]

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Celebrating 100 years of head protection

August 1st, 2019

Hard hat manufacturer Bullard celebrates the 100th anniversary of its revolutionary invention.  Women got the vote. Prohibition began. The Treaty of Versailles ended World War I. And worker safety was advanced with a new device—the hard hat. The invention of the hard hat is credited to E. W. Bullard, the son of the founder of […]

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