More from Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is the executive editor of Equipment World magazine and has been writing about construction and related fields for 26 years. A 1979 graduate from the University of Alabama, Jackson is also a U.S. Army veteran and a father of two.

Safety Week Lesson 6: 3 quick safety breaks each day ups awareness, slashes incidents

Safety Week Lesson 6: 3 quick safety breaks each day...

Posted on Jan 04, 2016

Although there were no injuries, excessive equipment damage and rising safety incidents had begun to take away from the bottom ...

Safety Week Lesson 5: Complacency on articulated dump truck rollovers gets a rude awakening

Safety Week Lesson 5: Complacency on articulated dump...

Posted on Jan 01, 2016

Articulated trucks, because of their design and the uneven terrain they work in, have a habit of rolling over. Don ...

Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips, trips and falls

Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips,...

Posted on Dec 31, 2015

Falls from equipment are the number-one source of injuries in the heavy construction arena. Traylor Bros. wanted to do something ...

Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to lighting overhaul of yard

Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to...

Posted on Dec 30, 2015

Zero-dark thirty is a time of day all too familiar to construction workers. And at Schlouch Inc., when the day ...

Doosan intros G25, G50, G70 mobile generators

Doosan intros G25, G50, G70 mobile generators

Posted on Dec 30, 2015

Three new G25, G50 and G70 mobile generators from Doosan were on display recently at the Power-Gen International show in ...

Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen air horn danger

Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen...

Posted on Dec 29, 2015

At Traylor Bros., Jason Ruggles, shop manager, heard that in winter truck drivers were putting frozen air horns on the ...

Phillips 66 Lubricants unveils new manual transmission lube for severe applications

Phillips 66 Lubricants unveils new manual transmission...

Posted on Dec 29, 2015

New high-power, high-torque manual transmissions can put a beating on the lubricants in the gearbox. So Phillips 66 Lubricants has ...

Safety Week Lesson 1: RFID card reader prevents unauthorized machine access

Safety Week Lesson 1: RFID card reader prevents...

Posted on Dec 28, 2015

Tim Truex, midsize equipment and electrical manager for Kokosing Construction wanted a way to prevent unauthorized operators from starting equipment, ...

Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Posted on Dec 28, 2015

Are your guys bored with safety talks? Do the topics seem stale, obvious or theoretical? Since it's the end of the ...

Dewalt’s newest power tool accessories shear, grind and polish metal

Dewalt’s newest power tool accessories shear,...

Posted on Dec 28, 2015

Power shears for metal are specialized tools, but Dewalt has come out with an attachment that can turn an impact ...

VMAC underhood air compressor now available for Ford Transit, GMC Savana vans

VMAC underhood air compressor now available for Ford...

Posted on Dec 25, 2015

Everybody needs an air compressor. The trouble is, stand­alone compressors are big and bulky and hard to move around. VMAC has ...

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen capabilities

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen...

Posted on Dec 24, 2015

Yeah it's cold outside­—­and isn't it loads of fun to have to wrestle your gloves off just to answer your ...

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