SOURCE: William Frick & Co.

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February 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Frick Expands Safety Product Line to Help Railroad Industry

LIBERTYVILLE, IL--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -  Electrocutions are the most common cause of crane-related fatalities in the railroad industry. OSHA estimates there are over 250,000 crane operators in the US. Dozens of these workers are electrocuted each year when their equipment comes into contact with high-voltage overhead lines.

Crane Warning Flags

Reminding workers of boom status can prevent deadly accidents. Frick's high visibility crane flags, "boom raised flags," or grounds flags are thoroughly tested in the field to promote safety and awareness. They can be quickly attached to steering wheel, crane control panels or door handles to actively remind operators of current conditions.

"Our warning flags make it easy to safeguard your equipment and your people by reminding them of the crane's current status -- right at the controls where accidents can happen," explained Evie Bennett, Vice President of the Libertyville based manufacturer. "It's a simple, economical way to avoid problems."

Made of durable vinyl with integrated reflective strips for maximum visibility, Crane Warning Flags can be ordered with the stock "Boom Raised" message, or customized with your safety logos or warnings. The Velcro band easily attaches almost anywhere and keeps the flag in place -- even in high winds. Order them alone, or let Frick's safety experts help you build a complete customized safety program to keep your equipment and people out of trouble.

Minimum Approach Distance Job Aids

Keep workers informed and safe while operating boom and cranes around high voltage wires with Frick approach distance job aids. Clearly written and tested for optimal readability, these pocket safety cards are a quick guide for railroad workers as they work around power lines. These handy cards can easily be clipped onto existing badges and badge holders. Also available as outdoor durable dashboard labels, Frick helps you actively prevent accidents.

For more information on Frick's full line of railroad safety products, or to place an order, contact William Frick & Co. at (866) 669-7590 or visit

About William Frick & Co.
William Frick & Company is the leading custom label, marking and graphics resource. Specializing in outdoor durable safety products and RFID tags for a wide range of industrial, commercial and logistical applications, the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has been in business since 1975.

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