How to Disinfect the Operator Stations in Your Cat® Equipment

April 15, 2020 at 11:17 AMRing Power

The following guidance was released by Caterpillar® Inc. to provide tips on disinfecting operator stations properly.

Scope of Contact Areas:


Steering wheels


Displays (including touch screen)

Grab handles



Door handles

Products that minimize adverse effects on component surfaces:

Soap and water (used per Health Organization Guidelines)

70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol – pre-packaged wipe or cloth)

Non-bleach disinfecting wipes (preferred) or spray


Solutions composed of household bleach or solvent-based solutions, if possible.

Disinfectants at elevated temperatures (above 86 degrees F).

Be sure to remove all residue from surfaces after health organization or manufacturer’s minimum recommended working time to disinfect.

Disclaimer: Product contents vary by manufacturer and cannot be guaranteed to be 100% compatible with all contact surfaces.

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Ring Power Safety Director Elected to Northeast Florida Safety Council Board of Directors

January 15, 2020 at 3:13 PMRing Power

Ring Power Safety Director Steve Brown

Steve Brown (Ring Power Safety Director), was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Florida Safety Council (NEFSC).  Based in Jacksonville, the safety council serves five counties in Northeast Florida.  NEFSC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, public service organization dedicated to promoting good health, saving lives, preventing accidents and maintaining a safe environment through workplace safety programs, road safety training programs, and community service. With four locations throughout the First Coast, NEFSC offers classroom safety courses in addition to online training.  The safety council has served the Northeast Florida area since 1942 and has over 450 local business members, including Ring Power. Kudos to Steve on this awesome achievement!


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VIDEO: Construction Equipment Parking Techniques

December 22, 2016 at 9:34 AMRing Power


As a contractor or heavy construction equipment operator in Florida, follow these simple steps to protect yourself, your machine and the people around you.

- Reduce your engine speed as you approach your parking location.

- Ensure that your parking location is on level ground.

- Lower the boom until your bucket is resting on the ground.

- Raise the hydraulic control console to disengage the hydraulic control system.

- Run the engine for 5 minutes in low idle


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VIDEO: Construction Equipment Daily Cab Routine

November 18, 2016 at 10:52 AMRing Power
use these pointers to be safe, comfortable and aware once inside the heavy construction equipment cab.

As a contractor or heavy equipment operator in Florida, your daily routine should begin with a machine walk-around and inspection. Watch the video below for a few pointers to keep you safe and comfortable once inside the heavy equipment cab.

- Be sure the machine's backup camera is clear of debris
- Buckle the safetybelt and lower lapbars
- Adjust air ride seat for visibility
- Adjust the construction machine's controls for comfort
- Check your backup camera's in-cab display is operating properly

Remember, be safe, comfortable and aware!

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The True Cost of Workplace Accidents

June 17, 2013 at 9:47 AMRing Power

When someone you work with has an accident, everyone pays. But money is only one of the costs. Here are some of the others:

Lost Business

The more accidents you have, the less productive your company can be and, therefore, less able to compete with other more efficient, safety-minded companies. If they take away enough business, you might not get the raise you hoped for, or worse – your company may have to reduce its workforce. 


Reduced Budget

Your company's workers’ compensation insurance premiums depend on how often employees make claims. The more accidents you have, the higher the cost of insurance and the less you have available for other budgeted items, such as tooling, facilities, benefits – and paychecks. 

Lost Income

Consider what can happen after a fire. Even if the entire workforce avoids serious injury, many companies that suffer serious fires never open again. That means employees lose their jobs. If they can’t find other work, they can’t pay their mortgages or other bills and everyone in their families suffers.

Personal Setbacks

Carelessness on the job can lead to two kinds of pain. The physical pain after losing a hand, an eye or good health can be terrible. The emotional pain following the death of a spouse or parent or the amputation of a limb is equally terrible, but in a different way. Losing your ability to earn a living may set your family back for years as savings go up in smoke. Instead of college, the kids may have to get jobs to help out. Instead of the home you've dreamed of owning, years more of renting. Even if an accident isn't very serious, it can hurt your hopes and dreams.

The Buck Stops With You!

Fortunately, many accidents can be avoided by simply taking extra time and care, by wearing and using the right equipment and by following safe practices. There is no reason to pay the high costs of workplace accidents.

Ring Power® offers comprehensive Safety and Operator Training programs. Safety is often viewed as an expense with little return on investment. In actuality, safety focused companies enjoy extreme savings and a market advantage over their competition. Well-managed safety programs are key catalysts driving your organization to exceed typical safety success factors. Safety awareness training coupled with owning and operating Caterpillar® equipment builds your road to achievement. For more information on Ring Power's Safety programs, contact Ring Power's Safety department today. 

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