S&S Technical goes beyond the supply of your packaged skid system by incorporating Emco Wheaton loading arms to connect the skid system to your truck or railcar making your operation safer. Hoses can be a concern as the operator has to lift the hose and at times work in awkward positions.
Hoses can be heavy when considering they have valves, couplers, and adapters on the end and sometimes contain product. Lifting hoses can cause back sprains, muscle pulls, wrist and elbow injuries as well as spinal injuries.
A common example of working in awkward positions is where an operator may have to connect a hose and coupler to a bottom rail car connection. The operator has to crawl underneath the rail car, and connect a camlock or dry break adapter to the car valve and then lift the hose with its coupler and connect it to the rail car, all while on the operator’s side or back. This can cause bending and lifting strain on the back, increasing the stress on the lower spine and fatiguing of muscles.