News | June 26, 2014

New Look Introduced For Checkers Lightweight Grip Guard® Cable Protectors


Grip Guard® cable protectors are ideal for entertainment industry applications.

Broomfield, Colorado (PRWEB) - Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced the immediate availability of their new Grip Guard® 5-Channel and 3-Channel Cable Protectors in a grey and yellow color combination. These new high visibility colors help call added attention to areas where cables and hoses can easily create trip-and-fall hazards. According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls cause 15% of all accidental deaths, as well as accounting for 12-15% of all Workers’ Compensation claims in the US.

“One of the easiest ways to prevent cables and hoses from becoming trip hazards is to use Grip Guard® Cable Protectors to organize and cover your cables and hoses at entertainment and stage venues,” said Ray Torres, President and CEO of Checkers. He went on to say, “These lightweight, high visibilty models have patent-pending Gripper® Connectors that make them much easier to transport, set up, and disassemble than similar rubber designs. The Gripper® Connectors create a modular system so multiple cable protectors easily be locked together for any desired length.”

Cable protection awareness has been in the spotlight recently with heightened media attention on veteran comedian George Wallace’s lawsuit against the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. Wallace injured his Achilles tendon after becoming entangled in stage wiring during a stand-up comedy show in December 2007. According to Checkers, products like Grip Guard® are designed to help prevent these type of occurences from happening.

“Our new grey and yellow colors create a highly visible warning that alerts people to be careful in that area,” said Torres. “This, in addition to their lightweight design and easy-to-use hinged lid design, makes Grip Guard® ideal for entertainment venues, light industrial and utility applications.”

Additional features of Grip Guard® Cable Protectors include a Snap Fit™ hinged lid, individual channels for cables and hoses up to 2.25” outside diameter, a patented 5-Bar tread pattern for maximum traction, and a recessed carrying handle. Grip Guard® Cable Protectors are made from maintenance free, high impact absorbing, non-conductive polyurethane that is resistant to oil, fuels and lubricants.

Checkers began in 1987 with a simple vision: to be a dynamic and growing organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting assets by delivering innovative safety products. That vision still drives Checkers today. Product offerings include cable and hose protection systems, wheel chocks, warning whips, warning lights and more. Learn more at 


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