The Skid Truck before (left) and after (right) the safety rail installation
Pallister’s safety railing for skid truck safeguards department employees
Trek Pallister, A Transportation Tech. Sr. in ITD’s Operations, created a safety railing to enhance the safety of employees filling the 1,000-gallon water tank (daily during friction testing) or performing maintenance while atop the unit, which stands 6.5 feet tall.
Pallister (pictured right) developed a strong interest in safety at ITD and before that in construction, noticed a possible safety concern on the Friction Testing Unit and immediately began researching a solution. Pallister and a committee of Jack Long, Caleb Lakey and Randy Danner ultimately decided that a permanent safety railing was the best solution.
Pallister designed fall protection around the perimeter of the truck bed, an innovation has the potential to save significant money for the department.