Category: Safety Topics

Lowering Skin Cancer Risk in Construction

May is skin cancer awareness month. With the arrival of warmer months to the northern hemisphere it is well understood that site-based and outdoor contruction workers are at a higher risk of skin cancer than most other professions. This is due to higher levels of ultraviolet radiation. Millions affected Five million people are treated for […]

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Protecting Older Workers – a Valuable Asset in Construction

During the last two decades the average age of an American worker has increased by almost three years from 39.3 to 42, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This trend is even more apparent in the blue-collar industry with plumbers, electricians, and miners working well into their 40s, construction workers at 42.5 years […]

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Crane Safety Heightened in Threatening Weather

Keeping an eye on the weather is a wise decision for anyone who works outdoors. This is especially important for those with careers in construction and heavy equipment operation. A responsible crane operator should be cognizant of when the weather turns threatening and how to act accordingly. American Cranes & Transport Magazine (ACT) recently posted […]

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Trucking Safety – Start with the Basics

The National Safety Highway Administration recently released a report about a disturbing increase in traffic fatalities across the country. The riskiest behaviors identified for both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers are two simple things… speeding and failure to use seatbelts. In the trucking industry, addressing this problem may be as simple as fleet managers reminding […]

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Protect Construction Workers - Slow Down!

The Florida Department of Transportation reminds motorists to slow down and practice caution when driving through work zones in the Sunshine State. This week is designated National Work Zone Awareness Week, a program that began in 1999. State agencies sponsor education and other initiatives to persuade drivers to put away all distractions and follow the […]

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Care for the Crane, Care for the Operator

Following a maintenance plan for cranes and other heavy-duty equipment is always a smart investment of time and resources. The crane will run more efficiently, safely, experience fewer breakdowns, and be a reliable asset over the long run. The same could be said for the crane operator. The April issue of American Cranes & Transport […]

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Construction Safety Improved by Wearable Technology

Remember the iconic photo of eleven construction workers with no safety harnesses sitting on a skyscraper girder and eating lunch high above New York City in 1932? The idea of doing something like that today is unthinkable, and fortunately safety standards have improved during the last 90 years. In recent times, work site safety advancements […]

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What to Look for in Crane Stabilization Pads

No matter what size crane is being used, its stabilization pads are essential for safety because they’re the foundation for a secure lift. Crane pads are attached directly to the ram end of each outrigger and work together to enlarge the overall footprint of the crane. But the point of contact between the crane pad […]

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Ten Tips for Heavy Haul Trailer Maintenance

If you employ just one heavy haul trailer or an entire fleet for your business, you probably know that many factors can affect the lifespan of this important equipment. Challenges include rough roads, rocks, bumps, plus general wear and tear. What are some ways to prevent costly damage and keep your trailers in peak working […]

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New System Prevents Tower & Mobile Crane Collisions

AMCS Technologies has developed the world's first anti-collision system of its kind used between tower and mobile cranes working at the same site. Headquartered in France, AMCS provides crane technology and safety solutions. The new system, known as DCS 61-S, is available now for purchase internationally. ME Construction News recently highlighted the product at their […]

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