Safety First: A Look at the Latest Safety Measures and Equipment

New standards, safety gear help workers take a stand against injuries By Chris Maday Schmidt It goes without saying that the number one priority for superintendents is the safety of their crews and subcontractors. And that the number one goal is 100 percent zero incidents so that every worker goes home, unscathed, at the end of each day. Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day, according to OSHA. And, when compared to all industries, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this … Read more

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Tips for Joining Cold-Formed Steel Wall Panels to Concrete Flooring Systems

By Dan Snyder When cold-formed steel construction products arrive on a jobsite, superintendents can be sure they will be straight, strong and will have consistent properties throughout the entire application. These properties make planning, sourcing and installing the cold-formed steel products easier and more efficient, in terms of both time and cost. On the jobsite, the combination of consistency and tight manufacturing tolerances allows builders to safely and easily construct building modules and panelize cold-formed steel wall systems to reduce onsite labor costs and improve overall project cycle times. These same properties can lead to issues when working to join … Read more

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Capture Project Progress with Time-Lapse Camera

The Brinno BCC 200, an HDR time-lapse camera, produces actual video footage, not just a series of JPEGs. There is no need to convert large files into video as the BCC 200 automatically does that for consumers. The TLC200 Pro features allow forĀ amazing recording even in low light. A 112 degree field of view captures panoramic views, and the F.2 aspherical lens offers additional image detail. Time intervals can be adjusted to shoot every second, all the way to once every 24 hours. Depending on the time interval and settings that are used, 4 AA batteries will power the BCC … Read more

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EcoLifts Offer Clean, Green Operation

JLG’s Occupational Health & Safety’s award-winning EcoLift 50 and 70 offer game-changing, power-free access on jobsites. Patented stored power lift/lower system delivers 24/7 use and trouble-free service; a sturdy base and automatic locking wheels allow workers to maneuver confidently with both hands. The EcoLifts provide clean and green operation with no oil, batteries or hydraulics.

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