Category Archives: Safety

  • Curry Supply debuts new utility division

    Curry Supply debuts new utility division

    Curry Supply, one of the leading manufacturers in the Work Truck Industry, with 3 manufacturing locations throughout the United States, recently launched their new Utility Division at the ARA Show in New Orleans, LA, led by senior business development manager Rick Romney, with his 50 years of experience in the Utility market.

    Thomson Prestress adds another Shuttlelift Gantry crane to operation

    Thomson Prestress adds another Shuttlelift Gantry crane to operation

    Thomson Prestress, formerly Concrete Products of Tennessee, has recently added a Shuleli DB70 gantry crane to their equipment fleet to enhance the producon of their precast and prestressed concrete products.  The new double beam rubber red gantry crane joins a Shuleli SB50 (Single Beam) already onsite and in use since 2011. Thomson Prestress is a family owned operaon located in Jackson, TN and has been a leader in high-quality precast and prestressed concrete products since 1961.  They specialize in products for use in bridges, commercial buildings, railroads and marina construcon, and rely heavily on their rubber red gantry cranes to move, store and load out product on their 50-acre facility. With a connued backlog of business there was a need for another gantry crane onsite to efficiently cast and deliver product on me to customers. The decision to go with Shuleli was easy aer experiencing the quality and customer service provided with their SB50 gantry crane.  “Aer purchasing our single beam 50 ton from Shuleli in 2011, we had decided that our next gantry crane purchase would also be from Shuleli”, said Tory Boston, Producon Manager at Thomson Prestress. At Thomson Prestress they produce concrete infrastructure products in many shapes and sizes to meet the specific needs of their customers. Due to the many different configuraons there was a need for a custom spreader bar to ensure all product could be lied.  Shuleli specializes in customizaon, including the design and fabricaon of spreader beams, and designed a 75’ long beam with sliding li points to accommodate varying pick points along the product. The new Shuleli DB70 is also equipped with wireless remote control, AVT fuel saver and work & drive lights for operang at night or early hours of the morning.  “With increased technological advancement, there have been a variety of benefits in using this machine compared to what our operators have used in the past”, said Boston of the machine features and opons. The wireless remote control comes standard on all Shuleli DB and SB series gantry cranes allowing the operator free movement for beer line of site and allows the operator to also assist in the rigging process.  The Automac Variable Throle (AVT) is a built in engine program which automacally adjusts engine RPM to draw only the power you need to complete the task at hand, significantly reducing fuel consumpon and increasing component life. Shuleli and Thomson Prestress have shared a great business relaonship for over a decade so the order and delivery process was simple.  “It has been a stress-free experience and the process was speedy and effortless”, said Boston. He added, “Our operators are thoroughly sasfied with the quality and funconality of the equipment.”

    Training is everything: Three focuses to keep in mind when training your fleet drivers

    Training is everything: Three focuses to keep in mind when training your fleet drivers

    by Andy Haman, managing editor In a recent webinar from the National Safety Council, Matthew Camden of Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute spoke about reducing risk factors for your occupational drivers through proper training procedures.

    Elite professional drivers deliver safe driving tips for the holiday season

    Elite professional drivers deliver safe driving tips for the holiday season

    Washington – Today, the American Trucking Associations and professional drivers from ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program encouraged the estimated 115.2 million people traveling over the holiday season this year to practice safety as they hit the road for the holidays.

    Stay warm, stay visible: Pyramex offers premium winter work wear collection

    Stay warm, stay visible: Pyramex offers premium winter work wear collection

    As temperatures begin to drop and work demands continue, look to the Pyramex ® Winter Work Wear Collection to deliver the warmth, comfort, and visibility needed in cold and challenging conditions.

    Savox Communications launches robust Savox Noise-COM 500 hearing protector for heavy industrial use

    Savox Communications launches robust Savox Noise-COM 500 hearing protector for heavy industrial use

    The new Savox Noise-COM 500 products are top-of-the-line Bluetooth hearing protectors specifically designed for use in extremely harsh, noisy operations. They are suitable, for example, for use in construction, mining, or other heavy industries where using hearing protectors is vital, and the ability to communicate with clarity is of equally high importance. These robust and […]

    The green light for safety: Ensuring safety with heavy-haul trailers

    The green light for safety ensuring safety with heavy-haul trailers

    by Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing Safety on the jobsite is easy to recognize with hardhats, earplugs and blinding neon vests. But beyond the jobsite, when hauling equipment from one location to the next, for instance, how can safety be ensured? It all comes down to the load and the […]

    Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs U.S. Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

    Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs U.S. Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

    22 workers have perished in first half of 2022, a 68 percent increase over all of 2021  WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021 – and prompting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

    Do your machines have anti-restart protection? Here is how to find out

    Do your machines have anti-restart protection? Here is how to find out

    In order to meet certain regulations, and as a best safety practice, machinery must be prevented from automatically or unintentionally restarting when an unscheduled power interruption occurs. The safety regulations that reference preventing accidental operation can be found in OSHA 1910.217 (b)(8)(ii) and ANSI B11.1-2009 (6)(2)(3). OSHA 1910 Subpart O specifies two categories of machines […]

    Sensing-Saf-Start from Rockford Systems protects machine operators from accidental re-starts following power interruptions

    Sensing-Saf-Start from Rockford Systems protects machine operators from accidental re-starts following power interruptions

    ROCKFORD, IL— Drills, mills, lathes, grinders, saws and other dangerous machinery can abruptly shut down during operation due to an unscheduled power interruption. When an unintended shutdown takes place, it is critically important that the machine does not automatically restart, catching the operator by surprise and leading to a serious accident. 

    Tips to minimize damage, protect parking structures during winter

    Chemical deicers and snowplows are commonly used in winter to eliminate hazardous ice and snow from parking decks and structures. While deicers are doing their job melting away snow and ice, some may actually be corroding the parking structure’s concrete and reinforcing steel, and some snow removal techniques may actually be doing more damage than […]

    Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens reach major safety milestone

    Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens reach major safety milestone

    Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens have reached a major safety milestone with 1,000 days without a lost time incident. Our employees have worked 2 years, 8 months, and 27 days without any lost time injury, which is a measure of monitoring incidents that result in an employee missing work due to an injury or accident in the workplace. Manufacturing engineering […]

    Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

    Road Widener brings heightened safety to road crews with offset vibratory roller attachment

    Road Widener LLC., a leading manufacturer of innovative road construction equipment, offers the industry’s first offset vibratory roller attachment. The attachment’s offset, patented design allows the host machine to drive safely on flat ground while compacting sloping shoulders, ditches and other hard-to-reach roadside areas, a task that has traditionally put road crews in danger of […]

    Doug Parker, chief of Cal OSHA, nominated to lead OSHA

    Doug Parker, chief of Cal OSHA, nominated to lead OSHA

      Source: Safety Law Matters By Donna Pryor, Erik Dullea & Tracey O’Brien on April 12, 2021 On April 9, 2021, the White House issued a press release announcing its nomination of Douglas Parker (Parker) for the position of Assistant Secretary for the Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA). Parker is currently the chief of California’s […]

    How to respond to OSHA’s COVID enforcement

    How to respond to OSHA’s COVID enforcement

    Make sure you are adhering to the agency’s and CDC workplace guidances Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Mar 25, 2021 Employers now find themselves in the crosshairs of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) amped-up enforcement of its COVID-19 guidelines and need to take immediate action to avoid the potential flood of citations and […]

    How to Respond to OSHA’s COVID Enforcement

    How to Respond to OSHA’s COVID Enforcement

    Make sure you are adhering to the agency’s and CDC workplace guidances. Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Employers now find themselves in the crosshairs of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) amped-up enforcement of its COVID-19 guidelines and need to take immediate action to avoid the potential flood of citations and penalties expected to […]

    Unsafe work practices around conveyors

    Unsafe work practices around conveyors

    Because of their size, speed and high-horsepower drive motors, conveyors pose a number of risks to personnel working on or near them. In addition to all of the physical danger zones, when an injury occurs, “fault” is often attributed to injured workers’ actions or inactions. However, safety experts point out that injuries generally occur due […]

    US Department of Labor issues stronger mine safety guidance on coronavirus

    US Department of Labor issues stronger mine safety guidance on coronavirus

    The U.S. Department of Labor has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help mine operators and mine workers implement a coronavirus protection program and better identify risks that could lead to exposure. The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s “Protecting Miners: MSHA Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19” provides updated guidance and recommendations, […]

    How to identify fake N95 masks

    How to identify fake N95 masks

    10 million counterfeit masks already have been seized by the government. Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Feb 18, 2021 News recently surfaced that the federal and state governments are grappling with a massive counterfeiting ring that managed to distribute at least 10 million fake 3M N95 masks throughout at least five states—and those are just […]

    Aquajet training options provide customized solutions

    Aquajet training options provide customized solutions

    MONROE, WA — Aquajet now offers on-demand training options to maximize productivity and safety on the jobsite. In addition to in-depth, hands-on training with each machine commission, Aquajet’s North American subsidiary provides continuing education options on-site or through its network of facilities across the United States. Training is tailored to customer need and operator experience […]

    Safety must be made a top priority

    Safety must be made a top priority

    “Optimistically, I believed that all of us in the contract and construction industry considered safety as the single most important issue. That safety tops profitability and efficiency,” Stig Engström, owner and founder of Engcon. Unfortunately, the reality is different. In 2020, 30 people were injured at work in Sweden, which is proof that we have […]

    OSHA Penalties Increase Effective Jan. 15

    OSHA Penalties Increase Effective Jan. 15

    Source: EHS Today As a reminder, OSHA’s civil penalty amounts for workplace safety and health violations will increase slightly effective tomorrow in accordance with cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. These penalty levels apply to any violations assessed after Jan. 15. OSHA’s maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $134,937 to $136,532 per violation. […]