Sunday | July 23, 2017

Safety Spotlight Archive

Children’s Book Reinforces Company’s Safety Culture

Why Wye Mom, written by Melanie Foister and Jaylynn Markwald, illustrates Lakeside Industries’...
Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals aims to protect industry workers

Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals aims to protect industry workers

By Ross Myers & David Walls Several human resource websites offer checklists and...

Construction Safety’s Next Frontier: Suicide Prevention

By Cal Beyer The construction industry is experiencing unprecedented attention to mental health...

Build Protective Factors Against Mental Health Crises, Suicide Risk

  By Sally Spencer-Thomas When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,...
With the LED light wrapped around the length of the spray bar, Payne & Dolan workers have eliminated a trip hazard while illuminating the back of the tack truck for passing motorists. Photo courtesy NAPA.

Light Up the Night with Opti-Brite LED Headlamps

Let’s take a look at safe lighting on some basic equipment, such as...
Delivering mix to a nighttime paving site takes even more attention to detail. Drivers will want to be aware of their surroundings always, but the onset of dusk brings new elements of danger with shortened work zones due to limited sight. Be safe out there. Photo courtesy Sandy Lender.

Air Brake Warning System Earns Award-Winning Safety

At the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) mid-year meeting in Seattle in July,...

Save Lives Despite Language Barriers

Having a toolbox talk each morning is one of the most important processes...
Different crew members may require hearing protection with different capabilities. For example, the paving operator, screed operator, dump man and haul truck driver may require headsets with communication capabilities. Photos courtesy 3M.

How New OSHA Noise Limits Could Affect Your Crew

In May, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its spring semiannual...
Hardhat brims, like you see here, are very popular with the crew at Martin Marietta Denver Metro Paving Division. Not only does it keep you cooler, but it also prevents sunburn. Photo courtesy of Ray Eisner.

Stay Cool During Summer Paving

  Heat is a constant concern in our industry. But we’re usually concerned...
Stock image of sun

Wear Sunscreen When Working Outside

From Mulberry Marketing Communications The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that more than...

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