Tuesday | November 21, 2017

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Lakeside Industries’ Risk Management and Safety Team (shown from left to right at the Issaquah, Washington site) is Safety & Claims Director Mike O’Neil (with Lakeside since 1988), Safety Specialist Rosa Connell (with Lakeside since 1988), Director of Risk Management Cal Beyer (with Lakeside since 2014), Risk Management & Safety Coordinator Melanie Foister (with Lakeside since 2012), Safety Specialist Mike Shute (with Lakeside since 2011), Risk Management & Safety Administrative Assistant Nisha Choughule (with Lakeside since 2016), and Safety & Health Management Intern Elena Wagar (Central Washington University; summer 2017). Photographer Ryan Anderson.

Lakeside Industries Shares a Winning Safety Strategy

By Cal Beyer and Mike O’Neil Editor’s Note: Annually at its mid-year meeting,...
This team has attached an 8-inch convex mirror to a heavy duty, flat magnet so they can position the mirror for the paver operator’s benefit and the screed operator’s benefit. All photos courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Where to Put Mirrors on Your Paver for Optimal Safety

One way to increase visibility on any piece of heavy equipment is with...

Understand OSHA’s New Standards for Silica Dust

When we cut, grind or drill into concrete and asphalt out on the...
In this picture, you can see extra lights and mirrors on the front of Murray’s truck. He includes lights atop the mirrors and at the corners of the body. Convex mirrors provide extra visibility of areas that would otherwise be blind spots. All photos courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery, Part 5—Haul Truck Safety Pays Dividends

Editor’s Note: A few of the ideas in this article involve adding lighting...

Children’s Book Reinforces Company’s Safety Culture

Why Wye Mom, written by Melanie Foister and Jaylynn Markwald, illustrates Lakeside Industries’...
The sunroof Steve Murray had installed for safety on his truck’s cab allows him to see overhead wires and tree branches from the safety of the driver’s seat. He said the $750 it cost to have the sunroof installed is the best investment he’s made.

Use a Sunroof to Spot Overhead Obstructions

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery Part 2—Put...
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,...
Asphalt paving accounts for 60 to 70 percent of Gray & Son’s work.

Gray & Son Stays Safe While Innovating

You can’t succeed in this industry without a commitment to safety. Federal and...

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