Wednesday | January 17, 2018

safety Archive

Workers at Oldcastle Materials—Montana Companies, based in Helena, Montana, developed the asphalt drum non-entry rescue system, which incorporates aircraft cabling, a rescue pulley, and a fall-protection harness to help keep safety a top priority during drum maintenance. Photo courtesy National Asphalt Pavement Association.

Keep Asphalt Drum Maintenance Safety in Mind

During the midyear meeting in Seattle, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced...

How to Keep Your Dump Man Safe on the Job

The dump man controls the flow of material on the job, and that...
The detection system sends little pressure waves to check for leaks, a change in wall thickness or a deteriorated section of the wall in pipes.

Pipe It Safely with New Leak Detection Tech

By Caleb Radford A pipeline assessment tool capable of leak detection and imperfections...
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...

SmartWorkzones Makes Work Zones Safer

Transporting material to and from the work zone isn’t our only transportation-related concern....
American Highway Products' manhole safety ramp

American Highway Products’ Manhole Safety Ramp

Many municipal mill and fill projects require milling around raised manholes, leaving behind...
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...

Benefits of Electric Heat Distributor Trucks

Distributor trucks may easily be viewed as unglamorous workhorses of paving fleets. Their...
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Protect Crews with New Crash Attenuator Truck

It’s no secret that motorists are easily distracted. According to Distraction.gov, “In 2014,...

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