Jun 26, 2018
The team at PSS has developed the RoadQuake® RAPTOR™ Rumble Strip Handling Machine that fits on the front of a work truck to transport, deploy, realign and retrieve RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strips (TPRS). Here’s how it works.
May 25, 2018
On June 23, 2018, the second phase of the OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) regulations go into effect for general industry and maritime. Here’s what you need to do if you’re an asphalt plant owner to safeguard the health of your workers from silica dust.
Jan 25, 2018
It’s an unfortunate fact that vehicle intrusions are one of the leading causes of death in the road construction industry, resulting in tens of thousands of work zone crashes and hundreds of fatalities each year. What’s even more devastating is that many of these fatalities could have been prevented. The National Highway Transportation and Safety […]
Nov 25, 2017
This could easily fit in the That’s a Good Idea column, but let’s draw some extra attention to the ring of light affixed to hard hats as a safety device. You’ve seen the Halo Light in the pages of AsphaltPro before. Lately, the teams that make these lights have made them “lighter” in terms of […]
Nov 25, 2017
Although our equipment gets smarter each and every innovation cycle, the PPE those in the construction industry have worn hasn’t changed much over the past half-century. With the development and growth of wearables, that may soon change. According to a report from ABI Research, the wearable market–including both consumer and enterprise devices–is expected to grow […]
Nov 22, 2016
Let’s take a look at safe lighting on some basic equipment, such as haul trucks, trailers and tack wagons. Optronics International, Tulsa, Oklahoma, displayed its most recent launch for the first time at the 2016 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas recently. The Opti-Brite LED Headlamps offer retroreflective LED tech engineered to emit a wider, brighter […]
Oct 25, 2016
At the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) mid-year meeting in Seattle in July, the association gave a 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award to Superior Paving Corp. of Gainesville, Virginia, for its implementation of a McCav air brake warning system. The system visually and audibly alerts drivers if they leave the vehicle without engaging the […]