Safety

Safety shouldn’t be overlooked when working with concrete. Installers should adhere to OSHA guidelines concerning placement and also wear the proper personal protection equipment (PPE). These can include gloves, eye wear, hardhat, dust masks, boots and long-sleeved shirts and pants.

Red Warrior SmartFlex Gloves by Brass Knuckle

Red Warrior SmartFlex Gloves by Brass Knuckle

When you’re heading into the battle of another workday, you don’t want to lose your grip on your implements. Brass Knuckle Red Warrior SmartFlex gloves (BK504) provide excellent, spongelike slip resistance with a proprietary polyurethane foam coating process. Plus, they’re 20% thinner than comparable 15-gauge coated gloves, yet thick on […]

Take charge of your battery - OEM Battery Safety

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Can the Choice of a Power Tool’s Battery Affect Contractor Safety?

Maybe some power tool users are tired of getting the third degree about using third-party replacement batteries. But they should consider that they might be headed for third-degree burns—or worse—if they keep it up. Battery safety is paramount for contractors and there is simply no adequate replacement for using the […]

Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide when Using Propane-powered Equipment

Propane-powered burnishers, grinders, trowels, saws and generators are becoming more popular with contractors looking for better results in less time. Propane equipment provides increased power, endless runtime and portability. But carbon monoxide on propane equipment can cause issues. If contractors follow proper safety procedures, however, they can effectively use this […]

A person grinding concrete without the proper PPE

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What Concrete Contractors Should Know About Crystalline Silica

Crystalline silica refers to a naturally occurring class of minerals found in a wide variety of rock. This mineral occurs naturally in virtually all sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks including granodiorites, rhyolites and granites. Its most common form is quartz, which is the second most abundant mineral harvested from the […]

Six new interchanges were created using a double-teardrop shape. Mike Shepherd of Shepherd's Construction Co. Inc. completed work on four of the traffic roundabouts and their associated walkways.

Concrete Streetscapes in Carmel Improve Safety

In 2011, the city of Carmel, Indiana, revamped its major roadway, the Keystone Parkway, as part of a multiphase project to lower the grade under six major intersections. This created new interchanges and no traffic lights for north-south traffic over a five-mile stretch, while six new roundabouts managed east-west traffic. […]