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Power Line Electrocution Leading Cause of Construction Death

According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, power line electrocution is one of the leading causes of death in the industry. In fact, between 1992 and 2010 alone, more than 2,400 construction workers lost their lives as a result of electrocutions occurring on job sites. A leader in power line warning systems, Sigalarm is passionate about protecting workers and bystanders alike. Learn more about how these incidents occur, along with tips for avoiding them in your business moving forward:

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The Sigalarm Story: Saving Lives

Sigalarm is in the business of saving lives. That’s not hyperbole, that’s fact. Currently, owned and operated by Lance and Kim Burney, Sigalarm has been part of remarkable growth in the proximity alarm industry since 1999. Over the past 17 years, Lance and Kim have seen an increase in the acceptance of proximity alarms and other life-saving devices.

In the video below, Lance and Kim discuss the life-saving mission of Sigalarm and how the company achieves that mission every day.
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Why Powerline Contacts Keep Occurring

Power line contacts are a danger that Sigalarm wants to eliminate. Hard working Americans deserve the safest environment as they do their jobs. Whether they are construction workers, firefighters, utility repairmen, mobile journalists, or cable installers, they need to be kept safe. Read more

Sigalarm's Quality Assurance

When it comes to saving lives, you have to have a high level of quality assurance. Since it’s inception, Sigalarm has been know for reliable products. These products marry innovation and safety to make it easier for workers on job sites to stay safe. Our sensors detect electric fields emitted by high voltage power lines and help to keeper workers and their equipment at a distance.

In the video below, Ashley Pertler, Sigalarm’s Operations Manager, walks through our in-house quality assurance process. While we do conduct QA tests on all products before they even leave the factory, there is an extra, final check that is done at Sigalarm headquarters. Using a high voltage simulator, Sigalarm can test its voltage readers and ensure that it’s functioning correctly.

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Berkeley Concrete Pumping

Berkeley Concrete Pumping did a full evaluation of Sigalarm, and we appreciate their work. We are proud to help this excellent concrete pump company. Sigalarm leads the way in creating a “safety culture” in different industries. Our user-friendly devices are not only intuitive but are also durable and designed for safety programs and initiatives. Without further ado, let’s look at the results from their evaluation. Read more

Promoting a Safety Culture: Sigalarm's Ashley Pertler

Sigalarm’s mission is to make it safer for professionals like engineers, construction workers, and firefighters to do their jobs safely. High voltage power lines are often close to job or disaster sites and being aware of them can save lives. In the video below, Sigalarm’s Operations Manager Ashley Pertler discusses how Sigalarm’s work and how their products help other companies develop a safety culture.
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Farming Industry Powerline Safety

Often, there is a finite window of time when grain producers can move and market their product. As a result, there is an exponential rise in the use of grain trucks. While grain producers are simply trying to get work done quickly and efficiently, this rise can lead to an increase in accidents. Plus, if weather conditions are less than ideal, leading to a limited number of days to use the the equipment and move the grain, accidents may be even more prevalent. A recent increase in the number of electrocutions among grain truck operators has brought greater awareness to farming industry power line safety. Here are a few things to remember to keep you and your operators safe: Read more

Sigalarm | Attention Fire Departments: The Dangers of Aerial Ladders and Electrocution

High voltage power lines present a variety of dangers to people who work in close proximity to them, such as firefighters. Instances of firefighters being electrocuted by high voltage power lines while climbing ladders is too common. And, it can often prove fatal. So, what can fire departments do to prevent this from happening, and improve aerial ladder safety? In addition to training, designated safety officers, and standard operating procedures, fire departments can use Sigalarm’s High Voltage Power Line Warning systems to keep everyone safe. Read more