It’s a good thing to be cautious when it comes to safety. Proximity alarms, like other technologies, bring up many questions. We at Sigalarm have the best engineers, designers, and technicians that can answer your proximity alarm questions. In this brief article, we lay out the answers. Read more
If you’ve ever passed a construction site, you’ve more than likely seen a Derrick Crane. A tower that protrudes from the crane’s base and pivots in any direction is the most identifiable feature of a derrick crane. Derrick cranes are considered “fixed”. These cranes are assembled and disassembled at the construction site. These cranes are used on shipping platforms, with ships and barges, as well as in construction sites.
There will be changes to three existing OSHA regulations starting in 2017. These three regulation changes by OSHA will impact crane operator certification requirements, redefining the term “hoisting.” They will also affect crane usage for railroad projects. Let’s examine each of these changes in a bit more depth. Read more
President Donald J. Trump recently approved the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline will stretch from the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It will span 1,172 miles from start to finish. While it’s still uncertain how many jobs will be created to complete the pipeline, there is no doubt that the Dakota Access Pipeline will bring construction jobs to the region.
With the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald J. Trump has also approved a measure that will create jobs in the construction industry. Construction of the pipeline will take anywhere from one to two years, and generate more than 3,900 jobs, according to Labor Department estimates. This means a lot more workers will be in the field, working with dangerous equipment and working around high voltage power lines. To keep your workers safe, consider purchasing one or several of the Sigalarm High Voltage Power Warning devices.
Safety is top of mind for most business owners. It is especially important for occupations with inherent risk, like construction or electrical work. Sigalarm has created a power line warning system to decrease on-the-job risk. This high voltage Sigalarm attaches to new or used equipment and detects high voltage power lines in a variety of work situations. Read more
Policy changes implemented by elected officials have far-reaching effects outside of Washington, D.C. Mentioned frequently throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, one of the major industries currently being affected is the construction industry. The new presidency affects construction industry in some ways we haven’t seen. Read more
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