As this month’s safety stand-down dealt with confined spaces, we thought we would discuss a little more in depth about confined spaces and what working in them entails. Confined spaces can be found in a variety of industries, during many applications and they can even be created inadvertently during demolition activities if proper pre-planning isn’t performed. Learn what you can do to work safety in these types of environments.
For the Wm. T. Spaeder, technology is a means of our present and our future. We pride ourselves in utilizing cutting edge technologies to develop and create complex, yet, seamless projects for our customers. This technology assists us in project layout, fabrication & pre-fabrication and, in turn, meeting our project budgets.
Every year the National Safety Council puts on a Congress and Expo for safety and related professions to attend and enhance their efforts in their current job roles. For anyone who works in safety, like any job, there are many pros and cons. For many of us, one of the biggest positives about being a safety professional is that it enables us to influence many lives and aspects of the business.
In the U.S., more than 800 construction workers die every year while on the job. One of the most dangerous types of construction work is trenching.
After adding more than 50,000 jobs in January alone, the construction industry shows no signs of slowing down. As more people join the workforce, our commitment to worker safety is even more important. Although falls from heights decreased from 2016 to 2017 according to BLS data, falls are still the leading cause of death in the construction industry – they can and should be prevented.