While many of us may have thought about installing a home sprinkler system, there are some common misconceptions that make the prospect seem undesirable. Let’s examine the data and find out what is true and what is not.
Fire Extinguishers: History, Types, and Uses
Fire extinguishers are an important part of any fire suppression arsenal, so we thought we would go over a little about their history, classifications, and how you and/or your company can use these tools in safe guarding yourself and others from fire threats.
Have a Safe 4th of July!
The 4th of July is a day of celebration, commemorating U.S. Independence from England. It’s a time for reflection about the things that make us proud of the red, white, and blue. Fireworks, at least in Pennsylvania, are always part of the festivities, but if not handled with care, accidents can happen. Taking safety precautions to avoid injuries helps to ensure everyone has a safe holiday.
Fall Protection Stand-down Week 2020
Fall Protection Stand-down Week sponsored by OSHA gives us an important reminder to implement fall protection standards every day.
Podcast #6 – Safety, COVID-19 & Construction
In this podcast, Kassie Koser, our Safety Director, discusses how COVID-19 has affected our work at Wm. T. Spaeder, talking about specific precautions we implemented to ensure the safety of both ourselves and our customers.
Heat Stress Safety Week
Early June is Heat Stress Focus Week at Wm. T. Spaeder. In this article, we discuss some of the issues we encounter when dealing with warmer weather and how being cognizant of these issues and taking the necessary precautions can protect us from needless incidences.
Legionella & Maintaining Healthy Water Systems
If you own or manage a business property, it is vital to educate yourself on what Legionella is, how to test for it, and the best ways to control it. Wm. T. Spaeder’s Water Treatment department is equipped to help you take the proper steps to ensure your water systems are properly maintained and Legionella free.
Silica Safety – The Basics
Although silica has been generated for years in construction and through that time has always been dangerous, only recently have studies been able to confirm that exposure to respirable silica is having effects on our workforce.
Confined Spaces: What You Need to Know
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.
“Cutting” Edge Technology & Safety
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.
Kicking off the 2019 NSC Congress & Expo with Mick Ebeling
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.
Trench Safety Stand-Down
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.
Wm. T. Spaeder Participates in the National Safety Stand-Down
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.