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Heat Stress Safety Week

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

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

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

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

“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

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.

Wm. T. Spaeder Participates in the National Safety Stand-Down

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.