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Environmental Cleanup Success Stories

When so much harm to the environment is happening all around us, it’s great to hear about environmental cleanup stories that helped improve the conditions of the environment while helping to promote economic activity in an area. I recently read through a few great success stories on the EPA website, and I thought I would […]

The Steel Industry – Making it Greener

Take a quick guess, what is the most recyclable material that is manufactured? If you read the title of the article, you’d guess steel and you would be right! Unlike other recyclable products, steel does not lose any of its quality or physical characteristics from being recycled. But why is steel so recyclable compared to […]

How to Make Gutter Gardens

If you’ve always wanted to make the most of a small space while adding some greenery to your life, gutter gardens may be just the right addition to your home. Gutter gardens can be added to almost any wall, fence, or flat surface outdoors. To make your own gutter garden, follow these ten simple steps! […]

The A Frame Ladder and Its Uses

When you need something placed too high for you to get to on your own, you’ll probably set up a ladder to be able to reach it. A-Frame ladders are highly useful for a variety of reasons – mostly because they are stable and an easy-to-use way of accessing high and hard to reach places. What […]

Trenching: Steps to Take Before Digging

We all know that when it comes to digging trenches, workers tend to get a little over-excited. They want to bring in that bulldozer and get the job done ASAP! It must be that rush of excitement they get when they hear the engine roaring or the sight of mounds of dirt pouring into a […]

Staying Safe at Work

Staying safe at work means different things to different workers. For construction workers, safety is mostly about prevention of falls and other injuries, especially injuries caused by malfunctioning tools or other construction equipment. In an office, the safety concerns are likely to be about getting out of a high-rise during a fire or violence prevention […]

Conveyor Safety Over The Years

Conveyor systems are nothing new if you’ve ever been by any large industrial endeavor, be it mining or more general material handling. As OSHA safety standards have improved over the years, it’s interesting to see what safeguards were put in place, and what was deemed acceptable in the workplace from then to now. So we […]

Boilersuits: Simplicity Equals Functionality

There are so many types of attire than are meant for only particular occasions that it’s sometimes had to keep track. Sometimes, we can get two items confused that are really used for totally different purposes by the wearer. For instance, can you think of one garment that remarkably resembles a jumpsuit (at least in […]

Farming Trench Shoring: A Dangerous Dig, Part 1

Construction of farming trenches can be dangerous tasks for workers. If trenching is not done properly, such as lacking trench shields, injuries and deaths can occur through a cave in, asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen, electrocution due to contact with utilities and even drowning. These are just a few of the hazards that can […]

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