Trenching & Excavation Safety Guide
There are many potential hazards when working in mining, construction, oil exploration and other rugged industries. But perhaps none are more common or dangerous as trenching and excavation. Cave-ins, drowning, electrocution, toxic fumes, accidents and injuries relating to proper access and egress and working in and around heavy equipment all pose a serious threat to your people and valuable assets.
The Importance of Contingency Planning
No matter how large your business is, how long you’ve been thriving or where you’re located, you can never fully predict every disaster that could affect operations. Anything from natural disasters to emergency medical situations and fires could put the business and its employees in danger, but there’s good news. While you can’t be certain if or when something might go wrong, you can put together a contingency plan that keeps your company safe and prepared in case of an emergency.
Safety Tips for Managing a Plant Shutdown
When you know you need to shut down your plant, you probably also know how dangerous and hectic the operation can be. Whether you’re completing a shutdown for preventive maintenance, equipment replacement, facility repurposing or permanent closure, you need to keep the site and your employees safe throughout the process. It’s not always easy, but knowing the steps to take can ensure a successful shutdown and, if needed, reopening. Follow these tips to ensure your operation goes smoothly.
Construction Equipment Rental or Purchase: How to decide what’s best for your business
A business that is dependent on the use of heavy equipment has a few decisions to make about how they’ll acquire the equipment that is vital to completing a project properly, efficiently and on time. Your specific situation will be different than another construction or excavating business so it’s not easy to just get the needed insights from a fellow business owner on what they do. You need to take into account a few different factors that will contribute to making the right choice for the vitality and management of your company.