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How Well Can You Use a Power Drill?

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Home improvement projects are a great opportunity to save money, especially when you can do them yourself. You don't need to hire a specialist for everything that goes wrong in your basement. For instance, sealing small cracks is an easy task if you have the right materials at hand. You need to do a bit of drilling, cleaning the crack with a wire brush and applying the sealant. A power drill is a handy tool when doing such projects.

25 January 2018

Safety Tips When Cleaning Molasses Storage Tanks

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Molasses tanks come in different shapes and sizes as well as constituent materials. Whichever type of tank you have in your average-sized mill, cleaning the container is a critical part of producing quality molasses. However, there have been cases of accidents and even death of staff during molasses tank cleaning exercises. While the nature of molasses is harmless, subtle aspects might pose a significant danger to cleaning staff. Tips provided in this article highlight ways your team can improve safety when cleaning molasses storage tanks.

11 January 2018

How to Prevent Debris From Getting Into Your Water Pump

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Unfortunately, water pumps can get clogged with dirt or debris, and that can cause the pump to stop working correctly. To keep your pump working at full capacity, you need to keep it free of dirt and debris. Let these tips help you. 1. Make Sure Connections Are Tight On a regular basis, you should check how hoses and other elements are connected to your pump. If those connections are crooked or not secure, debris can sneak in through the cracks.

3 January 2018

Three tips for safely operating a car lift in an industrial facility

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Many car manufacturers have car lifts in their facilities. Here are three safety tips which employees of such facilities should keep in mind when using this piece of equipment. Do not exceed the lift's maximum weight limit Most car lifts have a maximum weight limit. When an employee is tasked with using a car lift to transport a vehicle from one part of a facility to another, it is important for them not to overload the lift to the point where the equipment's weight limit is exceeded.

17 December 2017

A Closer Look At Accessible Handrails: 9 Points To Consider

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A stainless steel handrail is an essential provision when creating accessible spaces; however, the finer points of inclusive design are often overlooked or not fully understood. By adhering to the guidelines listed below, you can be sure that you have done all that you can to provide safe and accessible handrails in and around your building: Handrails On Both Sides of the Stairs  Disabled people may have a weaker side of their body, as is often the case with stroke survivors, making handrails on both sides of all staircases a necessity.

30 November 2017

Have You Considered Metal Street Furniture?

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Are you investigating possible options for designing or purchasing street furniture? Do you need to arrange the purchase of some park benches, barriers, or bollards? If this is your position, you will probably be giving some thought to the advantages of different materials, including wood, metal and plastic. Each of these materials has its defenders, and there are reasons to consider each one for creating street furniture, but overall, sheet metal has the edge.

15 November 2017

Construction Worksite Safety: Three Considerations for Netting System Selection

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There are numerous potential hazards in construction worksites. If these dangers are not addressed, they could translate into injuries and even fatalities for the workers and people around the area. Your company could also become burdened by legal and financial repercussions due to the incidents. Therefore, you should invest in protective equipment to prevent such accidents. One of the most beneficial systems that you should install is industrial safety netting. This device will serve as passive fall arrest and debris containment gear.

27 October 2017

How to Improve the Abrasive Blasting Speed

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Many people are not aware that abrasive blasting takes twice the amount of time that painting the same surface would take. For many companies and individuals, efficacy in blasting is an issue of great of interest. Therefore, individuals are greatly interested in the speed at which work is performed. To improve the abrasive blasting speed, here are some of the measures that can be taken. Have fewer media in the air stream

16 October 2017

5 Tips to Help Your Small Community Pay for a Bridge or Other Civil Structure

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If you are the manager of a small town, you likely have limited resources to take care of all your community's needs. When you have to put up a civil structure such as a bridge, things can be especially taxing. To help you figure out the most effective ways to manage your project, take a look at these ideas: 1. See If You Can Cover the Cost With Highway Funds

19 August 2017

4 Common Safety Hazards Associated with Welding Jobs

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Acquainting yourself with safety risks associated with welding jobs is the first and most important step towards ensuring welding safety. Here is a breakdown of common safety hazards associated with welding projects and what can be done to prevent them. Electric shock Electric shock from high voltages is one of the immediate and most dangerous hazards facing a welder. Electric shock, also known as electrocution, can happen when a welder touches a bare wire or a metal component of the welding equipment that has "

15 August 2017