Why Intrinsic Safety is So Important on Worksites

A May 2019 explosion at a silicon chemical products manufacturer in Illinois left four workers dead, resulted in more than $1.5 million in fines from federal regulators and underscored the importance of using intrinsically safe electronic devices on hazardous worksites. Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the…

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Control access to your jobsite with our latest solution – Spot-r Access Control

General contractors and building companies typically try to control access on jobsites, and for good reason. Project owners often require it, particularly in urban settings. But restricted access also is just good construction site management. When you control who has access to a work site, you can prevent theft and harm to equipment and protect…

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COVID cases rise on jobsites; here’s how to limit worker interaction

COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and meatpacking plants have made national headlines, but there are warning signs from academic studies and local public health data that the construction industry may also be a trouble spot. According to a recent story in Construction Dive, construction is among the top two or three industries with the most…

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CDC redefines ‘close contact,’ warns about airborne transmission; here’s what it means for you

For months, we’ve known that COVID-19 respiratory droplets can travel up to six feet, and that’s why we keep a physical distance of six feet from each other. Health experts also have recommended limiting contact with others to less than 15 consecutive minutes to avoid the transmission of the coronavirus. But now, the Centers for…

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