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…

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…

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…

Construction 4.0: How Technology is Poised to Transform the Industry

We’re living in the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. Technology is transforming our homes, our workplaces and our world. And many sectors have been quick to sign on to the latest solutions to boost productivity and streamline their operations. While other industries have reaped the benefits of process and product innovations, the engineering and construction industries…

Wearable Technology in the Time of COVID-19

Businesses all over the globe are facing the ever-increasing challenge of keeping their employees safe and complying with safety guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. While many businesses have adopted work-from-home procedures and others have furloughed their employees or shut down completely, essential businesses are still operational and finding it more critical than ever…

Wearables and insurance: Triax to highlight benefits at Spotlight on Solutions

From smartwatches to fitness trackers, wearable gadgets are all the rage in our personal lives, but the technology also is turning up in the workplace. And in the construction industry, the technology is proving to not only deliver new efficiencies, but revolutionize safety as well.  Bob Dolan, our national sales director, will head to New…