Tag: safety

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

Systems to Prevent Backing Accidents

The number of fatal accidents involving employees, as well as the thousands of reported injuries and illnesses and waste collection vehicle accidents each year makes solid waste collection the fifth most dangerous job in the US.

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and

Articulated Versus Rigid Dump Trucks: Conditions Determine Choice

Articulated Versus Rigid Dump Trucks: Conditions Determine Choice

Traditionally, the choice of dump truck type has almost always been due to the application or the environment. “The two types are not really competing against one another,” says Rob McMahon, product marketing manager for Komatsu. “Rigid trucks are best on improved roads: paved or with good gravel and good

AEM Elects Two Directors

AEM Elects Two Directors

MILWAUKEE (July 21, 2017) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Philip Kelliher, Vice President Americas & Europe Distribution Services Division of Caterpillar Inc., and David Thorne, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Construction & Forestry Division of Deere & Company, to the AEM CE Sector Board

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

Tree Mortality: California’s Wood Waste Explosion

The Western slope of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is known worldwide—famous for the 49er Gold Rush, Yosemite National Park, the world’s largest trees (Giant Sequoias), and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. But it is also—perhaps less famously—home to California’s fastest-growing wastestream.

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Quickly Identify Loose Wheel Nut and a Hot Wheel with Wheel-Checks

Quickly Identify Loose Wheel Nut and a Hot Wheel with Wheel-Checks

Irvine, Ca —July 19, 2017, Wheel-Check®, can identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection and is also heat sensitive. By practicing preventive maintenance procedures and regular inspections, unexpected and expensive brake or bearing problems can be avoided.

Wheel-Check®, can identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual

Project Profile: Site Sampling Tools

Project Profile: Site Sampling Tools

Geophysical surveys can be the bedrock (pardon the pun) of today’s environmental projects, from locating abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs) and utilities, to complex mapping of geology in remedial investigations, to finding landfill boundaries and other buried unknown problems. In the past few decades, a variety of non-destructive testing methods

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

Compaction is an essential part of the grading and excavating process because it is the component of the process that provides stabilization for the rest of the project, points out Ed Brenton, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “Without proper compaction, a job will fail in the future,” adds Brenton.

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