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THE TOP 10 DOs-and-DON’Ts OF TOOL TETHERING

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Although a tool falling from any height is a problem, when it falls several hundred feet, equipment and personnel below are in considerable danger. The worker who dropped the tool endangers everything and everyone below him. It is a site safety issue. Even a screwdriver that hits someone after being dropped just ten feet is going to cause serious injury. A larger, free-falling tool, such as a cordless drill, could kill someone. That injured employee is going to cost his company money in lost productivity, workmen’s compensation claims, medical bills and, depending on the circumstances, the possibility of a lawsuit. Read More

correct tool tethering construction

CORRECT TOOL TETHERING GUIDE;

A Tool Falling From a 100-Foot Construction Site Will Hit the Ground in Less Than Two Seconds! Correct tool tethering is a delicate balance of maximizing productivity while safely minimizing the incidence of tools dropped from aloft. This article will help you select the proper tether based on tool weight and usage to provide effective tethering solutions that significantly improve productivity and safety. by John Salentine In its rapid descent, a falling hammer can become an unguided missile that may seriously endanger everything and everyone below. It is a serious site safety issue. At best, the falling object will just Read More

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FORK IN THE ROAD: MANAGING WORKPLACE TRAFFIC;

Training and Segregation at the Heart of Traffic Management in the Industrial Workplace by Matthew Parkinson What is the most dangerous vehicle in the UK workplace? Is it those heavy duty, 500-horsepower HGVs, backing into loading bays on poorly-managed forecourts? What about those busy, buzzy white vans containing dizzy, fizzy white van men? Or maybe it’s the commuting cars, piling through the morning rush hours into stacked and over-spilling parking bays? All wrong. In fact, the most dangerous piece of transport in the workplace injures more people than all the aforementioned modes of transport combined. Last year, more than 800 Read More

cressall resistors article

CHANGING FACE OF EUROPEAN RESISTOR MARKET;

They say that one man’s junk can be another man’s gold and, although one may think that the saying only applies to car boot sales, the maxim also illustrates the state of the industrial power resistor market. Here, Martin Nicholls (pictured below), Sales Director at Cressall Resistors, explains how the face of the European resistor market has changed in the last couple of decades and, more importantly, how plant managers can work the situation to their advantage. The majority of large electrical OEMs in Europe, which have historically manufactured small components, have at some point made the strategic decision to Read More

eco european products

ECO REQUIREMENTS OF EUROPEAN ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS OUTLINED;

Directive assists replacement of energy inefficient products with more eco-friendly There is some debate as to who originally invented the incandescent light bulb. Some say Thomas Edison whilst others say Sir Joseph Swan. There are  also those who claim both of these great minds were merely tweaking existing devices. What is certain is that the incandescent light bulb is going the way of anyone that staked a claim on its invention. Today, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Cuba and Mexico have already prohibited the use of the highly wasteful bulbs, while Canada, China, the European Union and the United States are Read More