ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) both set standards that govern the access industry. Learn the difference between these organizations in this video.
We live in an age of data. Every website we visit, item we purchase and address we program into our GPS is recorded, usually with the goal of improving our experience. But, what if we could leverage the power of data to keep workers safer on the job? That’s where wearables come in.
The main benefit of wearable sensors in construction is that they can help reduce a worker’s risk of injury or stress. They do this by monitoring vital signs like heart rate, skin temperature, oxygen levels and even electrical activity on the skin. It then alerts the worker if a potentially dangerous level was recorded. Some wearables may even sense the environment around the worker and sound a safety alarm if a situation becomes dangerous.
Because wearables are small—a wristband or chest band, for example—they are less intrusive. They allow managers to evaluate workers’ health and safety in real time without relying on people to manually report their status. This proactive monitoring can help to prevent dangerous situations and allow work to be performed with less risk.
Another possible benefit is reduced insurance rates. While this is a new technology, some insurance companies may offer discounts to organizations that adopt wearables as a tool to keep workers safer.
Wearable sensors collect data about a person’s physical and mental state. Therefore, privacy can become a concern. Before implementing wearable technology, companies must put a policy in place to determine what data will be available to management and what will be kept private.
Workers—particularly people who have been in the construction industry for years—may be less receptive to adding this new technology to their work day. It’s important to get buy-in from people at all levels of your organization and to show them how adopting wearable sensing technology will improve construction safety and health.
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Designed for "extendable reach" forklifts
Ideal for . . .
General jobsite trash
Drop from masonry saw
brick & block cutting.
Even as an elevating
platform for material
Forklift Trash Hopper
Make Cleanup as Simple as...1, 2, 3
① Forklift places hoppers where they are needed - on the floor, elevated deck, or roof.
② Workmen load them up as work progress's.
③ When the hopper is full, the forklift picks it up and carries it to the disposal area to dump - simple and convenient!
Front completely open for unrestricted access.
Material can be . . .
• Wheeled in with wheelbarrows.
• Dumped from power buggies.
• Loaded by compact loaders.
• Thrown in by hand.
Rugged All Steel Construction
• Durable 3/16" plate steel for shell and sides.
• Full length fork channels add strength to bottom and assure the correct forklift pick-up points.
• Edges and corners are heavily reinforced for
greater strength and rigidity.
• Fits most all forklifts - slip on forks design
• Fork Pockets accept forks up to: 2 ¾" thick x 7
wide x 60" long
• Attaches fast and easy to forklift with simple pin
Cleaner and Safer
• Eliminates dust and airborne material
associated with chutes and slides.
• Eliminates dangers associated with trash
being dumped directly from elevated decks.
information box for trash hoppers
Find out more at:(707) 451-5100
A safe and convenient attachment for handling rebar and rebar cages. A popular attachment with metal building erectors. Used for handling long metal building beams as well as sheet metal roofing and siding. Universal Fit - “slip-on-forks” - Designed for use with rough terrain forklifts, either straight mast or extendable reach. It comes equipped with fork pockets that will accept up to 7” wide x 3” thick forks.
Learn more at: http://starindustries.com/
Work 180o around and up to 6 ft away from your boom lift platform with the new Bolt-On Fall Arrest System from JLG. A cost-effective alternative to buying a whole new boom platform, this system consists of two large steel brackets securing a 6-ft cable with a ring that can move from one end of the cable to the other. Attaching the lanyard to the ring improves maneuverability and allows the operator to perform tasks outside of the platform.
Learn more: https://www.jlg.com/en/news-events/pr...
Complying with the new ANSI standards isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. When four recruits show up to boot camp, Sgt. McConnell lays out exactly what they need to learn before the December 2019 deadline. Watch the full miniseries to ensure you’ll be ANSI compliant in time. Explore JLG® Boot Camp infographics, guides and other resources at https://www.jlg.com/en/destination/ansi