Personal Protection Equipment

Article January 01, 2005
The No. 1 state in the nation in terms of the number of fatalities and injuries in highway construction work zones is Texas. According to the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the high numbers are because of several reasons, including: A longer construction season; An increase in construction...
Article January 01, 2005
Out with the old, in with the new,” is a cliché that gets plenty of mileage this time of year, but often with good reason. Businesses, like people, tend to reassess priorities and revise game plans as a new year begins. With workplace safety such an absolute priority in the construction...
Article October 18, 2004
I wouldn’t suggest holding an issue of ROADS & BRIDGES over your head for protection on a jobsite. It may perform quite well in the rain, as long as the weather holds to a light mist. And until we can come up with a pure fluorescent cover it would be useless as a safety vest. However, we do...
Article September 09, 2004
This spring, Woodrow Wilson Bridge project Safety Manager John Arnoux was making one of his frequent rounds through the construction area when he spotted a subcontractor foreman standing in the middle of a field directing heavy equipment. “The foreman got out of his truck, walked over to a...
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