Self Closing Safety Gate

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The best way to stop a fall is to eliminate the hazard. By using a self closing safety gate many falls can be prevented. Applications for a safety gate would be: ladderway openings, stairwell openings, equipment access ladders, scaffolding, mezzanines, and working platforms to name a few. Safety gates can be ordered painted safety yellow, hot-dipped galvanized, stainless steel, or aluminum. They are shipped fully assembled, meet OSHA standards, self closing, and are easy to install. They feature dual stainless steel springs, adjustable lengths, and reversible swing direction by simply inverting gate. Such a simple solution to eliminate a fall.

Infrastructure: America Needs An Update

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, America’s infrastructure is in need of some serious help. The overall GPA assigned to America’s roads was a dismal D+. The low grades are attributed to America’s crumbling infrastructure and aging roads.

In the 2013 Infrastructure Report Card released by the American Society of Civil Engineers, America’s roads, dams, bridges and drinking water all received low marks. A committee of approximately 30 reputable civil engineers was assembled for the number crunching, scoring project. The average bridge in the U.S. is at least 42-years-old. Engineers consider aging bridges structurally deficient and at risk for collapse. Although the 2013 GPA showed minor improvement from the 2009 D grade, the report shows that there is still a lot of room for improvement. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Vibratory Plate Compactor

bird watermark GP2000 emailWhen looking for a vibratory plate compactor it is very difficult to compare different manufacturers because they use different specifications to rate there plates. I have found two sources to make the comparisons of different manufactures easier. First is an article Light Compaction Equipment Specifications that explains basic information about vibratory plates. It is a little technical in nature but it does give you information on the process of how vibratory plates work. The second item is a calculator that will give you the ability to compare plate amplitude of different manufactures.  Both these references are put out by MBW Inc. They are the last company I know of that still makes vibratory plate compactor here is the USA.