The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) recently released a safety video highlighting the new ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard. The 2017 video is the first to debut as part of Volume 2 of the NATE Climber Connection series.
The A10.48 Standard – Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures has been described as a game changer for the industry because it has the distinction of being the first comprehensive standard encompassing the entire tower construction, service, and maintenance industry.
The Climber Connection Volume 2 video includes an overview of the A10.48 Standard and includes practical information on gin poles and rigging class guidelines for the industry to follow in accordance with the standard. The video also includes epic aerial views and footage of hard working tower crews in action at a communications tower site.
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Months and sometimes years of planning go into the many California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) projects. When it comes to bridge demolition, careful coordination and monitoring is a necessity when placing the charges or looking at the effects of the blast on the surrounding environment. And timing can be critical. But what happens when Mother Nature gets involved? This February 2017 Caltrans News Flash shows how Caltrans recently had to quickly switch gears when the first demolition of the old Antlers Bridge in Shasta County was affected by severe weather that produced an unexpected outcome.
Recent winter storms have seriously impacted roadways across California. U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County has been especially hard hit. In this Caltrans News Flash, spokesman Tony Arias takes you behind the scenes where a portion of the highway has given way, resulting in the reduction of the roadway to one lane in each direction.
NIST researchers have looked to one of nature's best chemical detectors – the dog – to help make today's chemical detection devices better at sniffing out explosives and other contraband materials. This 2016 video explains the concept of biomimicry and how the research can enhance chemical and pathogen detection. For more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/x8U8w.
We have all seen fire extinguishers around our workplace as well as in the home. Have you ever taken the time to actually look at the extinguisher to see what type it is? Do you know if you have the right extinguisher for the potential threats that may be present? Do you know what the letters and symbols on the extinguisher mean?
Five firefighters from across the United States and Canada discuss the benefits of using a hands-free thermal intelligence system in this December 2016 video from Scott Safety.
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Growing up working side-by-side with her dad solving problems and discovering how things worked sparked the love of #STEM and learning to apply the sciences for Lisa Callender, Production Leader at a Dow. Lisa wants others to know that STEM Careers are more than studying science and math in school. It’s about solving world problems; making products that help the world; and leaving work every day knowing you made a difference.
Finding the appropriate DuPont protective apparel just got easier. We've simplified our product identification system, replacing the original product names with an easy-to-follow numeric range. The higher the number, the higher the level of protection. Watch this video for an overview of the brand transition.
A December 2016 National Science Foundation episode showcases a new wall-jumping robot, using sensor-integrated blocks to better identify developmental disabilities, creatures with camouflage, a new procedure to detect exposure to dangerous nuclear materials, and the discovery of the oldest know fossil tumor.