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You Are Never an Expert….

I recently came across a question asked by an engineer regarding the use of manufactured sand in concrete – Is it permissible to use recycled materials when producing concrete? The answer is certainly Yes, but, […]

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When Slopes Fail – Part 2

In this, Part 2 of my series on slope stability & erosion control failures, I want to dissect another jobsite failure that one of our projects suffered through a couple of years ago. The conditions, […]

TAILGATE TALK

TAILGATE TALK

TAILGATE TALK – Safety Vests

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is Standard Operating Procedure for construction personnel. For most resident engineering staff members, the staples of our PPE are: –Hardhat –Safety Glasses –Hearing Protection –Work Boots –Work Gloves –Hi-Vis Safety Vest […]

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    TAILGATE TALK – Manhole Fatality Post Mortem

    What comes to mind when you hear the term “Confined Space?” Tanks. Boilers. Rail cars. Silos. Storage bins. In roadway construction, we work outside –  Not a really confining work environment. We can be a [...]
  • TAILGATE TALK

    TAILGATE TALK – Safety Vests

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is Standard Operating Procedure for construction personnel. For most resident engineering staff members, the staples of our PPE are: –Hardhat –Safety Glasses –Hearing Protection –Work Boots –Work Gloves –Hi-Vis Safety Vest [...]
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    TAILGATE TALK – Engineers NEED to Train

    As you may/may not know from spending time at this site, I am a volunteer with the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency. It’s an organization that made up of about 20 volunteers who support our local [...]
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    TAILGATE TALK – Vertical Clearance Checks

    Did you roll out of bed this morning with vertical clearances being the first thing on your mind? Probably not… Today’s Tailgate Talk is a simple reminder: LOOK UP: Are you going to be high [...]

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