Construction

Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set & Forget Procedures

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout (LOTO) program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with […]

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Maximize Safety, Productivity & Reliability in Industrial Cable Installation with Southwire SIMpull Solutions®

As the operating climate for electrical contractors has become more competitive, many in the industry are looking for new avenues to win bids and maximize profitability. With wire, cable, and conduit installation accounting for roughly 40% of all the material and labor budget on a typical project, any efficiencies that can be gained go a […]

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Industrial professionals wearing work gloves that meat the standards of ANSI ISEA 138

ANSI/ISEA 138: Everything to Know About the New Hand Impact Standard

Hand injuries are all too common on the job. For that reason, there have long been standards in place for measuring a particular glove’s resistance to cuts, abrasion, heat, and puncture. These standards help us select the right glove to protect a wearer performing a specific task, in specific conditions, with specific hazards. But when […]

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Southwire 597239 9-in-1 Screwdriver

Handy Tools for Every Electrician’s Toolbelt

There is no shortage of available tools for electricians out there, but only so much space in your toolbelt to carry it all. So, decisions must be made. Through partnerships with Southwire, Klein Tools, and Milwaukee Tools, Agilix Solutions connects electricians in our service areas with high quality tools they can count on to get […]

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hard hats being used for industrial head protection

Prevent Brain Injury Incidents with Proper Head Protection

According to the CDC, about 166 Americans die from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each day. While anyone can experience a TBI, people who work in construction, industrial, and transportation settings are among those with a higher risk than average for suffering a traumatic brain injury on the job. For that reason, OSHA mandates that […]

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man securing fall protection equipment on construction site

New Fall Protection Innovations Protect Workers in Air & On Ground from Potential Safety Risks

If you’re overseeing a team as a contractor, foreman, or supervisor one of your biggest goals every day is to make sure your team goes home safely to their family. If your team does any work at height, planning, providing the right equipment, and training your team to do it properly can go a long […]

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Solar light fixture pole-mounted to illuminate a downtown scene

Modern Solar Lighting Fixtures Use New Technology to Deliver Affordability & Reliability in One Solution

Not long ago, you had two options when considering solar lighting solutions for your project. On one end of the spectrum was cheap, low quality lighting solutions that offered no warranty and were not suitable for professional use. On the other end were bulky, multi-component solutions that were expensive and very labor-intensive to install. French […]

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Man working in hot conditions wiping brow to cool himself

Preventing Sickness & Injury from Occupational Heat Stress

Each year, on the last Friday in May, OSHA recognizes National Heat Stress Awareness Day. While May temperatures tend to be considerably fairer than those we see in August, there’s a reason OSHA designates a day in early summer to this critical topic. 50% to 70% of outdoor fatalities related to heat exposure each year […]

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Eaton B-Line Engineering Services

B-Line Series Engineering Service Group Helps Contractors Lower Cost & Risks While Maximizing ROI

Part of what’s made French Gerleman such a reliable and trusted distributor throughout the Midwest over the course of the past century years is that we’re meticulous in reviewing and choosing the partners we work with to serve our customers. One of the partners that delivers on the promise of quality for our customers is […]

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SIMpull flange from Southwire

Increase Safety & Productivity with Southwire’s SIMpull® Cable Pulling Innovations

Electricians are hired for their expertise in installation. Yet only about one-third of the time spent on a traditional electrical installation jobsite is spent installing product. In fact, according to Southwire, as much as 40% of the time on the job is spent handling materials and getting things in place to do the work. Southwire’s […]

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