Construction

Product Spotlight: New Eaton’s B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support

Traditionally, strut trapeze is used for hanging and aligning conduit. Eaton has developed their new B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support to cut down on the number of parts needed and installation time, while adding versatility. Eaton’s B-Line series Conduit Trapeze Support eliminates the need for pipe clamps at every location, and has a Z-shape design […]

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OSHA’s New Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces

Slip, trip and fall hazards are the leading cause of worker deaths and lost-workday injuries. However, the existing OSHA standards had not been updated since 1971. OSHA now has a final rule for walking-working surfaces to improve worker safety and bring the standard up to date with the latest technological advancements.

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Why Should You Choose Ergonomic Tools?

Years of labor can take their toll on workers, but long-term injuries can be minimized with the use of ergonomic tools. That’s why Greenlee is devoted to improving their tools to be more ergonomic to enhance the wellbeing of those who use them. What are Ergonomic Tools? Ergonomic tools are designed not only to decrease […]

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The Responsibilities of Authorized, Competent and Qualified Persons

Like those in any field with its own esoteric language, we in fall protection often take for granted that when we use a term, everyone else knows what we are talking about. For example, if I said, “For that Fall Arrest application, you’ll need an SRL-LE – and make sure the shock-absorber is attached to […]

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Show Your Workers You Care About Their Safety This Winter

In the Midwest, it’s never too early to start thinking about winter safety. The upcoming drop in temperatures can cause safety issues for your workers and potential damage to your equipment. Making sure workers are properly equipped and educated in safety precautions to take during cold weather can help reduce accidents and keep your jobsite […]

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Workplace Safety Starts with First Aid

First aid is crucial—especially in the workplace. It’s important to make sure you have the correct supplies stocked to comply with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and keep your employees safe. The ANSI 2015 standards for first aid went into effect summer of 2016, updating minimum performance requirements. First aid kits should be checked […]

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With Eaton, It’s a Snap When It Comes to Color-coding Cable Pathways

When it comes to color-coding your cable pathways, Eaton has two stocked B-Line series solutions that are readily available and easy to install. Com Dangles Solution As the only data hanger specifically designed to be used with ceiling wire, the Com Dangle solution easily integrates into the ceiling grid with only tie-off wire where jurisdiction […]

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Product Spotlight: Greenlee G6 Turbo 6,000 lb Puller

Greenlee’s new G6 Turbo 6,000 lb Puller offers fast, efficient cable pulls resulting in significant labor savings! Achieving incredible speed takes the world’s best technology, engineering and intelligence. You have no time for technology that promises to keep you efficient but can’t follow through. Time is money, and Greenlee took that into account when designing […]

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Happy Independence Day! Celebrate with Products Made in the USA

In the spirit of patriotism and the Independence Day holiday, we wanted to highlight a few of our vendors who manufacture products in the USA. By supporting companies who manufacture here, you are supporting our strong, American manufacturing workforce. As a family-owned, Midwestern-based company, we are proud to support American made products like these: Eaton’s […]

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Copper vs. Aluminum Wire – Applications & Considerations

The wire and cable industry uses a variety of metal conductors, but the two most common are copper and aluminum.  Because each metal type has unique properties, they are best suited for different applications or purposes. Copper Wire The most popular conductor used in commercial, industrial and residential construction is copper.  Due to its elemental […]

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