Posted on 12/23/2019 4:00 AM By MC Tool & Safety
Responsible construction managers know that winter work brings with it its fair share of safety hazards and possible OSHA violations. Not that these cannot be mitigated, of course; keeping your workers safe only requires a little forward thinking and investment.
Posted on 12/9/2019 4:00 AM By MC Tool & Safety
Of course, high-visibility clothing is designed to be easy to spot! Wearing personal protective equipment is an important safety precaution for workers in a variety of construction settings. However, high-quality pieces of high-visibility clothing are a little harder to spot and discern from their shoddily-made brethren. To the untrained eye, after all, a reflective vest looks like a reflective vest!
Posted on 10/21/2019 4:00 AM By MC Tool & Safety
Competence: it is defined, outside of the construction business, as being able to perform any given skill adequately. Outside of construction, a competent person, by proxy, needs to be trained just enough to be able to get the job done. However, inside the construction business, “competent person” takes on a whole new meaning. It’s a title shrouded in legal jargon under OSHA regulations—a title that requires more than mere competence to obtain, and a title that can be confusing to understand, even for seasoned construction firms.
Posted on 10/7/2019 4:00 AM By MC Tool & Safety
Winter is just around the corner! As any Minnesota native knows, this means below-zero wind chills, ice coating every surface imaginable, and a never-ending need to protect oneself against the winter weather. Down jackets, hand warmers, thick boots, you name it—all are essential parts of surviving the season.
Posted on 9/23/2019 4:00 AM By MC Tool & Safety
Though the purpose and use of respirators in the industrial world may seem straightforward, they are actually more complex than you may realize. If your respirators are not properly maintained, not only are you risking a fine for an OSHA violation, but you are also putting yourself and your employees at risk by exposing them to harmful air.
Posted on 7/22/2019 4:00 AM By MC Tool & Safety
At MC Tool & Safety, we offer a variety of industrial tools and safety products to keep our clients safe and efficient on the job at all times. We carry a wide range of tools from saws, to laser levels, to varying types of hoses. We get each product from a specific supplier, and work hard to maintain these relationships so you always have the best products available. We use Abbott Rubber Company to supply you with any hose you may need. Here, our experts will go over the importance of quality hoses while on the job.
Posted on 6/3/2019 9:37 AM By MC Tool & Safety
Building a safety culture for your company is vital for company productivity and the health of your employees. When you choose to work in the construction industry, you understand there is an inherent risk. It’s just part of the industry.
Posted on 4/22/2019 4:00 AM By MC Tool & Safety
With summer around the corner, now is a great time to consider outdoor safety protective clothing. Summer is synonymous with construction project startups, so the right safety clothing will protect workers from adverse weather conditions as well as provide important visibility at work sites.
Posted on 4/8/2019 10:29 AM By MC Tool & Safety
Changing the culture of any organization on any level is never easy. It requires several elements that contribute to creating and sustaining a strong culture of safety that is also sustainable. There are five ways you can create a solid foundation on which to build a safety culture in your organization. Below, we take a closer look at each of these elements and how they impact your safety culture.
Posted on 3/25/2019 2:04 PM By MC Tool & Safety
Diteq ARIX diamond bits can be utilized on both dry and wet surfaces. Diteq’s ARIX technology allows workers to cut through surfaces faster while enjoying higher durability from the bit. The diamond blades are designed for use on concrete that contains light to medium steel rebar. To prevent slipping while creating holes, the segment design grips the concrete surface better than standard blades.
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