When you're facing an emergency situation, having the right tools and materials on hand to make repairs are vital to how well the situation turns out. But which ones will help you get the job done? Most utilities know the go to item in most cases is a repair clamp. Repair clamps are all about handling the un-expected quickly and with minimal interruption in service. Maintaining an inventory of repair clamps to accommodate the pipe sizes and types in your system is the best way to make sure you and your team are ready the next time a leak turns up.
If you haven't had a chance to sign up for our next series of Know H2Ow seminars, being offered in Burlington, Vermont on March 7, Latham, New York on March 8 or Warwick, Rhode Island on March 9, you could be missing out on an amazing opportunity. Why? We've got some amazing speakers lined up to help you expand your knowledge and improve your stormwater management practices. Here's a quick look at some of our Track 2 speakers.
When winter's wind bites at your skin, do you know how to tell whether it's doing damage to your skin in the process? Frostbite is a temperature-related injury to the skin that happens during deep cold, high winds or a combination of the two. But how do you recognize the warning signs of frostbite and what do you do when one of your workers has it? Here are some basic tips to help.
New York's Adirondack Park protects 9,375 square miles of streams, forests and woodlands in the northeast corner of the state. In Hamilton County, a badly eroded embankment began depositing sediment on both an adjacent roadway and directly into Hamilton County's Elbow Creek a natural trout habitat.
In our industry, trench safety is both the most dangerous part of our job and the most often cited OSHA violation. When winter rolls in and leaves the ground cold and frozen, it's even more important to keep safety in mind when undertaking emergency trench work. The OSHA standard dealing with trench safety is located in 1926 sub part P and includes a wide range of topics, but in general, what you'll need for winter excavations is in a relatively straightforward part of the standard. When you're working in the winter, here are a few things to keep in mind.
When you need a gate valve that provides serious performance and durability, the AMERICAN® Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve delivers. In addition to a hefty 10-year manufacturer's warranty, this versatile valve available in 4"-12" sizes is engineered for strength and reliability. It has a wider range of versatility than most other resilient wedge gate valves on the market. Here are some more details on these solid valves.
When winter draws near and you've wrapped up all the mild-weather projects, your crew often has a lot of downtime. Though the occasional winter storm, cold snap or house fire may cause some need for repairs or replacement of damaged parts, the rest of the winter tends to be rather quiet. What can you do to get the most out of your team during the down time? Improve your team's overall knowledge and capabilities. Team EJP offers a wide range of trainings available on your work site. Here's part of what we have to offer.
Working in construction can be very dangerous. Virtually every construction worker has a story about an injury or close call that could have caused serious problems if it hadn't been handled properly. When there is an accident or injury on site, how your team handles it prior to emergency services arriving can make a big difference in the outcome. Here is some information to keep in mind from an emergency medical responder who has spent over two decades in the field.
Even as the fall is leaving a cool but pleasant atmosphere, with falling leaves, crisp air and wet weather, winter is just around the corner. Is your crew prepared? Does your department have sufficient personal protective equipment in good condition for the season to keep your crew warm and working well? At Team EJP, we're all about providing you with the information you need to keep your crew rolling along. Here's a quick checklist for your crew's winter personal protective safety equipment.
When you need to add water detention or retention to your storm water management program, there are few companies better suited to provide you with comprehensive solutions than ADS. One of their most effective solutions is the StormTech line of versatile sub-surface retention detention systems, which is offered in a variety of sizes to suit your next project. Here are a few more details on this quality chamber line.