Green Building - Sustainability is changing our world - Dakota Safety

Green Building - Sustainability is changing our world

ConstructionAndrew Miller
“Green” building practices developed out of this worldwide desire to put aside harmful practices and create a sustainable building model. Nearly every country currently recognizes it’s crucial to minimize energy use and eliminate the waste of valuable resources.
The Technologies That Are Revolutionizing The Construction Industry - Dakota Safety

The Technologies That Are Revolutionizing The Construction Industry

ConstructionAndrew Miller
Technology is changing the world. Almost every single thing we touch on a daily basis has been influenced by technology. Our cell phones, the tiny computers we keep in our pockets, have 100,000 times the speed of an early personal computer.
Augmented Reality And The Construction Industry - Dakota Safety

Augmented Reality And The Construction Industry

ConstructionAndrew Miller
The construction industry is embracing technology. Even though it took a while, the industry is set to welcome the technological advances enjoyed by almost every other industry today. 

In particular, you’re starting to see less and less of one particular thing on most job sites: paper. 
Non-Penetrating Guardrails: Understanding Your Options - Dakota Safety

Non-Penetrating Guardrails: Understanding Your Options

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Whether you're looking for a temporary or permanent safety solution, non-penetrating guardrails are excellent options for an array of needs.

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The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Safety Gate That’s Right for You - Dakota Safety

The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Safety Gate That’s Right for You

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Choosing the proper safety gate to equip your facility can be tough if you're not sure what to look for. Here's a quick crash course (no pun intended).

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Ladder Guard Basics - Dakota Safety

Ladder Guard Basics

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Ladder safety often seems like a no-brainer but it's easily overlooked. Going over ladder basics could mean the difference between safety and injury.

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Understanding Bollards and Column & Shelf Protectors - Dakota Safety

Understanding Bollards and Column & Shelf Protectors

BollardsAndrew Miller

Bollards and column protectors are everywhere, yet we never think about how useful they are in their various settings. Learn more about their uses.

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Fixed Access Ladders 101 - Dakota Safety

Fixed Access Ladders 101

ConstructionAndrew Miller

If you're a brick and mortar business, chances are there's a fixed access ladder attached to your building. Check out this primer for access ladder basics.

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The IBC and OSHA Guardrail Requirements - Dakota Safety

The IBC and OSHA Guardrail Requirements

ConstructionAndrew Miller

The International Building Code (IBC) and OSHA have a lot in common. Do you know where their standards overlap? Are you in compliance?

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Ladders 101: Choosing the Right Ladder for Your Worksite - Dakota Safety

Ladders 101: Choosing the Right Ladder for Your Worksite

ConstructionAndrew Miller

There are many occasions on a worksite when there may be a requirement to work at height. For such a job, you’ll be unsurprised to hear that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) frowns upon clambering up the nearest tall object; you’re going to need a ladder.

But once you’ve made the decision that the task requires a ladder, how do know which type to go for? There are a wide array of options and picking the wrong one could be hazardous.

Here are a few things you need to consider when choosing the right ladder for your worksite.

 

Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used? - Dakota Safety

Safety Equipment: Is It Safe to Buy Used?

BollardsAndrew Miller

Safety equipment is a necessity for your employees and for your company. As a business owner or facility manager, you’re responsible for purchasing equipment to protect your employees from falls and other dangerous working situations. Additionally, you are responsible for providing services that keep your building free from hazards.

Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year - Dakota Safety

Evaluating Safety Protocols for the New Year

ConstructionAndrew Miller

Building and maintaining a safe workplace should be an ongoing process for all employers, not simply a list of things that can be checked off once and forgotten. Because safety is a serious matter of life or death, fostering a successful, proactive safety culture requires the utmost commitment and dedication from every member within an organization.

Since OSHA regulations change constantly, it is important to evaluate your company’s safety protocols. As we welcome the new year, now is the time to determine how you can effectively assess your safety plan to ensure a happy, injury-free workplace for your workers.