The Importance of Safety Signs and Pavement Markings

Reducing the risk of a personal or property injury at your commercial facility is probably pretty high on your priority list. Everyday pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and possibly public transportation vehicles may be in and out of your parking lot. Having pavement markings and safety signage to direct traffic, impose speed and parking regulations, and mark areas for pedestrian crossing is a must.

Your paving contractor should understand that ensuring safe driving is important to you. They can help you direct traffic; avoid confusion and accidents with caution signs, slow down signs, and other traffic signs. The traffic signs paving contractors usually install are constructed of durable material to last for many years to come.

Installing new signs either after your parking lot has been paved, or newly seal coated can improve not only the safety of your parking lot, but also the appearance.

Using U-channel sign posts, the safety signs we install will stand for years due to the strength and durability of this type of sign post. Plus, they come at a cost savings compared to square-tube posts. Other benefits of U-channel sign posts include:

· U-channel signposts have been standing up to the hazards of roads and weather for decades.

· The configuration of U-channel posts makes it less susceptible to bending when driven into the ground

· U-channel can be installed by one person with conventional tools.

· Signs can be mounted on U-channel posts before they are installed in the ground

· All installation work is done at ground level

· Using U-channel posts cut post costs by as much as 58% compared to square-tube.

· U-channel posts yield and tensile strengths are approximately 25% greater than square-tube posts.

Road markings include stripes, shapes and symbols to denote the rules of the road by giving lane boundaries, guides for turning, cross-walk locations, and warnings of potential hazards. Pavement markings work in conjunction with road signs and traffic signals to give motorists a clear picture of the roadways characteristics. Because pavement markings are directly in the driver’s view of the road, they offer an effective means of communication.

In July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. ADA compliance is in-affect for every business big or small. Your paving should have the knowledge to keep your company compliant with ADA guidelines on re-striping and new parking lot layouts. They should also have expertise in line striping design and pavement marking layouts of parking lots to ensure effective traffic flow and compliance with ADA regulations.

Additionally, they should utilize the industry’s highest standards of equipment and materials on every job.

The Mill Channel 4 Review – Period Drama Set In 1830s England

If you’re one of those people who hanker after a world before health and safety zealots wrapped our children in cotton wool then a couple of things: i) button it and ii) The Mill is the ideal program for you. They don’t worry about health and safety at the Quarry Bank Mill in the 1833. So while the young girl Miriam (Sacha Parkinson) is being molested in the bogs by evil overlooker Charlie Crout (Craig Parkinson) the 10-year-old unsupervised slave rat Tommy (Connor Dempsey) gets his arm trapped in the machinery. Ah it was great back then. Yes you got a few bumps and scrapes but that’s how you learned about life. Miriam has learned that she’s a disposable grope toy and Tommy’s learned that his hand’s going to be amputated. They don’t teach you that at University.

So life is a faeces quesadilla for the children and 12 hour shifts are quite literally run of the mill. But wait, change is in the air. Irish political organiser John Doherty (Aidan McArdle) agitates for the 10 hour bill that will make it illegal for a child to work more than 10 hours a day (which is essentially turning work into a holiday camp).

Doherty delivers fiery rhetoric through a broken face he got at the hands of a savage beatdown at the hands of the mill’s new mechanic Daniel Bate (Matthew McNulty). We don’t know what provoked the pummelling but we do know that mill owner’s son Robert Greg (Jamie Draven) just dragged him out of debtor’s prison Dirty Dozen style as apparently he’s some kind of wayward engineering genius. Daniel’s politically conscious too so if he can knock off beating Irish men unconscious then he’s arrived at exactly the right time.

Also feisty is apprentice girl Esther Price (Kerrie Hayes). When whistleblowing on Charlie Crout’s sexual abuse backfires she finds herself cornered in the privy with him getting ready to get rapey. It doesn’t look good for Esther but one whack in the nuts with a metal bell clapper she stole and all of a sudden it’s Crout who doesn’t look so hot.

So exploitation, mutilation, sexual abuse and a metal clapper to the balls. While I’m not going to tell you it’s cheery there’s an optimism in The Mill that leavens the mood and prevents it from descending fully into misery porn. Although the characters are based on real people from the era they still feel a little bit plucked from stock Dickensian archetypes – the fusty mill owner, the gobby Mick, the spirited girl. Nonetheless the writing and performances are fine and it’s nice to have a reminder of why we need trade unions as, one way or another, most of the people watching owe their existence in the gene pool to them.

The verdict: What’s 10 years old and got one hand? Oh you’ve heard it.

Marks out of 10: 7

Improve Your Safety Programs With OSHA’s New Safety Educational Videos

Videos are a very effectual resource when used for training purposes, as they grab the attention of the audience, being a form of mass communication that delivers the message such that it stays in the viewer’s mind. However, powerful videos require significant financial resources and not every training program out there can conveniently produce worthwhile training videos, you have to be very careful about the choice you make.

In recent past, OSHA (Occupational safety and Health Administration) released twelve educational videos, animated in nature, which focused on the probable dangers on construction sites for workers. The videos imitate reality as much as possible and span over falls in construction, struck-by tragedies, sprains or strains, carbon monoxide poisoning and excavation. They are available in both Spanish and English languages which is a huge plus.

Since the videos can be downloaded for free, it allows the general public especially the safety managers at construction job-sites to integrate the videos creatively in any safety themed seminars or training programs. There are a variety of ways you can utilize these videos so that they benefit yourself and your employees, helping in the growth and progress of your company and for very positive long-term results.

In a few simple creative steps, you can create a YouTube channel for your company and add these videos to it so that the staffs view them. Of course, you can add your own videos to the channel when you’re ready for it. Conversely you may add the videos to your company website as well; other than educating your employees, it will give a positive impression to the website visitors about your concern for employee safety. The videos can also be transferred into tablets like iPads, which can be used to conduct a general safety overview on site, even on a daily basis. This can be extended to computer-based trainings for employees-unless you’re not a trainer, you must be aware of the numerous possibilities here.

There are many other possible ways you can benefit from these great educational videos. Without doubt, these videos are a good resource for your company as they enlighten you about different strategies you can adopt for safety measures in your company. Their public nature also makes it possible to derive further videos and training program’s from them, making your workplace much safer and help you benefit more in terms of advancing and introducing technological changes.