For the week of June 14-18, 2021, the National Utilities Contractors Association (NUCA), in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is celebrating National Trench Safety Stand Down Week (TSSD).
The challenges we all faced because of the pandemic changed not only our world, but also the way we work and conduct business. One adaptation, the daily use of video conferencing, replaced most in-person meetings, and is a change ATL found a new benefit from.
I had a college professor that said concrete was guaranteed to do two things…harden and crack. Hardened concrete is the result of hydration, a chemical reaction between cement and water. The loss of water from the concrete as it cures results in a reduction in concrete volume, or shrinkage.
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals, including perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), used in the production of a wide variety of consumer goods. PFAS have been commonly found in food packaging, household cleaning products, stain repellents, pesticides, and fire-retarding foam. PFAS can collect in water and soil, where the contaminants enter the food chain or are directly consumed by humans.
Matt Warhola, a Technician based out of ATL’s Elmira office, won the “Thank God it’s the Last Friday of the Month Contest (TGILF)”. He won a set of Professional Cornhole Association Official Boards, complete with American flag throwing bags.
This weekend, many across America, and specifically across ATL will celebrate the Memorial Day holiday. With Memorial Day, we see most commonly see barbecues, picnics, and boat parties. All of which are safe in general, but all come with some hazards that we want to try and avoid.
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