Day: November 30, 2020

Giving Back

American Trails “We will be known by the tracks we leave behind” – Dakota proverb American Trails, a national nonprofit, has launched a new grant program in conjunction with Conservation United, Inc: The Trail Fund. The Trail Fund is a focused program in which the outdoor recreation and conservation- giving communities can invest in the …

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New Field Data Collection Technology Simplifies Asset Management

Field data collection is an essential component for many field workers across multiple industries. Industries such as utilities, survey companies, airports, local governments, and others must always monitor and maintain the health of their assets. Many of these industries have assets spread across large areas, even cities, and countries. Naturally, the manual process of collecting …

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Fatal Marine Tragedy

Fatal Tragedy Strikes as Online Training Rolls Out Four crewmen are dead due to a cutter suction dredge that struck a propane pipeline August 21, 2020 in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel’s Inner Harbor. The gas ignited, causing an explosion aboard the dredge. Just two years earlier and approximately 50 miles away, the same type …

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Montana Mandates the Submission of Accurate As-Builts by Utility Owners

MOST UNDERGROUND UTILITY DAMAGE DURING CONSTRUCTION is attributable to incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date records and network documentation. This is the result of an inefficient, error-prone, and paper-based information flow from engineering through construction crews resulting in “as-builts” of uncertain quality, which eventually form the utility’s repository of record, typically in a GIS. Several jurisdictions have …

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Next Generation Cold-Weather Footwear to Ensure Worker Safety

As the seasons change, they bring a new set of challenges and potential hazards to the jobsite. As a safety professional, it is essential to stay on top of the latest footwear technologies to ensure workers have adequate protection. In the winter months, frigid temperatures, snow, and ice often make getting work done safely even …

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