Some people think all they need to know about the striping on the roads—also called road lines—is “to keep it between the mustard and the mayonnaise.” That is, between the yellow center line and the white line of the shoulder. However, the lines in the road give information and instructions on what drivers can and cannot do while driving, and every driver with a valid license is expected to know the rules of the road, including the meanings of the lines. Continue reading What Does the Striping Mean On Our Roadways?
Have you ever considered the engineering and planning that goes into roadways? The thought and study that goes into roads and highways is extensive, and the main focus is on safety. This means that intersection safety is an important topic when it comes to road safety and road planning. Continue reading Importance of Intersection Safety
If you were asked to guess which type of roadways—rural or urban—were more dangerous, you’d pick urban roadways, right? More people + more vehicles = more accidents. However, the statistics tell a different story. Continue reading Safety on Local and Rural Roads
The number of pedestrians and bicyclists is on the rise in the U.S. as people are looking to make healthy choices for themselves and the environment. Unfortunately, that means the amount of accidents and deaths involving pedestrians and bicyclists is also on the rise, and the statistics are not good. Continue reading Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
At work it’s always ‘safety first,’ but at home, no one is there to make sure you are being safe, taking precautions, and wearing your Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE. However, using PPE at home is important too. Accidents and injuries can occur around the home as easily as at a shop or jobsite, so it’s vital that we take the same precautions in protecting ourselves while working around the house as we do at work. Continue reading Using PPE Away From the Jobsite
TUCKER PAVING’S consistently excellent work safety record continues to get widespread notice and billing as a top model for all construction-related enterprises to emulate. Continue reading Tucker Paving’s model safety record gets new attention with magazine article
A LOT HAS BEEN WRITTEN and discussed about the “safety culture” and its relevance in business and, really, its relevance within any organizational structure. We like to think here at Tucker Paving, Inc., that we have an excellent safety culture, and we have the numbers to back up that conclusion. In June last year, we celebrated more than a million man-hours of work without a single loss-time accident, and so far since then we’ve maintained that very positive course. Continue reading Thoughts along the path to an excellent safety culture
TUCKER PAVING team members use a wide assortment of tools — hundreds maybe — to do their construction and, sometimes, deconstruction (demolition) work each day. These tools range from hand tools like hammers, to hammer-down pile drivers and pulverizers, to massive and motorized loaders, dozers, and excavators. Continue reading Use the the right tool — and glove — for the right job
AS THIS ARTICLE goes up on the Tucker Paving blog site, it is the 13th day of December 2017, leaving 12 days to go until The Big Day — Christmas Day.
That reminds us of a holiday song — one that we now won’t get out of our head for quite some time. That would be “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” of course. You know… the one that drives home the point — a dozen times — about a very special partridge in a pear tree. Continue reading Tucker Paving’s special take on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’
THE HEADLINE READS “ ‘Safety Culture’ Key to Business Success.” It’s a headline that tops an exclusive March 2017 risk-management article for the website version of The American Oil & Gas Reporter magazine (www.aogr.com).
The article reports that “a rise in the frequency of lost time injuries occurs in the (oil and gas) industry about two years after a drop in oil prices.” The article’s bottom line is a not-so-veiled recommendation that oil and gas company executives not put their employees’ safety at risk when they cut costs to adjust to lean economic times and pressures to maintain healthy profit margins. Continue reading The point is: Safety doesn’t happen by accident