RB September 2012

/Rural Builder - September 2012 CoverThe September 2012 Issue of Rural Builder offers tips on what you need to know about OSHA.

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Tool Talk: There’s gotta’ be a better way

by Sharon Thatcher – Post-frame builder found a better way for setting posts and is now marketing his own invention If you’ve spent any time at all in the construction industry, you’ve likely said to yourself about one task or another: “there’s gotta’ be a better way”, then jerry-rigged your own solution to the...

Post-frame phenom for fungi

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder – Mushroom warehouse may be world’s largest pole barn Is there anything in low-rise construction you can’t do with post frame? It would seem not to Reuben Graber and his truss designer Dave Hurst. They rarely walk away from a post-frame challenge and may likely hold the record for...

Getting a leg up on ladder safety

By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder – Ladder safety is a huge issue in the construction industry. According to David Francis, National Safety Director at Little Giant Ladder Systems, every day 500 people are injured in ladder accidents. “Twenty-five of those people are permanently disabled and one of them will die,” he notes. Francis and...

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OSHA 101 for rural builders

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder – A few things to know about the regulatory agency that monitors workplace safety. Even companies with the best safety practices ‘fear’ a visit from OSHA. With thousands of pages of regulations developed for the protection of workers, the concerns are justifiable. Yet, knowledge is power and knowing...