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Sling Safety At Work: 5 Tips To Make Sure Material Handling Is Done Right

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In almost any industry, the handling of materials is one of the most important tasks. Without the right material handling equipment, important tools and materials cannot be moved and utilized. This is why, in the material handling industry, slings are one of the most important pieces of equipment. They help make it possible to pick up and transport materials from one place to the next. Unfortunately, loads are often too heavy for the slings to properly support them, which leads to workplace injuries and deaths. Read More»

Your Child And Asbestos: Limiting Risk

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If you have children, they may be at greater risk of asbestos exposure than adults. Asbestos is a microscopic fiber that is released into the air by products containing certain ingredients. When the asbestos is breathed into the lungs, it can be deadly. And developing lungs exposed to asbestos can develop mesotheloma. Since children are more vulnerable to asbestos, you will need to be aware of the risks facing your child and how to limit your child to exposure. Read More»

Maintenance For A Hard Slate Roof

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Replacing a roof is a totally unnecessary cost; you just have to buy the right roofing material. For example, you could clad your home with a hard slate roof. Why? Slate roofing will last for up to 200 years. While installing slate should preclude the need to ever replace your roof, you may still need to do some maintenance from time to time. In particular, you should look for damaged or slipped roofing tiles and inspect your flashing from time to time. Read More»

How to Remove Thick Ice from Sidewalks and Driveways

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The last thing many people want to think about in the middle of summer is the coming winter, but winter will return and it pays to plan ahead. A recurring problem that homeowners living in freezing climates have is getting rid of the thick ice that can form on their sidewalks and driveways. Here is how you can remove the thick ice. You Will Need: de-icer a long-handled ice scraper a shovel Remove Snow Covering Read More»

How To Rainproof Your Basement

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One of the most important things for new homeowners to do is check the waterproofing of their basement. A home’s basement is one of the biggest targets for rain damage, and it can also be one of the most severe, since water damage can soak into your foundation. Here are some things that you can do to make your basement more waterproof.  Stop Rainwater in its Tracks One of the worst sources of basement floods is rainwater that pools near the house. Read More»