Archive for April, 2016
Here’s an incredibly awesome, simple, and easy business proposal that will totally blow your mind: proposal management software. Everyone in the business world, especially in those who work government contracts and federal contracting, knows how difficult it is to create a business proposal. It’s almost like a catch twenty two; you need a business proposals and rely sales documents in order to attract and retain new business but creating government proposals that potential business opportunities will chomp on is easier said that done. But that’s where the advantage of the benefits of proposal management softwar
Modern plumbing offers an unprecedented level of convenience for our modern lives as we are able to enjoy clean, fresh water on demand in our homes. Unfortunately many people take the convenience of modern plumbing systems for granted, meaning that they are likely to neglect the essential repairs and maintenance necessary to keep lines clear and the water flowing. Moreover, neglected maintenance of plumbing lines can also end up costing homeowners significantly more on their monthly water bills than they may think.
Minor Leaks in Your Plumbing
Chances are, there are a number of leaks scattered about your home even though you may not be able to see them. The winter season is especially notorious for causing leaks as poorly insulated pipes may freeze, causing the frozen water t
The internet has grown and continues to grow rapidly. People are spending hours and hours per day on the internet doing things such as social media, gaming and communicating with friends and family members. Many people are even turning to the internet to complete their shopping. Shopping is a huge part of internet usage. However, with the increase of online shopper, security and fraud has become a concern. When people shop over the internet, they are copying their credit card information into the online merchant?s website, allowing them to complete a transaction based on that information. This opens the door for hackers and scammers to attempt to steal this information. Fortunately, there are also ways that an online shopper is protected in this type of a situation.
Online shopping is
Learning to manage a child care can be a fun but difficult endeavor. You may go through several trial and error periods trying to find out what works for children. Attention spans are rapidly decreasing as the generations go by so as child care management workers, one can sometimes feel like a circus performer, juggling all kinds of acts trying to keep the children entertained. If you are beginning to feel exhausted with child care management, then maybe it’s time to get a little structure at your daycare. Kids feed off of adults’ emotions so if you are stressed and worried, they will be to. If you can remain calm and happy, chances are the children will imitate those posit
After a terrifying night trapped below ground, 17 miners in upstate New York were successfully rescued after a nearby crane came to the rescue.
The Cargill Salt Mine is the deepest salt mine in the country at 2,300 feet, the size of nearly two Empire State Buildings. The mine workers were trapped more than 90 stories underground. They had just started the midnight shift and were on their way down, when suddenly the elevator broke down.
The Cargill salt mine, located in rural Lansing, NY, is one of several in upstate New York. It produces millions of tons of road salt each year to help the region endure the long, icy winter. Unfortunately, because the elevator was situated inside an air intake shaft, the men were subject to rushing winds from the 20-degree surface temperatures during the 10 hours of their ordeal.
First, heat pads, blankets, and coffee were lowered to the workers. Meanwhile, rescuers called in a crane from nearby Auburn, which hauled the men to safety a few at a time in a cramped cage.
Syracuse.com reports that Auburn Crane and Rigging owner Steve Bilinski was fast asleep when the emergency call came in at 1:30 a.m. Within minutes he woke his crew, then moved quickly to get the company’s 275-ton, all-terrain crane ready for action. And according to Syracuse.com:
A Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy arrived and escorted the crane on the 30-mile trip to the Lansing mine with lights and sirens blaring the whole way.
Tompkins officials had been prepared for the crane to take hours to arrive, MacIntosh said.
“We were down there within an hour and 15 minutes. We were set up and working in 45 minutes,” [Bilinski] said.
“Their spirits are tremendous. I’m inspired by them, to be quite honest with you,” said Cargill mine manager Shawn Wilczynski. “The first four that came out of the mine waited until the last two came out.”
A preliminary investigation revealed that the bar that keeps elevator aligned malfunctioned. Officials from the Mine Safety and Health Administration said the mine actually has an impressive safety record. despite the recent mishap.
Crane Mats, Outrigger Pads for Cranes, and the Gear You Need To Do The Job Right
Ultimately, the Cargill salt mine rescue was a complicated but successful rescue operation, all thanks to the fast action of a local crane company. Photos from Auburn Crane and Rigging show that the massive crane had to maneuver around mine elevator machinery. For tight squeezes like this, important rescue work, or just everyday operation, it’s crucial that crane operators have all the essential safety gear they need.
That’s why DICA makes our outrigger pads for cranes out of an engineered thermoplastic material that’s seven times lighter than steel and literally bulletproof. Even so, crane operators ultimately must take care to use this type of equipment correctly. OSHA guidelines say that cranes must be set up on firm, drained and well-graded ground, in combination with supporting materials, like blocking, outrigger pads for cranes, and mats.
Remember, when choosing the right size outrigger crane pads, consider three factors: ground conditions, size of the outrigger foot, and outrigger load of your equipment. Without the right precautions, someone might be rescuing you.
Owning and operating a business is a lot different than it used to be before the digital revolution. It’s funny because in some ways it’s easier than ever before and in many ways it’s also a lot more difficult! The advent of the internet has facilitated business communication in ways that many people never thought were possible, but that doesn’t mean it ends there! In fact, that’s just the beginning. While the internet makes communicating and reach a larger — even global — audience easier than what was ever thought possible, it also requires a lot of work and upkeep. Like, a lot. Like, a lot more than you think.
Creating and maintaining an online presence and followers takes time, discipline, and maybe even a bit of luck. Think of your online presence as an extension of your brand. This extension
What difference does OSHA make to you? OSHA currently uses a 3-step process to try and prevent dangerous falls, which reduces the rate of injury and death in workplace situations. As an added benefit, it helps companies reduce the instances they need to payout for accidents. The 3-step process is plan, provide, and train.
As OSHA?s website points out, ?No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people? — this is a quote from the current secretary of labor, Thomas E. Perez. OSHA?s website has information on a wide range of possible services. You can learn how to find information on construction hazards, find an OSHA office, learn about temporary worker pr