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Improving Safety at Electrical Prefabrication Shops

These days, it’s rare to meet an electrical contractor who doesn’t do at least some prefabrication before heading to the jobsite. Many larger outfits run their own prefabrication shops. There are distinct advantages for contractors who operate in-house prefab teams, but there are also challenges, especially in terms of safety. Hazards in the shop environment can be quite distinct from… Continue Reading

Forklift Battery Handling Equipment for the Coming Year’s Budget

Improved battery room configurations and new equipment can yield big gains in productivity and profitability. As the end of the year draws closer, managers of large forklift fleets consider placing an investment in this type of infrastructure in the coming year’s budget. BHS custom designs its battery handling equipment for safety, efficiency, and lifetime cost savings. A complete system can… Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Donates Custom Material Handling Equipment to Book-Loving Charity

September 14, 2017 — St. Louis, Missouri — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling and battery changing equipment, has donated steel workstations and custom carts to Ready To Learn, a non-profit dedicated to providing free books for kids. The equipment will allow the St. Louis-based non-profit organization to instill area children with a lifelong love of reading. Ready To Learn donates new and gently used books to children in need. Since 2011, the charity has collected books from a variety of sources and given them to children in low-income neighborhoods. A 2006 study found that middle-income neighborhoods have 13 books per child while low-income neighborhoods have just one book per 300 children. Ready To Learn aims to narrow… Continue Reading

Electrician Safety in Cold Outdoor Environments

Electrical contractors can’t simply pack up and wait out the winter weather; eventually, electricians just have to work in the cold. Extreme temperatures create special hazards, especially for electricians, and staying safe in the depths of winter requires special efforts on the part of employers and employees alike. The Occupational Safety and Health Association breaks down their safety rules for… Continue Reading

Handling and Storing Construction Tools at High-Rise Building Sites

The hazards of working on high-rise construction projects have been well-documented. While self-climbing perimeter protection systems, or “cocoons,” protect workers from falls, there’s another safety risk that cocoons can’t eliminate: injuries involving construction tools. A safety guide from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health offers a few rules to keep construction tools safe: Cal/OSHA requires employees to keep… Continue Reading