Hammer & Crusher Attachments
Dec06

Hammer & Crusher Attachments

By Peter Bigwood As demolition robots continue to take their place in the arsenals of concrete cutters across the country, attention turns to the variety of attachments that give them their reputation for versatility. There are generally five attachments that are widely considered to be the most popular: hydraulic breakers, crushers, buckets, grapples and scabblers. Hydraulic rock drills come in a close sixth. This article will focus...

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Cell Phones at the Workplace
Dec06

Cell Phones at the Workplace

Managing the Hazards By Mark A. Lies, II and Adam R. Young Introduction Business today is regularly conducted through cell phones, as a necessary tool for employees to communicate and access digital information. Bring Your Own Device programs and employee cell phone use present a range of employment and labor liabilities for employers: smartphones can be a forum for employees to engage in protected concerted activity, an opportunity...

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The Art of Innovation
Dec06

The Art of Innovation

Creative Blocks, Melting Clocks and Salvador Dali By Nathan Schwagler The Wright Brothers knew they were going to crash and attempted to fly anyway. Unlike their competitors, the former bicycle mechanics brought extra parts to the sands dunes to make on-site repairs and reduce cycle time. As a result of their creativity, courage and inventive efforts, the brothers invented not just a product (the aircraft), but also a process for...

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The Five Ps of Concrete
Dec06

The Five Ps of Concrete

Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance By David Stephenson In management or leadership training classes worldwide, you can learn about the five Ps for success: “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” I think these Ps can apply to polished concrete projects as well. There are several specific planning items that can be addressed that will help any polish project be successful. Start from the Ground Up Just like a structure, you...

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Ranking the Best Oils for Cooking
Dec06

Ranking the Best Oils for Cooking

By Erin O’Brien If you are a regular reader of this column, hopefully you have been convinced to eat healthier and cook at home more often than eating out. If so, congrats! It’s one of the hardest and most time-consuming steps to a healthier lifestyle, but definitely worth it. If not, and you need further motivation, I hope this article helps to convince you. I have been a very vocal advocate of including healthy fats in your diet,...

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