If you were precasting in 1992, you might see some parallels between that time nearly 20 years ago and now. We were coming out of the 1990-1991 recession – a downturn precipitated by the savings and loan credit crisis and a spike in the price of oil due to the first Gulf War.
While an economic recovery in the construction industry may still be several months away, there was a renewed sense of optimism on the trade show floor during The Precast Show 2011 in Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 27-29.
One of the most important components of a plant safety program is its Lockout/Tagout policy. The goal of LOTO is to protect workers from the unexpected startup or energization of machinery and equipment in the workplace.