Category: Safety

American Dream: Indoor Adventureland

American Dream is situated in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the Meadowlands sports complex. The location had been proposed for re-development for decades. After several changes of ownership over many years, the Triple Five Group, who own two of North America’s largest malls (West Edmonton Mall and the Mall of America) took control of the project and… Read More »

Perimeter Netting Systems Provide Passive Safety Protection

There is a long history of using safety netting on construction sites, but it hasn’t always been that way. It wasn’t until mid-way through the 20th century that the first instances of fall protection netting were used on construction sites. The first large scale use was during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, where… Read More »

Construction Site Safety: Then and Now

Work site safety has dramatically changed and been improved in the last 100 years. But only because workers fought for the institution of safety requirements in industries such as mining, steel production, construction and general manufacturing. There were no generalized requirements for construction safety, or fall protection netting on construction projects. Children routinely worked in… Read More »

Pucuda Leading Edge and Challenge Towers Inc. Bring Netting Expertise to NRPA Conference

From September 26th through the 28th, Pucuda Leading Edge in partnership with Challenge Towers, will be sharing ideas and solutions with thousands of park and recreation professionals at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Conference in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, booth #1724. This show will offer “energetic networking activities,… Read More »

A Safety Culture Boosts Productivity & Profits

June was National Safety Month, recently reminding us that all workers should have the expectation of safely leaving their job after a day’s work. On the job, everyone needs to feel the confidence of performing tasks without fear of injury. Excluding military, police, fire and other emergency workers, no employee should expect openly hazardous or… Read More »

Latest Hardware Monitors Construction Workers’ Safety

SmartSite is currently testing out new, technologically advanced sensors, as a way to improve upon the safety of workers at construction sites. Construction is a notoriously dangerous industry, and many construction companies have been working towards finding new ways to improve safety without putting the burden on employees. Passive safety measures such as sensors may… Read More »

Importance of Continual Safety Training

Safety training isn’t a one time proposition. Continual safety training is essential to maintaining a safe work site and safe employees. Continual safety training provides a refresher for older, senior employees while offering information that newer employees may have been missed or may not have properly absorbed. It’s very easy for safety training to be… Read More »

How To Train Temporary Workers For Safety

Careful training of temporary employees is critical not only for the safety of the temporary employee but also the rest of the crew. The training of temporary employees is often complicated by a few factors: temp employees come from a variety of backgrounds, often have a limited amount of time for safety training, and usually… Read More »