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Celebrate Earth Day While Social Distancing

Celebrate Earth Day While Social Distancing

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which started on April 22, 1970. Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, in response to the Santa Barbara Oil Spill in 1969. Seeing firsthand the immense amount of water...
ARA Show 2020 Recap

ARA Show 2020 Recap

In February Chemtek attended the American Rental Association national trade show in Orlando, Florida. The event featured more than 700 exhibitors that showcased equipment and solutions for the construction, industrial, and special event rental segments. The rental...
Decoding SDS Section 7: Handling and Storage

Decoding SDS Section 7: Handling and Storage

Section 6 of the SDS covers accidental release measures, or any spill, leak, or release of the chemical at hand. Naturally, Section 7 addresses how to store and handle the chemical safely in the first place. If these guidelines are properly followed, ideally no...
Decoding SDS Series Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Decoding SDS Series Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

What happens when a chemical substance is spilled? This information, while hopefully never becomes necessary, is located within the Safety Data Sheet. It is prudent to be familiar with chemical risks and know what to do in case of a spill or emergency. The middle...
5 Ways to Improve Worksite Safety in the New Year

5 Ways to Improve Worksite Safety in the New Year

The New Year is an excellent time to kick start company improvements to help work towards new goals. Sometimes even small changes can lead to major improvements, especially when it comes to worker safety. Worker safety is particularly important in the construction...
Decoding SDS Series Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures

Decoding SDS Series Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures

The first few sections of an SDS cover basic information, such as chemical identification, hazard identification, and chemical composition. The middle sections really start to address specific measures to be taken if something with the chemical at hand goes wrong....
Decoding SDS Series Section 4: First-Aid Measures

Decoding SDS Series Section 4: First-Aid Measures

Proper safety when it comes to handling chemicals is essential. Workers in close proximity to any chemical should be informed on the best safety practices and first aid procedures that may be necessary. While Section 3 of an SDS denotes the chemical composition of the...
Cut the Cost of Fatigue with Smarter Solutions

Cut the Cost of Fatigue with Smarter Solutions

Did you know that a single fatigued employee costs a construction company at least $3,500 a year in decreased productivity? 94% of construction workers report that they feel the impact of fatigue while on the job. Furthermore, 100% of construction workers report...