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How to Cure Concrete In Sub-Freezing Temperatures

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Construction Heating

The Midwest is typically subject to some pretty cold temperatures during the winter months, but although the weather may sometimes be unbearable, construction doesn’t necessarily stop. Winter can seem like a tough season for curing concrete, but it can’t always be avoided. Concrete is best set at a mild temperature of 50 to 60 degrees F. In the winter, the temperatures are likely to be significantly lower, making it hard to properly cure. Snow, ice, and cold weather cause delays in construction, and if not exposed to the right elements, the concrete can be weak and brittle once dry. Curing concrete in cold weather can seem like a bit of a challenge, but with the right tools, it can be achieved.  

New OSHA Regulations Your Construction Team Needs to Know

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Construction

Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updates their rules and regulations. With new technologies and rapidly changing workforce demographics, there is a constant need to keep improving these rules and regulations in order to keep work environments safe, especially for construction sites. While it is important to always keep in mind OSHA regulations to prevent workplace injury and avoid fines, we know it can be hard to keep up with the near constant implementation of new rules. We’ve created a list of some of the 2018 OSHA regulations that construction teams should look out for.  

Construction Site Showers: Why Renting Shower Trailers Will Boost Your Construction Team’s Morale

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Construction Sanitation

There is no better feeling in the world than being nice and clean after a hot shower. While having portable restrooms, heaters, and air conditioners are obvious things to have at a construction site, having a portable shower is beneficial, as well. Not only will it show that you care about your employees’ health and cleanliness, but it can improve their work ethic and overall morale. At On Site, we take employee morale seriously. By offering the best of the best when it comes to construction site sanitation we do our part to keep your crew clean and happy.  

8 Things Your Construction Team Should Be Recycling

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Construction

Throughout a construction project, whatever it may be, you’re bound to be tossing away a lot of debris. Debris is generated from all phases of a project and often just gets thrown away and later taken to a landfill. Recycling and reusing materials is many times overlooked, especially during the cold, winter months when you want to finish a project as quickly as possible. With the use of an electric construction heater, you’ll stay warmer on the job site and be more apt to implement a longer timeline, making recycling more attainable.  

How to Ensure Your Next Non-Profit Event Goes Perfectly

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Special Events

Preparing to host an event for your non-profit organization can be extremely overwhelming. There are so many details you don’t want to forget or your guests might leave thinking that they could have had a more enjoyable experience elsewhere. For instance, consider the hot, humid temperatures of summer or chilly evenings in the fall. At first, you might not think that having electric heaters is something your event may need, but you don’t want your guests to be wishing they were by a cozy fire instead of at your outdoor event in November. There are so many things to think about when it comes to making sure your event goes smoothly. We’ve created this guideline to help you account for some of the lessen known factors that you may need for your next event.  

Does My City Have Enough Restrooms?

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Sanitation

Here at On Site, we believe that public restrooms are the silent heroes of every city. Unfortunately, very few people stop to appreciate the convenience and comfort that they provide. In most cases, these invaluable facilities only enter the public spotlight and become a topic of discussion when they fail to meet the needs and preferences of users due to lack of quality or availability. If you’ve ever struggled to find a place to relieve yourself in a public space, odds are good that this question popped into your head: Does my city have enough restrooms? Today, we’ll help you find the answer. First and foremost, let’s establish why having enough public bathrooms in your city is so important.  

OSHA Rules and Regulations for Bathrooms at Construction Sites

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Construction Sanitation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) likes to keep you on your toes by regularly updating and revising its standards, regulations and compliances for healthy working conditions. When it comes to safety and sanitation, OSHA’s constant changes makes ensuring that your construction sites are up to code a cumbersome task.  Furthermore, the details and provisions of the regulations differ from state-to-state. The best way to make sure you site is OSHA compliant is to make a habit out of checking for OSHA updates. At On Site, we take pride in providing you with all of the information and resources you need to complete your construction jobs safely and on schedule. Today, we’re going to do that by giving you the latest rundown of OSHA’s rules and regulations when it comes to bathrooms at construction sites.  

6 Ways Renting a Concrete Blanket Will Improve Your Construction Project

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Construction

Working on a cold construction site can be challenging, particularly when the weather threatens to damage equipment, tamper with your concrete’s setting process, or keep the ground from thawing during landscaping projects. If you don’t take the proper precautions, low temperatures can force your contracting team to stay at the same site for weeks on end to finish up. Costing you valuable time, money and preventing you from moving on to the next project. Here at On Site, we offer a wide selection of concrete curing blankets that are specially designed to keep concrete, blocks and bricks at an optimal temperature. Today we’ll be discussing six reasons why renting a concrete blanket will improve your construction project. But before we do, let’s briefly explain how cold weather can affect your site.  

Benefits of Porta Potties Compared to Building an Outhouse

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Sanitation Special Events

Whether you’re in charge of providing restrooms for a campground, cabin, park or any other location without the resources to facilitate conventional bathrooms, it can be tough to determine which option will best meet the needs and preferences of your guests and visitors. And just to complicate things even further, there are many factors and key considerations to make when choosing between outside restrooms, including the cost of rental or construction, maintenance, comfortability for users and more. At first glance, it might seem like a good idea to build your own outhouse at the site. After all, they’re easy to maintain and relatively sanitary, right?  

The Unsung Heroes of the Super Bowl

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Special Events

It’s early; 5:30am when the team begins assembling. First one and then another come in from the cold to check in and get their assignments for the day. Routes are checked and discussed, supplies and vehicles are checked and the individual members of the group start moving out for the day.