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Caylor Industrial Weaves Safety into Work Culture

Numbers tell a grim story.

The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has come forth with information that sheds light on the dismal condition of safety at work in the United States. 13 people die on their jobs every day. These instances are steadily increasing. And 100% of these deaths are preventable.

Generally, a single employee succumbs to injuries or mishap. But the incident impacts the collective. Most fatalities occur in industries like construction, maintenance and engineering where balance, hand-eye coordination, and vigilance are the need of the hour. Any sort of distraction is a recipe for disaster and precipitates more accidents.

June is National Safety Month:

It is important for businesses to really understand the essence of the National Safety Month. It shouldn’t be observed as a token gesture to placate employees. Companies need to embed safety and safety best practices in work culture so that slips, falls, cuts, tears, explosions and deaths don’t happen because of negligence. A secure workforce is a productive workforce – one that is capable of hitting deadlines, innovating and focusing on quality.

As the number of preventable accidents decreases, employee morale peaks. And a marked absence of lawsuits and compensation demands also adds to the profit, bottom-line.

Businesses must:

  • Understand the risks posed to their employees based on their unique industry
  • Devise a slew of measures to mitigate them
  • Instruct workers to put these measures into practice – every day
  • Track improvements and tweak or reinforce concepts as needed

Handbook of Everyday Safety:

Caylor serves many industries including maintenance, engineering, construction and general contracting. Most of them have high fatality at work numbers.

As an expert in safety, commonly going 365+ days without an accident, we are here to spread some effective precautions to avert accidents:

  • If pipes collapse, they can cause a lot of damage. It is essential to secure tubing in place with pipe and tube hangers.
  • Falls from heights and scaffoldings claim the most lives. Employees should wear well-inspected body harnesses at all points of time and only work on platforms that are at least 10 feet away from power lines and well secured with quality braces, brackets, trusses and screw legs.
  • Ladders in use shouldn’t be damaged or distorted in any way and stairs need to be hemmed by handrails.
  • Chemical exposure is yet another hazard. Awareness is the best solution and employees need to recognize signs of volatility in the substances they use every day.
  • Heavy machinery can prove to be lethal if not handled right. Only highly trained operators should be allowed access to the machines and employees must maintain eye contact with the operator at all times when maneuvering around them.

Caylor believes in enforcing safety measures in our own factories and warehouses and provides top of the line components that ensure safety of customers in challenging industries.

If you want to learn more about Caylor Industrial Sales’ catalog, please call 706-226-3198.

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Recent Construction Growth Recap

Here at Caylor Industrial Sales, Inc., we’ve been in business for almost 37 years, supplying a wide range of valves, fittings, and pipe and tube hangers. Our services consist of custom machined parts, pipe hangers, pipe rollers, and roller supports styles. We also provide structural steel and metal alloys. So whether you’re an electrician, plumber, carpenter, roving truck-based maintenance technician, HVAC technician, locksmith, energy engineer, industrial equipment maintenance engineer, contractor, or work in general maintenance or GMP maintenance, Caylor has what you need to get the job done.

The latest construction updates are showing a growth in the majority of construction sectors. According to the Dodge Outlook Report, there will be steady, moderate growth in single family housing, commercial building, institutional building, and public works. Gains of up to 8% are expected in residential and non-residential building, with a 5% growth overall.

As your business prepares for an increasing job load, don’t forget that here at Caylor, we can help with all your industrial hardware needs. Whether you need products or solutions, we have the right answers for you. Our team of professionals can help with all of your general construction needs. We have delivered premium products to the marketplace for decades, and our customer service is the best in the business.

We offer solutions to help you eliminate waste, become more productive, and increase your bottom line. We believe in staying up to date on all the latest products and technology, and get you the information you need to get your projects done successfully.

To find out the latest on what’s going on in the general construction industry, we invite you to stay in touch with us. You can read our blog, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn, or like us on Facebook. If you need answers for a specific job, feel free to contact us at any time. We’re here to help you succeed and look forward to watching continued growth within our sector and the field.

Steel Contributes to Earth Day as a Part of a Circular Economy

For nearly half a century now, the world has celebrated Earth Day as a day – or, for some, an entire week – of activities, demonstrations, and seminars focusing on the environmental issues faced by the world. What once was a local celebration in a handful of cities has become a global observance. While it is a great reminder that we need to pay attention to our impact on the environment, at Caylor, we know that environmental mindfulness must be a year-round effort.

Steel and the Circular Economy

One of the major materials that we use here, and that is a permanent fixture in the circular economy, is steel. It also happens to be one of the most ecologically responsible materials. In a circular economy, society reduces the burden on nature by keeping resources in use for as long as possible.

Steel is perfect for this, as steel is a permanent material. Once it is created, the weight can be reduced, and steel components can be reused, remanufactured, and recycled into new products. This promotes conservation of the raw materials, innovation, efficiency, and emissions reductions. It helps to create jobs, and also encourages the development of durable products.

The evolution of steel over the last few years has helped to produce high-strength steels. In the last three decades alone, improvement in the process has allowed for a weight reduction of up to 40% in some steels, which is responsible for a decrease in emissions and energy use to create, transport, and utilize. Even for regular steel, the amount of energy required to produce a tone has decreased dramatically, reducing the consumption by 60% per ton.

The production is highly efficient as well – roughly 97.3% of material used in the steelmaking process is utilized. Not only is the steel created, the by-products of the process are used in asphalt, fertilizers, plastics, paints, and more. Even the gasses produced during the process can be used for heating or electricity.

Green Initiatives at Caylor Industrial

At Caylor, we have played a big part in supplying parts to industries that strive to decrease our material and energy usage. We enjoy working with companies that are involved in green initiatives such as wastewater treatment and carpet recycling projects. Many of the industries we serve have major pushes for green projects, not to mention internal efforts to reduce consumption and increase reuse.

Here at Caylor Industrial, we always consider our larger impact in our sales and internal processes, with the aim of having the least impact as possible on the environment. Our structural steel and metal alloy products come from responsible producers who see steel as part of a circular economy and try to incorporate environmentally-sound processes in their production.

Make sure to follow us here on our blog, and connect with us through LinkedIn and Twitter to make sure you stay up to date with what is going on at Caylor. Keep an eye out for further information regarding our environmental stewardship, as well as other news and programs. Comment or questions? Contact us today!