Archive for April, 2016
Many individuals have recently become more attuned to the threat posed by sudden cardiac arrest. A dangerous phenomenon that often strikes without any warning signs whatsoever, these types of emergencies happen with alarming frequency when we least expect it. In order to raise public understanding of sudden cardiac arrest and to try and limit the number of resulting deaths, governmental units nationwide have started requiring artificial external defibrillators (AEDs) to be maintained in a wide range of public places.
AEDs are handy, portable tools which can, when properly utilized, greatly impact survival rates in a positive way for those who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. When medical emergencies of this type happen, time really is of the essence, and these devices can buy precious minutes that regularly make the difference between life and death.
Sudden cardiac arrest is often the result of malfunctioning of the heart’s electrical system in which blood flow stops without notice. Without immediate treatment, those who experience this cessation of function typically die. However, it is frequently possible for such individuals to be saved by performance of CPR and the use of a defibrillator to provide an electrical shock to the heart. It is vital that a defibrillator be present and ready to use at a moment’s notice, because it is estimated that for each single minute that treatment does not occur, a patient’s likelihood of surviving the event drops by approximately ten percent.
An AED will be equipped with internal computers which will measure the patient’s heart function by way of skin-attached electrodes. This determines whether or not is is appropriate for the patient to be shocked. If a shock is indicated, the machine will tell the operator to administer the treatment while guiding him or her through the critical steps. Anyone who has been trained on the use of these tools will agree that they are extremely safe and accurate in terms of assessing which patients are good candidates for shock and which are not.
Considering the amazing life-saving ability of these devices, it is not surprising that governments at all levels across the nation have begun mandating the presence of AEDs in a number of venues. Some of the public places where defibrillators may need to be placed include school buildings, government facilities, sports arenas, museums, nursing homes and airports.
Some states have also expanded Good Samaritan laws so that individuals who use these devices in order to provide emergency, life-saving aid to others will not be held liable if death or significant injury still occurs. This is seen by many as an important step in the expansion of availability of these vital tools.
Other organizations have taken the initiative to launch AED training, maintenance and placement programs as a means to improve public health outcomes in their own communities. Statistics have suggested that sudden cardiac deaths have been significantly reduced in areas that have instituted AED awareness plans and raised money for additional availability of the devices in public places.
There are a number of companies that offer the installation and the removal of a temporary bridges for various site-access situations. Some of the bridges on offer include simple types of timber bridges on to “highway rated” modular-steel-panel bridges that are used for access over drainage ditches, wetlands, waterways and streams. These companies have experience in the installation process of temporary bridges particularly in the industries that include heavy construction, gas and oil industries as well as cross-country construction in pipelines.
When it comes to temporary bridge rentals one size will definitely not be able to fit all situations. This is why these rental companies work closely alongside a site manager in order to decide the best solution for a temporary bridge that will be based on the application, site conditions, budget, public safety, schedules, load requirements and traffic patterns. Once a system has been chosen for a project, the company will ensure that the transport and offloading, installation and then removal of these structures are taken care of.
Once these temporary bridge rentals have been transported and then installed, the structure allows for vehicular travel that is seamless for work crews, site vehicles and equipment. There is always an importance related to deadlines on construction projects and these bridges can really assist in keeping a project moving forward.
Simple Crane Mat Bridges
These bridges are regarded as the most versatile and cost-effective bridge that is constructed out of a superior quality 12 inch-thick crane mat. Constructed out of a combination of steel rods, dense woods and the coated ends that prevent rotting, these crane-mat bridges are described as resistant when placed under compression, durable and well capable for handling harsh weather-conditions and heavy equipment.
Features of the Simple Crane Mat Bridges
•Made for drainage ditches and stream crossing and protect shallow utilities
•Are available in lengths up to 16 foot spans
•Can withstand weights associated with heavy machinery, rigs and cranes. The dense hardwood ensures long-lasting durability and ensure strength
•An off-site non-engineered solution
The prefabricated ready made temporary bridges are regarded as a mid-market solution for individuals needing a solution that is more advanced than the crane-mat bridges. Constructed out of steel railings and dense wood, these prefabricated bridges are designed for light vehicular-traffic and pedestrians.
Features of the prefabricated temporary bridges:
•Designed for small bodies-of-water, shallow utilities, canal crossings and large stream crossings.
•Available in lengths up to 50 foot spans
•Constructed out of steel and wood
Panel And Truss Bridges
The Panel or Truss temporary bridges are the biggest and are able to bear heavy equipment and loads that can involve a width of 2 lanes. These bridges are installed in around one to three days with the use of minimal machinery and tools making the perfect solution for any emergency construction projects.
Features of the Panel and Truss Bridges
•Designed for large crossing application that include large water bodies, overpass and rivers
•Come in lengths up to 260 foot spans
•These heavy-haul bridges can handle trucks that have loads of over 550 tons.
BWS Manufacturing is a company that specializes in the design, building and distribution of trailers intended for the heaviest trucks on the road, whether they’re hauling commercial products in an eighteen wheeler or a more specialized tractor trailer such as a lumber hauler or an oil and gas delivery truck. Without these and other trailers, mass industry in most parts of the world grind to a halt, yet few people realize the difficulties behind the conception, construction and use of these massive devices that make the modern world possible. Each large trailer is a specialized device intended for a specific job, and their design and manufacture must account for this every step of the way.
BWS Manufacturing designs and builds trailers for a wide variety of commercial and industrial purposes, with a focus on quality and reliability that makes the company’s reputation grow with each new customer. Having been in business for almost half a century, the company has been there for a great many twists and turns in the modern trailer manufacturing industry, yet their focus on building quality trailers in the United States and Canada and selling their wares for the North American market has seen to it that they’ve survived the rough economic times of the past few decades to grow and even thrive on their reputation for building some of the best, most durable and most dependable trailers in the industry.
One of their designs from their in house engineering department has actually been awarded a patent on what many consider to be among the quickest and less difficult to load air assisted gooseneck trailers that are detachable. Indeed, a number of their models are air assisted for their tilting decks and ramps, using compressed air rather than heavier hydraulic lift systems. This has a number of benefits, the least of which is that the trailers are far more environmentally friendly for using fewer potentially hazardous chemicals. These designs also take a great deal less equipment to build, use and repair, making maintaining these trailers a less expensive proposition for the owner of the trailer, something any shipping company can find incredibly important for the long term use of their equipment. And, with the engineers and designs of the company continuing to push the envelop of what’s possible, each new year is a new set of possibilities for newer, more powerful and efficient designs for trailers to match and exceed the competition.
The company employs a number of CWB certified welders that they treat not as laborers but as artisans. These welders and other workers have crafted a wide range of trailers for the company’s sales lots for a wide variety of specialized purposes. Their trailers have been crafted for a wide range of agricultural purposes, as well as work in the construction and forestry industries. BWS also build trailers for the commercial trucking that brings goods from around the world to local stores across the continent. The company builds a number of other devices for hauling oil and gas and other more specific yet no less essential purposes.