Safety inspections

December 1, 2023  |  Business, Safety

This article provides guidance on conducting workplace safety inspections for safety officers and other workers who are assigned responsibility for safety but do so in addition to their regular assignments. Workplace inspections are an important tool for identifying hazards and resolving them. Set u…
Better scheduling can improve employee retention

June 1, 2023  |  Business, Safety

Editor’s note: When discussing employee retention problems, one of the most commonly cited causes are the hours this industry requires—early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
Cold weather safety tips to protect workers

December 1, 2022  |  Business, Safety

As we head into December, it’s important to be prepared for the oncoming winter weather. In this article, we’re detailing the extreme risks associated with winter weather and sharing our top cold weather safety tips to protect your workers on outdoor jobsites.
Beyond ADA

August 1, 2022  |  Safety

Any organizer of large outdoor events knows that they require substantial planning ahead of time, and naturally attract considerable numbers of people. Outdoor environments are highly unpredictable and much more likely to contain hazards than the traditional built environment. As a result, tent rent…
The lighter side of OSHA

June 1, 2022  |  Business, Safety

When most of us hear the word “OSHA,” we instantly conjure up images of ticket-writing cops invading our workplace. And these aren’t the $35 tags that grace our windshield when we linger in a parking spot too long. These citations can easily hit the four- or five-digit mark depending on the se…
Sourcing PPE for women

April 1, 2022  |  Safety

Fit and function cannot be separated when it comes to protective clothing—and yet for years, anyone who didn’t possess a “typical” male body-type standard needed to make do if they wanted to work in fields that rely on wearing protective clothing. For the most part, women who wanted to work …
Winter weather safety

December 1, 2021  |  Safety

Winter weather presents a multitude of hazards—slippery roads and surfaces, environmental cold, strong winds, etc.—so it is important for employers to prepare for inclement weather and implement safe work practices. While winter weather may slow tent rental business, it rarely halts it. From hol…
How industry codes and standards are developed

October 1, 2021  |  Safety

When tent, awning and fabric structure installers think of codes and standards, they often envision the building and fire departments of local and state jurisdictions that enforce such regulations on their projects. Enforcement is the very end of the process—the result of many years of code devel…