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Power Saw Safety Tips and Construction Safety Solutions:

Think Safe. Work Safe.® 

1The best power tool and equipment providers incorporate innovative safety technology into their products for keeping users safe and productive on the jobsite.  Ergonomic designs with built-in features for enhancing safety, such as automatically stopping tool operation when a bind-up is detected, reduce the likelihood of getting seriously hurt. Even so, injuries related to operator errors, bind-ups, misuse, drops and other mishaps are possible. That's why we're providing saw safety tips and guidelines for preventing incidents and ensuring safer, more productive jobsites.

Saw Safety Tips for Think Safe.Work Safe. Construction Industry Occupational Health Safety Program at C.D. Smith Construction

While saw incidents account for less than 1% of all recordable injuries, finding your finger on the wrong side of the blade is a preventable accident.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ For starters, when working with any type of saw you should always wear the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE). Safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, sturdy shoes, and a hard hat will help protect you. When cutting dusty material or not using a wet saw, a ventilation mask will also help ensure your safety.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣⁣Saw Safety Tips for Think Safe.Work Safe. Construction Industry Occupational Health Safety Program at C.D. Smith Construction

But saw safety goes beyond your PPE. Remember you're working with a dangerous piece of equipment with a blade running anywhere from 3,000 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) up to 50,000 RPM. In a split second, you can go from cutting material to an amputated body part. Be sure to take your time and be aware of your handhold positions so your hands are clear of the blade throughout the movement of the cut. Check your equipment frequently to ensure that it is operating optimally to reduce the risk of malfunction.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Saw Safety Tips for Think Safe.Work Safe. Construction Industry Occupational Health Safety Program at C.D. Smith Construction

At C.D. Smith, our "Think Safe. Work Safe." culture encourages and empowers all site workers and visitors to put safety first. Through safety communication, education, training and inspiration, incidents can be prevented. 

The purpose of our Safety Program and site-specific safety plan is to provide policy and guidelines to eliminate injuries and create the safest possible jobsite. The prevention of injuries is the first and primary consideration of this program. Our entire project team, backed by corporate leadership, strictly enforces our safety program to ensure a safe environment for all construction professionals and site visitors.

Date: Apr 29, 2021 | Author: Mercedes Tucker

 

1Safety Solutions | Milwaukee Tool web page has more information on Milwaukee Tool's tradition of improving safety through product innovation.

 


 

 

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C.D. Smith Construction is a nationally recognized industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and in-house technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project, from planning through closeout. With veteran leadership and dedication to our employees and clients, we proudly place our name on projects of all sizes across the United States.
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Through a proactive safety program, strict standards and our “Think Safe. Work Safe.” campaign, we have built a solid culture where safety is our number one priority day in and day out.

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Sustainable Projects

Our commitment to holistically enhancing the current and future environmental, economic and societal well-being of the communities in which we live, work and play in begins with education. We have a team devoted to understanding the difference between green building and a sustainable built environment. Our team will help you weigh the financial and business impacts of building green, through a sustainable approach, to make the most informed decisions. Join us in our commitment to creating better-performing buildings by increasing sustainable construction practices. It’s more than a trend… it’s the right thing to do!

 

Recently Certified Projects

LEED Certified Platinum

  • MMSD Maintenance Facility | Madison, WI

LEED Certified Gold

  • C.D. Smith Corporate Headquarters | Fond du Lac, WI
  • Grande Cheese Home Office and Research Center | Fond du Lac, WI
  • Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District tR2E2 Project | Green Bay | WI
  • Spur 16 Apartment Homes |Mequon, WI
  • UW-La Crosse Centennial Hall | La Crosse, WI
  • UW-La Crosse Student Center | La Crosse, WI
  • Zurn Corporate Headquarters | Milwaukee, WI

LEED Certified Silver

  • 7Seventy7 | Milwaukee, WI
  • Spur 16 Townhomes |Mequon, WI
  • Mequon Public Market At Spur 16 |Mequon, WI (Processing)
  • Global Water Center | Milwaukee, WI
  • Viterbo School of Nursing | La Crosse, WI
  • General Mitchell Baggage Claim | Milwaukee, WI
  • Milo C. Huemphner Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic | Green Bay, WI
  • Wilmington Veteran Affairs Medical Center | Wilmington, NC
  • Benjamin Charles Steele Veteran Affairs Clinic | Billings, MT
  • Bangor Veteran Affairs Clinic | Bangor, ME
  • The Lewiston / Auburn Veteran Affairs Clinic | Lewiston, ME

 

Sustainable Projects Currently Underconstruction

  • Ascent Timber Tower | Milwaukee, WI
  • Nakoosa Trail Fleet/Fire/Radio Shop Facility | Madison, WI

 

Sustainable Practices

We are proud of the sustainable design and construction that went into our new headquarters. Key sustainable features include:

Powered by Solar

Atop of our new headquarters sits a 94kW ballasted, solar photovoltaic system. The system features five SolarEdge Technologies Inc. inverters and (294) REC Group 320w modules. It is projected to offset an estimated up to 39.1% of our electric energy consumption. That’s saving over 93 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year!

Daylight Harvesting

Floor to ceiling, energy-efficient windows throughout the C.D. Smtih headquarters optimize daylight to reduce energy consumption by offsetting the amount of electricity lightly needed to properly light spaces in the building. 

Automated Building Controls

Tracking and metering of systems allow for decreased operating costs, enhanced system performance, energy savings, increased comfort and overall increased control of building infrastructure. 

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Reusable cups are located in cafes. Recycling Stations are located throughout the building along with bottle filling stations. Office employees are making a valiant effort to go paperless.

Prairie in Progress

As a part of our green initiatives, C.D. Smith is practicing sustainable landscaping. Native planting takes two to three years to develop and requires maintenance for the plants to successfully establish. Maintenance may include mowing, weed management, and prescribed burning. The land surrounding the building will look different throughout the season and every year.

 

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Our Community


C.D. Smith supports many local organizations through sponsorship programs and monetary donations in our community and in the communities with which we work. In the past 10 years, we have donated over $4 million to businesses and organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin, from small community clubs to large non-profit organizations.


Building community is the foundation of our organization. By supporting community initiatives, economic growth and development, we feel privileged to help ensure our team members have solid places to live, work, volunteer, serve and play.

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If you are interested in working with us or would like to request adding your company to our bidder’s database, please complete our Trade Partners & Bids Form, Click here.

Self-Performing

Our self-perform capabilities are a direct result of our talented team members' skilled trade career paths in the communities in which we live and work.

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