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Table Mountain Exceeds Air Quality Standards

May 27, 2016 | By | No Comments

We installed a Baghouse, Dust Storage Silo, Knockout Box, Burner, and Mineral Return System with a surge and weigh hopper. All of the equipment except the Burner are Stansteel Products. The burner is a Hauck Megastar Burner. The personnel/Contractors that assisted in the installation include GRI Plant Operators, GRI Concrete Crew, Layman Electric, Stansteel, American Crane.

The baghouse supplies air to the asphalt plant and remove exhaust and dust created by the process of drying aggregates and mixing asphalt. The baghouse allows our asphalt plant to exceed EPA and Tuolumne County Air District standards

The equipment allows GRI to be more environmentally aware and energy aware in our asphalt production process. Where before we were wasting 3-5% of all aggregate products, now we have a full recovery system that allows us to recover and refeed that 3-5% as mineral filler product. The equipment has greatly reduced our air born emissions while increasing the quality of our asphalt mix.

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GR gets Ergonomics Training to reduce injuries

July 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

George Reed Staff Personnel receive Dynamic Ergonomics Training that helps office professionals beat Repetitive Stress Injuries and Back Pain. The Sittingsafe® training is a new generation of job-specific, on-site ergonomics training. Designed to reduce office-based injuries such as repetitive stress injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, Sittingsafe is geared to those who work with computers or perform other job activities while in a seated position. The training consisted of:

1. Job site analysis/pre-assessment.

2.  Design and customization of workshop.

3. Introduction – Get employees to understand the program and become motivated to be responsible for their own wellness.

4. Employees learn proper office ergonomics and other pertinent information to prevent harmful accumulation of physical stress that leads to pain, fatigue and injury.

5. Sittingsafe 3-minute stretching routine.

6. Practical learning module – each participant gets to apply what they learned to ensure they can set up any workstation properly for their bodies.

Cumulative Trauma Disorders are a result of continuous stress on the body. The key to preventing these costly injuries is to reduce the amount of stress incurred on a daily basis by properly adapting the environment to be more user-friendly, correcting improper biomechanics and through a proper stretching routine, rid the body of accumulated stress.

The class was conducted by Dougg Gerard, IPS
209-333-2401,
10 W Locust Street
Lodi, CA  95240

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