Worksite tools

The heavy lifting has started and now it's time for crews to get down to the nitty gritty on your worksite. Having the right construction toolswill determine the success of your crews and the timeliness of your project.

The new portfolio of Ingersoll Rand ATEX-certified impact wrenches and drills includes seven heavy-duty pneumatic tools for use in hazardous atmospheres. These ergonomically optimized tools are built with premium components to stand up to harsh environments and reduce the risk of sparks.

On April 29, 2019, Ranger Design will launch the next generation of their drop-down ladder rack, the Max Rack 2.0. Tough, safe and simple, this rack is a fit for extreme use on the jobsite. Built as a solution for all high roof cargo vans, the Max Rack 2.0 allows tradesmen easy access to their ladders with the least amount of effort.

The Makinex Power Box is a silent, emission free power supply available in several sizes and power configurations. Users will never have to wonder if it will start, run or if they have enough fuel. And they'll never have to worry about loud noise from a portable generator, or if the emissions will make someone sick, according to the manufacturer.

Carhartt will launch its Carhartt Company Gear program on Jan. 16, 2019. With the new Carhartt Company Gear service model, the 130 year-old brand will provide a wide range of businesses with its familiar rugged, durable products. In addition to Carhartt's most recognized styles, businesses across various industries will also have access to the new Rugged Professional Series, which will give uniformed associates a sharp, professional appearance.

Over the last five years, Waters Construction Co. has made the shift from working during the daylight hours to turn its attention to overnight jobs. Specializing in bridge repair, the nature of their work has dictated the direction. Shutting down an entire bridge during the daylight hours takes a great deal of coordination for a city and often causes congestion and safety problems.

Construction brings many opportunities to many different people. Communities experiencing an intense building spree can usually look forward to more foot traffic or an influx of new businesses. Unfortunately, this progress can also attract thieves and vandals, as the busy construction site of the day turns into one of the quietest spots at night when work stops.

Ford recently recalled around 2 million F-150 pickup trucks across North America due to a seat belt issue, where the belts spark and ignite fires. The recall covers vehicles between 2015 and 2018, and follows an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that began in August 2018 about fires in the trucks, the Chicago Tribune reported.

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Cat Footwear's proprietary SuperDuty iTechnology, the global footwear manufacturer will release an update entitled SuperDutyXL iTechnology for the Autumn/Winter 2018 season. The initial iTechnology was known as the first work boot to merge welted durability with athletic comfort.

Choosing the right boot for your job can be tricky, especially with so many makes and models out there. However, having the right footwear so that you feel comfortable and protected while at work can certainly make your workday easier. Although there are many parts that go into making the perfect work boot for each profession that requires one, ultimately choosing what fits your needs best is not complicated at all.

Gilbane Building Company is raising the bar for the construction industry when it comes to safety with its latest implementation of wearable devices that detect slips, trips and falls on the job, triggering an automatic alert to designated site personnel including medics.

Stanley recently announced the introduction of its longest-lasting, most ergonomic FATMAX tape measure in its 175-year history. The 2018 Stanley FATMAX Tape Measure ( is a new design with 13 ft. of straighter blade stand out*, a baseball-inspired grip, and the longest-lasting blade coating ever applied to a FATMAX tape measure.