National Work Zone Awareness Week

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National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 4/9/2018-4/13/2018is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

This year's theme is-"Work Zone Safety: Everybody's Responsibility"

Go Orange Day is Wednesday, April 11.

Offices at A&B, GP, GPRM, GPRS employees across the state wore orange to proudly show their support of work zone safety. Go Orange Day and NWZAW is an important time to show our support for our family of roadway traffic safety professionals and, especially to the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

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Stormwater Management and Spill Containment Affecting Hawaii

Property Management Professionals

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Discussion presented at the Hawaii Buildings, Facilities and Property Management Expo March 7, 2018 by Cary Winters, QSSP of UltraTech International. Relayed by Bradley Tom

Cary discussed key considerations on getting Hawaii property owners compliant with the changing EPA, Hawaii and Federal regulations relating to stormwater and hazardous spill problems they face. With outlining plans and bottom line minimums controls that need to be in place to prevent citation from government agencies. He will also go over BMPs that all Hawaii property managers should be implementing for our environment’s health.

Cary goes over the following:

  • Basics of stormwater management
  • Federal regulations and which properties are regulated
  • Hawaii revised statutes
  • Federal Clean Water Act of 1972
  • EPA requirements affecting companies
  • 11 industrial category phase
  • Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • 6 minimum control measures for stormwater management programs
  • Several cases of violations
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Permit requirements
  • Types of products used to meet BMPs
  • EPA’s amended Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation
  • What you need to do to prepare your facility to meet the SPCC plan
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Charles Brown hired for Oahu Outside Sales Representative

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February 2018

We are pleased to announce that Charles Brown is now our new Outside Sales Representative for Oahu. Charles will represent G P Roadway Solutions to Hawaii's construction and facility maintenance community by nurturing existing accounts and developing new business relationships. Please contact Charles should you need things like personal protective equipment, parking lot signs & equipment. Charles was previously a business consultant for North American Bancard and graduated from Hampton University.

How to Reduce the Potential for Heat Stress in the Work Place

By Brad Tom

Care must be taken in these summer month for our Hawaii workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work outdoorsand may be at risk of heat stress. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. There is also the hazard of burns from accidental contact with hot surfaces or steam.

Workers at risk of heat stress include workers in hot environments such as construction workers, firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, and factory workers. Greater care must be taken for those who are over 65 years of age, are overweight, have heart disease, high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat because these workers are more susceptible.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

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G P Family of companies goes Orange for National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7, 2017. An annual spring campaign held at the start of the new construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. The G P family of companies showed their support for our co-workers and the roadway construction industry by wearing orange on this Go Orange Day April 5, 2017. This is in support especially for the families of victims who have lost their lives in work zones.

Grace Pacific Paving for Farrington High School

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In February 2015, a ground breaking ceremony for the renovation of the athletic field took place at Farrington High School (FHS). "A lot of our kids and their families, they bleed maroon and white. So for something like this to happen in their time, it's a big boon for our community," said FHS Principal Al Carganilla.

The project includes the demolition of the existing football field, running track and tennis courts, and construction of a new football field with synthetic turf, and a new 6-lane synthetic surface running track. Also included in the scope of work are new locker rooms, restrooms, office/storage rooms, bleachers, field lighting, scoreboards and ticket booths.

Parking Lot Safety Seminar

By Travis Furumoto

Earlier this week we had Lisa Garfinkle from GNR Technologies visit us and give a presentation on Parking Lot Safety, focusing on using recycled rubber products. Lisa spoke about:

  • how to keep drivers and pedestrians safe
  • how to reduce facility maintenance costs
  • why rubber products are more cost-effective than concrete products
  • how your property benefits from using recycled solutions

 

Seminar: Parking Lot Do's & Dont's: Maintenance, Safety & Building Signage

By Travis Furumoto

During the 2015 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo, we presented our seminar; Parking Lot Do's & Dont's: Maintenance, Safety, & Building Signage.

Attendees learned about important practices that pertain to keeping your parking lot safe for vehicles and pedestrians, and some important aspects of keeping your building signage up to the 2010 Standards for Americans with Disabilities.

Below is a recording of our seminar, and you can also download a copy of our slides here.

When To Use Speed Bumps & Speed Humps

By Scott Lai

speed bumps vs speed humpsBoth speed bumps and speed humps are used to reduce vehicle speeds in parking lots and garages. However, each is designed for a specific purpose. If your goal is to slow vehicles to a halt, you want a speed bump. On the other hand, if you simply want to slow vehciels but allow continuous traffic flow, you'd want to install a speed hump.

 

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