Concrete reinforcing is inherently a dangerous profession and we want to ensure our employees are as safe as possible. As a growing company, safety has become an extremely important aspect of our development. Being proactive about our safety program and trainings helps us reduce the number of incidences that can occur on the jobsite.
Of course, our number one priority is to make sure that injuries and accidents do not happen. However, we also want our men to be prepared in case an accident does happen. That is why we train our employees in general safety practices to prevent incidences and first-aid / CPR so they can be prepared for an accident if it does happen.
There's no reason why safety can't be fun also. Our Northern California Rebar division got treated to a pizza lunch with snacks and sodas during their four hour first aid / CPR certification course at our corporate office in Shingle Springs.
In Denver Colorado, Nehemiah Rebar Rod Busters are at work installing Post Tensioning Cables at Sloan's Lake. Post Tensioning is a technique used to reinforce concrete. Rebar Post Tension cables are placed into forms before concrete is poured, once the concrete has set, the cables are pulled tight and anchored against the outside edge of the concrete.
Post Tensioning provides "presstressing", which means the steel reinforcing is stressed before the concrete has to support the loads. The advantages of using post tensioning techniques are many -including; reducing or eliminating shrinkage and cracking in concrete, allows for thinner slabs and structural members, allows for slabs built on soft ground, and post tensioning helps resist earthquakes.
Post Tensioning should only be installed by qualified and knowledgable industry experts and at Nehemiah Rebar, we think we have the best in the industry!