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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

December 31, 2015 | Comments: 0

Golden Gate Partnership and Construction Safety

We know that construction has come a long way, oftentimes with its safety counterpart following slowly behind. It was just in the 1930's that hard hats were mandated by construction workers themselves who were building the Hoover Dam - the first project in history to require hard hats.

To recap the construction safety progress we have made in our pipeline this year, we wanted to share with our readership a little bit about what exactly is the Golden Gate Partnership Recognition by Cal/OSHA-? We were fortunate to have received six in 2015. Read all about it in our Press Release!

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

April 30, 2013 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Contractor

A good pipeline contractor is hard to come by especially because there is no trade school to become a pipeline project manager or superintendent. The only way to really learn pipeline construction is to work directly for pipeline construction companies. In some cases, there is no formal in-house training offered and new employees simply go out in the field and learn hands-on from their associates. Pipeline contractors may have had decades of field experience, learning the company's culture along the way, to get the basics. However, some things just tend to get missed when lacking formal training.

To solve this problem, Kana Pipeline developed its own in-house pipeline contractor training program for its future Superintendents and Project Managers - those who are directly involved with contract work.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

May 11, 2012 | Comments: 0

Commercial Sewer Contractors

Commercial sewer contractors specialize in the installation and maintenance of subsurface utility pipeline infrastructure. The jobs they perform are typically on a much larger scale than residential projects and require use of specialty equipment such as heavy duty excavation machinery.

Commercial sewer contractors perform work on underground sewer systems, storm water drainage systems, and water pipeline. These types of jobs are categorized as "wet" utility construction. Design blueprints for commercial construction are usually created by civil engineers and require contractors with specialized licenses to comply with state and federal guidelines.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

April 23, 2012 | Comments: 0

Benefits of Safety Meetings in Construction

Have you considered the benefits of holding safety meetings? When was the last time you held one at your construction company? Who do you think should attend these meetings and how often do you think you should hold a safety meeting? Here's a story to set the stage in showing how important safety meetings can be:

A group of ten people stand in a circle. One person whispers to another person a certain construction safety rule that makes it mandatory for a ladder to be within twenty five feet of any worker in a water pipeline trench deeper than five feet. The person who heard the rule then turns and whispers it to the next person and so forth until each person has heard the safety rule. Can you imagine what the final translation of this rule will be at the end of the tenth person? Probably something to the effect of twenty five ladders for every five workers in an excavator. The point is that it can be very easy for workers to get false or misleading information in the field. This is why it is so important to make time routinely to hold safety meetings where all workers can get together and communicate.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

February 06, 2012 | Comments: 0

Wet Utility Contractors

Wet utility contractors are involved with many jobs related to subsurface pipeline. In addition to installing new sewer and water pipes and storm drainage systems, contractors also repair or remove pipes; prepare worksites for demolition work; and restore jobsites once pipeline work is completed.

Wet utility contractors also are involved with installation and repair of municipal water treatment systems, steel tanks, and pre-cast pump houses along with updating deteriorating freshwater pipelines.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

October 02, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Contractors

Pipeline contractors utilize a variety of techniques to install subsurface pipeline systems. The type of pipes used depends upon the construction project. Gas and oil pipelines are entirely different than sewer and water pipelines, although installation processes are sometimes similar.

Pipeline contractors oversee the installation of new pipelines from start to finish. Once a design is provided, subsurface utility engineering is used to locate existing utilities and pipelines. Afterward, the land is prepared by removing rocks, boulders, shrubbery, trees, and other types of landscaping or building materials.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 30, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Construction

Pipeline construction is an integral process that involves pre-construction planning, the actual construction phase, and post-construction. Each phase requires a dedicated team of highly trained employees including engineers, construction workers, general contractors, and project managers.

The planning phase of pipeline construction involves working with engineers to design the system. Multiple decisions must be made to ensure the project will not have negative impacts on the environment or community. The pipeline project planning team will need to acquire permits, secure easement rights, meet local, state, and federal requirements, and obtain project proposals from various pipeline construction companies.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 20, 2011 | Comments: 0

Subsurface Utility Engineering Companies

Subsurface utility engineering (SUE) companies are in charge of duties associated with utility design and potholing, mapping, locating, coordination, and condition assessment. SUE allows contractors to locate existing subsurface utilities and avoid pipeline utility conflicts.

Working with subsurface utility engineering companies, such as Kana Pipeline, can reduce project costs and minimize delays. Companies that utilize SUE technology have access to a variety of detection tools to provide accurate underground information.

SUE is a process that allows the SUE companies to utilize multiple tools and technologies throughout the designating and locating portion of a project. At Kana, we utilize ground-penetrating radar, vacuum excavation, and multiple frequency pipe and cable locate systems.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 15, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Companies

Pipeline companies are the driving force behind the installation and maintenance of pipeline networks that crisscross the country. Americans rely on pipelines to provide fuel for their homes and automobiles; have uninterrupted telephone and cable services; acquire fresh water for drinking and bathing; and for sanitary hygiene provided by indoor plumbing.

Pipeline companies install pipes and utility systems in several venues ranging from residential to municipal. Projects can consist of water pipelines, sewer pipelines, fireline, storm drainage systems, communications and electrical conduit systems, natural gas pipelines, or petroleum pipelines used to transfer gas and oil to refineries.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

August 29, 2011 | Comments: 0

Construction Safety

Construction safety is a hot topic for the construction industry literally now that summer is officially here and the weather is warming up to three digit temperatures in some parts of California. Construction companies carry large responsibilities as employers to provide adequate training in preventing workplace illness and injury - specifically heat illness. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) set initiatives to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in heat and how to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Heat illness is a common hazard for construction workers who typically work outdoors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, 230 heat-related deaths have occurred from 2003 - 2009 with 81 (40%) of these fatalities in the construction industry. Over that same time period, 15,370 heat-related injuries/illnesses requiring days away from work have occurred with 4,110 (27%) of these injuries/illnesses in the construction industry.

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