We may be only one week into the official summer season, but down here in the South, we’ve already experienced our fair share of heatwaves with no sight of them disappearing any time soon. We at Tioga always practice safety first. If you’re running a company or project site with employees working outdoors, such as construction, or performing physically demanding jobs like inside a factory, it’s important to take precautions for your team to stay safe and healthy this summ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jun 28
It may be hard to believe, but asbestos is still out there. Because of its strength and heat resistance, asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials, such as insulation and fire retardants. It is also found in items such as roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, and drywall joint compound. As long as asbestos fibers are encapsulated, it is safe to be around. However, when these materials are disturbed or deteriorated, the potential for fiber release increases,... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jun 27
Site Assessment. Phase I. ESA. People use different terms to talk about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. A Phase I ESA is a standardized assessment using a practice issued by ASTM International. It is intended to identify conditions indicating surface and subsurface contamination on a property. This is usually done during the due diligence period of a property transaction. Any time you are purchasing commercial or industrial property, a Phase I ESA should be performed to identify t... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jun 23
Aaron Bennett started at Tioga as a technician in 2015, and we’re excited to share that he recently earned certification as an asbestos project monitor. With his new certification, Aaron collects air sampling before, during and after asbestos abatement projects for a variety of buildings. Recently, we sat down with Aaron for a Q&A to explain more his new certification. What are your duties as an asbestos project monitor? It’s my job to check air conditions before and durin... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jun 19
Tioga is excited to celebrate the inaugural Safe + Sound Week! Designated by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Federal OSHA and other organizations, Safe + Sound Week is celebrated from June 12 to 18 this year. This event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety and health programs. Tioga loves opportunities like this that promote safety topics, and we love to get involved in projects that improve the health of workers.&nb... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jun 16
Tioga’s vice president Larkin Myers was featured recently in Lakeland Currents for the West Tennessee Branch Awards for the American Society of Civil Engineers. As president of the ASCE West Tennessee chapter, Larkin presented the 2017 awards to six winners. The winners included: Outstanding Government Engineer – Emily Harrell, City of Lakeland Outstanding Engineering Project – Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector Outstanding Engineering Educator – Dr... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jun 2