WHY UNION IRON WORKERS ARE TURNING TO REBAR TYING TECHNOLOGY FOR MEASURABLE HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES
10.30.2020 | Rebar Tying Tools
It’s no surprise that ironworkers face a multitude of injuries on a regular basis while they are out in the field. From pre-fabrication yards to road and bridge construction, ironworkers perform demanding job site functions that often require repetitive tying motion while positioned in cramped conditions where they overexert their energy for eight or more hour shifts. Mild injuries such as lower back fatigue to suffering more pressing disorders like musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) result in incurred costs to contractors such as workers compensation claims, higher insurance rates, and even unforeseeable labor deficiencies as a direct result. Ironworkers can find some relief with the enhanced development and availability of rebar tying tools in the marketplace. From handheld operations to stand up rebar tying tools, ironworkers can look at integrating this kind of technology to avoid MSIs and fatigue from the labor-intensive job functions. While this technology has not yet evolved to perform more complex ties such as saddle ties, these tools are an excellent option to quickly finish tedious snap ties.
“From originally utilizing the RB395 from MAX, we have now upgraded to the RB441T. In my area there has been a shortage of union ironworkers and we can count on the use of these tools - What typically takes eight rodbusters hand tying, we can work with six crew members using the MAX RB441T for the exact same outcome.”
- Jim A. Essex, MD Steel Reinforcing Contractor