As we begin the month of November those of us that work in and around the water have to start planning for seasonal changes and the accompanying cold weather challenges. Water temperatures begin to drop rapidly, sometimes over a degree Fahrenheit (F) per day. This presents a whole new bunch of logistical and safety risks.
We live in a world where focus on construction safety is advancing as rapidly as the development of new microchips. When it comes to safety, a construction company cannot afford to learn by mistake. Reacting and correcting is not a sustainable method to our survival in this day and age. We have to look forward and predict problems before they happen.
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One of the challenges faced during a remediation, restoration, or construction project located
in the middle of a marshland is access. Typically contractors have to construct temporary roads to safely reach work areas. This requirement is costly, especially in the case of an environmental remediation project where all materials have to be removed and disposed of as hazardous waste. Building temporary roads also negatively impacts the sensitive wetland environment and its inhabitants. There are other options that can save time and money, while greatly reducing the negative impact on both aquatic plant and animal species.