Carnie Cap 2010November 2010
The Carnie Cap impalement protection system allows you to use only two or three rebar caps per each 8-foot section, and holds 2x4 lumber in place above the protruding rebar for excellent impalement protection. The system works well because at impact, the rebar is absorbed directly into the lumber rather than deflected off to the side where impalement can still occur.
This innovative product was invented by a safety director nicknamed “Carnie,” working for a large construction company. Visiting jobsites to perform safety audits, Carnie continually received complaints from project supervisors about the standard rebar caps; Carnie and several project managers came up with a different solution; they hit on the idea to create something to hold the lumber suspended above the rebar, and knew they were onto something workable.
Now, by January of 2011, the Carnie Cap will have a new twist. We are going GREEN! No, we haven’t changed from our recognizable bright yellow color. We have found a way to make our products biodegradable. With a special additive, the Carnie Caps we produce will begin to biodegrade as soon as they hit a landfill. There will be no change in the intrinsic viscosity of the Carnie Caps and the caps will still be reusable up to 2 years in the field, but discarded Carnie Caps will biodegrade in 1 to 5 years!
USA made, and biodegradable too! ■
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