The Halo Light provides our workers with a level of assurance that the traveling public can clearly see them, even in adverse weather conditions and low-light environments.
- Dwayne, Senior EH&S Manager, Odebrecht
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Workers wearing The Halo Light can see hazards all around them and have far better ability to control the quality of their workmanship with less potential for the necessity of re-work.
- Don Rogers, Senior VP & Chief Safety Officer, RQ Construction
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We have had equipment operators make statements that the workers on foot are a lot easier to see now.
- Rex Roberts, EHS Manager, Hubbard Construction
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Odebrecht - State Road 836 Interchange project - Miami, FL, USA

The Halo to Become Part of Odebrecht's Safety Protocol After Successful Deployment

The Halo Light to Become Part of Odebrecht's
Safety Protocol After Successful Deployment
Location: Miami, Florida, USA

THE HALO LIGHT PROVIDES OUR WORKERS WITH A LEVEL OF ASSURANCE THAT THE TRAVELING PUBLIC CAN CLEARLY SEE THEM, EVEN IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LOW-LIGHT ENVIRONMENTS.

— Dwayne —
Senior EH&S Manager, Transportation Sector

Project: The State Road (SR) 836 Interchange project is a design-build project for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX). SR 836 is one of the primary routes into and out of downtown Miami. The Odebrecht USA-managed project includes the addition of continuous eastbound and westbound lanes, a collector-distributor road, and extensive infrastructure modifications.

Conditions: Odebrecht estimates that 200,000 vehicles per day travel within the project limits. Work is done every night and may involve the closure of freeway lanes, streets, major intersections, and on-ramps. Civilian traffic speeds by the project, sometimes uncomfortably close to workers, with the majority of cars traveling in excess of 60 mph. Equipment operates within the project and 20-30 trucks move in and out of the work zone, doing constant turn-arounds all night long. Although Odebrecht uses all required temporary lighting and light towers, there are still many zones of darkness that can make it difficult to identify workers on foot among the many moving parts.

How The Halo Light Was Used: Workers at the Odebrecht project use The Halo Light as PPE when performing a variety of tasks. Flaggers wear it while working on live roadways, directing traffic around shut down intersections. The unique 360 degree illumination provided by the Halo Light helps signal that a flagger is present and drivers need to be alert. 
Members of the project’s Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) team, who reroute traffic for any street or freeway closures, must regularly get in and out of vehicles to load and unload cones and signaling devices. Because their work places them particularly close to moving traffic, it is imperative that they are seen, and they rely on the Halo Light for assistance. 
Within the work zone, spotters on foot use the Halo Light when directing moving equipment. The light from the Halo makes it easier for equipment operators to see their spotters and reduces the likelihood that a spotter will rely on the truck’s brake lights to illuminate their hand signals.

Results: Odebrecht found the additional lighting provided by the Halo Light made their employees feel safer. Workers wearing the Halo Light drew more attention from passing drivers’ while also making operators and truck drivers more aware of crew on foot within the work zone. After an initial trial of 4 units, the Halo Light was so well-received that it spread to all of their road projects. Odebrecht USA is now in the process of making the Halo Light a part of the standard safety protocol for all transportation projects.

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RQ Construction - DoD Naval Amphibious Base Coronado - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA

Fewer Change Orders, Increased Worker Visibility at DoD Facility Construction

Fewer Change Orders, Increased Worker
Visibility at DoD Facility Construction
Location: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA

THE TRADESMEN WHO HAVE SEEN THE HALO LIGHT WORK ALL WANT ONE – IT APPEARS THAT THE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS ARE SOMEWHAT ENDLESS!

— Don —
Senior Vice President & Chief Safety Officer

Project: RQ Construction renovated three barracks at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The work includes repair and repainting of wall and ceiling finishes, replacement of floor finishes, restroom casework, windows, wall-mounted packaged terminal air conditioning units, bathroom fixtures, oil stabilization, seismic upgrades and structural repairs.

Conditions: This project is primarily smaller commercial building structures. The most common use for personal and mobile lighting is work inside of the buildings while under construction. There are also low light environments outside and around the buildings. The safety team at RQ recognized a real need for a bright LED headlamp like The Halo Light.

How The Halo Light Was Used: Workers used The Halo Light LED headlamps while doing everything from carpentry, to tile work, to dry wall taping. These headlamps provided a personal, hard hat light solution that increased task lighting compared to the camping lights and task lights normally used.

Results: RQ Construction benefited from fewer change orders, a safer work area, and increased worker visibility. Workers using The Halo Light LED headlamp were able to see hazards all around them and had far better ability to control the quality of their workmanship, resulting in less rework. The ability to get above ceilings and see well in enclosed or confined spaces, to control precision work, and to perform and inspect work without fumbling with a low output light enhanced the safety and quality of their jobsite. Many tradespeople who had the opportunity to try the system while on site now want one for themselves saying it was the best headlamp they had used.

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Granite Construction - I90 Snoqualmie Pass - Snoqualmie, Washington, USA

Granite Employees Feel Safer Wearing The Halo Light

Granite Employees Feel Safer
Wearing The Halo Light
Location: Snoqualmie, Washington, USA

THE HALO LIGHT ILLUMINATES BETTER THAN ANY LIGHT I'VE USED. IT’S LIKE A GUARDIAN ANGEL, MAN!

— Keith —
Laborer

Project:

Granite Construction was awarded the resurfacing and repaving project on I-90 a few miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. This stretch of road endures some of the harshest wear conditions of any Washington state roadway due to extreme temperature fluctuations and heavy truck traffic. A unique part of this project is that the east- and west-bound lanes were resurfaced using different paving techniques so WSDOT could study conditions over the next few years and determine the best system to use going forward.

Conditions:

This project is a nighttime to early-morning open road cracking, grinding, and repaving of a major interstate highway at the top of a mountain pass. Heavy equipment moves slowly down the single closed lane while dump trucks cycle back and forth from the asphalt plant. The trucks enter the lane in-between cones directly from the moving lane of traffic. Light stands are used on the main paving machine and there are light towers at the very beginning of the lane closure. The highway itself has no lighting and there is no ambient lighting, making this an extremely dark and dangerous environment and requiring the best and brightest hard hat light solutions. This jobsite presents a real need for workers to be able to both see and be seen while they work around moving equipment, with the motoring public moving past at 60 mph just a few feet away.

How The Halo Light Was Used:

Almost every job type used The Halo Light at some time, including personnel directing and running the dump trucks, density checkers, QC inspectors, and the prep cleaning crew. Different workers used different light modes depending on their specific tasks. The equipment director used the hard hat light Task and Halo modes, and the density checker most often used HI-Alert, while the QC and prep cleaning crews primarily used Task mode.

Results:

Granite was looking for the best hard hat lights for its workers. After the first field trial, ILLUMAGEAR was invited back for a second. Workers were able to see their task areas better and said they felt safer by being more visible to both the heavy equipment operators and civilian traffic. Granite placed an order for units based on the results of the field tests and intends to make a wider evaluation of The Halo Light on the project.

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Ramming Companies - Safety Risk Assessment Study - Austin, Texas, USA

Ramming Companies Observes 92% Risk Reduction in Employee Visibility

Ramming Companies Observes 92%
Risk Reduction in Employee Visibility
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

RAMMING SAW A 92% RISK REDUCTION IN EMPLOYEE VISIBILITY WHILE USING THE HALO LIGHT AND ANTICIPATES A 70% OVERALL REDUCTION IN SAFETY RISK BY EMPLOYING THE HALO LIGHT AND ELECTRONIC BEACONS.

Introduction: Ramming Companies (now Austin Materials) is a subsidiary of Summit Materials employing over 500 people in Texas. Today, 30-40% of all work done by Ramming Companies is conducted at night, usually in high traffic areas. Ramming expects night work to increase in the future.

Situation: Ramming Companies meets all minimum standard safety requirements for night work zones across all its projects. Nevertheless, the company decided to take proactive steps to address identified problems and change company culture and behavior and, in 2014, formed a Safety Leadership Team for the purpose of jobsite risk assessment and mitigation. 
The Safety Leadership Team (SLT) recognized that work zone accidents were often occurring at night and that the severity of accidents could range from poor production to fatalities. Ramming and the SLT were motivated to take proactive steps to eliminate accidents. In creating a list of jobsite safety issues, two specific concerns were identified and prioritized: 1) truck drivers are confused about the correct entry/exit areas to the jobsite, and 2) employees, even with full reflective gear, are often not seen.

Research: Ramming conducted research during live night projects to assess visibility and lighting over a period of 8 months. Specifically, they focused on methods to assist trucks entering and exiting the work zone and to improve the overall visibility of nighttime employees. Using a risk assessment tool that measured frequency, likelihood, and severity, they established risk scores (from 0-125) for various safety concerns. At the start of the research project, risk scores included:

100 – lack of employee visibility
125 – driver confusion
125 – work zone speeding
30 – working next to live traffic
80 – public not paying attention to work zone

Ramming Companies’ study involved the introduction of two new technologies, electronic beacons to mark the work zone start and end and entry/exit points, and The Halo Light, to enhance the visibility of employees to both equipment operators and the general public.

THE HALO LIGHT SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED RISKS RELATED TO WORKER VISIBILITY, MAKING OUR WORKERS SAFER WHILE ALSO PROVIDING MORE LIGHT IN THEIR WORK AREA.

— Anthony —
Safety Coordinator

Results: After 8 months of study, the SLT again used the risk assessment tool. Risk scores at the end of the project were:

8 – lack of employee visibility (a 92% risk reduction)
4 – driver confusion (97% reduction)
24 – work zone speeding (81% reduction)
16 – working next to live traffic (47% reduction)
48 – public not paying attention to work zone (40% reduction)

Ramming Companies anticipates a 70% overall reduction in safety risk by employing The Halo Light and electronic road beacons. Specifically, the company concluded that The Halo Light significantly enhanced the visibility of its employees both to operators and the general public. The Halo Light was deemed to be easy to use, easy to spot at distance, long lasting, and rugged. Ramming sees benefits to implementing these solutions in other areas including quarries, hot mix plants, during unplanned work hours, and for impromptu traffic control. 
Ramming Companies now intends to implement The Halo Light company-wide.

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Top Canadian Contractor - Radio Tower Construction and Maintenance - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Wireless Tower Workers See Work Area Better

Project:

This construction company is in charge of one of the largest networks of First Responder Radio Communication systems in North America. They provide site acquisition, engineering, construction, tower installation and inside plant services. This network will serve as a critical link for the province's first responders. The company's wireless communications team is built of industry experts who are committed to delivering projects to their customers with a committed focus on safety and quality.

Conditions:

The job of building and maintaining the wireless communication towers is a hard one, and there are a lot of low light situations and electrical safety concerns on and around the towers. The towers are typically in remote locations and have no permanent lighting. Often the work is at night or early morning. Workers typically only have a camping headlamp on their hard hat or their vehicle's lighting system to aid them. Personnel regularly have inadequate light to see their work area and this creates real problems. The telecomm group had been searching for a better rechargeable hard hat lighting solution for field personnel for over two years.

How The Halo Light Was Used:

It was used by personnel working on the poles, on and around the streets, and while underneath trailers. The Halo Light illuminated the wearers to others while also providing enough light for them to see their surroundings.

Results:

Workers were able to see without electrical safety issues as they climbed poles and upgraded the electrical equipment. The field test has gone so well that the company has asked to extend the trial due to the overwhelming response in the field. Based on the success of this initial field trial deployment, The Halo Light followed with a second stage with more units to fully test out the system on a larger scale.

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Forbes Top 50 Contractor - Gravity-Based Offshore Drilling Construction - Newfoundland, Canada

Portability of the Halo an Advantage at North Atlantic Offshore Oil Project

Project:

Heavy oil fields are located more than 300 kilometers offshore Newfoundland, southeast of St. John's. The water depth is over 90 meters. Overall execution for the project included gravity-based structure (GBS) construction, utilities process module (UPM) transfer to topsides integration pier via heavy lift vessel, deep-water site GBS tow-out, and offshore installation. This project includes slip-form pours. Slip form construction is similar to most commercial building construction, but once the operation is completed and/or the roof is added, it creates a sealed environment. At the end of the project, you have a structure the size of a tall building floating in the open ocean that will withstand an Atlantic storm.

Conditions:

Due to the methods employed in slip-form construction, workers are regularly operating in new low-light, hazardous situations. During construction it can be difficult to light up certain areas as the forms increase in height. Floors may also have sealed rooms or compartments that are difficult to light. Portable lighting is key but, most often, the lighting solutions are task lights and temporary lighting. The Safety Director is doing everything he can to illuminate both the work area and his personnel. Workers are currently limited by cables and task lighting solutions for most of the workspaces outside the main pour zone.

How The Halo Light Was Used:

Field carpenters and laborers used The Halo Light portable LED lights while they were doing their work on the project, including the slip-form pours. The Halo Light was able to provide easy-to-use, ample, mobile, durable hard hat lighting in these difficult lighting environments.

Results:

The workers and Safety Director loved the abundant, portable light provided by our LED hard hat light, The Halo Light. After completing the trial, the Safety Director ordered more units for when they ramp back up in mid-2014.

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ENR Top 50 Contractor - Major Highway Connector Build - Grapevine, Texas, USA

The Halo Helps Mitigate Nighttime Road Safety Concerns

Project:

An ENR Top 50 Construction contractor is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to develop, design and build over $1 billion in improvements to a major highway connector. Using a design-build process, construction of the 8.4-mile initial phase of the ultimate 14.4-mile project will be expedited. Instead of 8-10 years, this project will be complete by 2014. It will take approximately 3.5 million man hours to complete the project.

Conditions:

Most of this project is occurring at night, so there are a wide variety of low light conditions on site and a number of night safety concerns. The Safety Director saw a real need on this job for a great hard hat lighting solution for traffic control personnel and field staff as traffic safety was a primary concern.

How The Halo Light Was Used:

Roadway personnel, carpenters, and laborers used The Halo Light while they were doing their work on the project. It provided additional lighting beyond what is normally on site provided by camping headlamps and lighting from trucks.

Results:

The Halo Light received strong, positive feedback. Workers were much more visible to others, and tasks were more easily accomplished. The Safety Director was seeking any traffic safety advantages he could to illuminate the work area and his personnel. The Halo Light was able to provide a better hard hat lighting solution that no other tool on the job could. He has now received delivery of first full deployment units and has become a vocal advocate inside the company and externally for The Halo Light.

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Other Deployments - across the US, Canada, and Australia

The Halo Light has been deployed by many contractors in different environments and under varied conditions around the world

Additionally, The Halo Light has been deployed by a number of major contractors seeking personal construction lighting solutions in different environments and under varied conditions around the world including:

  • ECC (Joint Venture with Granite & PCL): SR520 Project | Bellevue, Washington
  • Altus Traffic Management: Road Construction / Traffic Revision | Port Melbourne, Australia
  • Skanska: Road/Bridge Construction | Riverside, California
  • Oregon DOT: OR217 Repaving Project | Beaverton, Oregon
  • American Water: Facility Maintenance & Piping Construction/Support | Olivette, Missouri
  • Turner Construction: Viktoria Luxury High-Rise Project | Seattle, Washington
  • ENR Top 10: Honolulu Rail Transit | Waiphau, Hawaii
  • R&L Brosamer: Road/Bridge Construction | Walnut Creek, California
  • Mowat Construction: Highway 16 Bridge Replacement | Tacoma, Washington
  • GLY: Roof Replacement | Redmond, Washington
  • Flatiron: Bay Bridge Project | Oakland, California
  • California Department of Transportation | Yuba City, California
  • Mowat Construction: SR520 Replacement Bridge | Woodinville, Washington
  • The Walsh Group: Commercial High Rise | Chicago, Illinois
  • ENR Top 10 - Bridge & Marine: Highway Pontoon Project | Tacoma, Washington
  • Alliant Energy: Power Facility Management & Coal Mining Support | Wisconsin / Iowa
  • ENR Top 10 - Power: Power Plant Construction & Maintenance | Denver, Colorado
  • Granite Construction: Highway 26 Repaving Project | Beaverton, Oregon

and hundreds of other projects across North America.

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