Talking Asphalt: Burns become personal – March 2015


By Kendal Butler
Asphalt Institute Media and Publications Manager

In 2013 I began researching a project for work that seemed pretty straight forward and definitely technical.

The Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) committee of the Asphalt Institute (AI) tasked our team with developing posters and a wallet card on steps for first-aid treatment when workers experience an asphalt burn. Tracie Schlich and I worked closely with Dr. Earl Arp and the HSE committee and various task group members to design and produce three posters and a handy 2.25″x3.25″ plastic card. (more…)

Lab Corner: A moment of madness – Spring 2015


By Mike Anderson, P.E.

It seems that spring is just around the corner and a young man’s thoughts turn to…well, I don’t really know what they turn to seeing that I am no longer a young man. My thoughts usually turn to basketball tournaments. Taking a page, almost literally, from “The Final Four of Everything,” I told my wife that I thought it would be cool to do a tournament bracket based on asphalt technology. Quoting from a favorite sitcom, she said it was cute when I used words like “cool” wrong.