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New Environmental Rules for Polar Shipping established

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 18, 2015)

Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. These regulatory changes are part of the environmental International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated amendments to MARPOL (the International ...

International Noise Awareness Day – Here’s 5 Facts About Noise

by Cirrus Research plc  (Apr. 29, 2015)

Wednesday 29th April 2015 is International Noise Awareness Day. A day when people, organisations and governments around the world raise awareness of unwanted noise that can affect your health. To commemorate this day, here’s 5 noise facts. 1. The Definition of Noise is “Unwanted Sound” Technically, there is actually no ...

It`s spring: Safety first, says AEM, as it supports national construction safety initiatives

by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  (May 5, 2015)

Safety is a priority focus for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its member companies: AEM supports and encourages industry participation in safety awareness outreach, including three events during the beginning of May: National Safety Stand-down (fall protection) - May 4 – 15 ...

Record numbers of construction workers expected to get prevention message in 2015 National Fall Safety Stand-Down

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (May 4, 2015)

Today is a day like any other. The sun rose. People went to work to build our homes, our businesses and our bridges. By day's end, not all of them will go home. Each year, hundreds of workers die and thousands more suffer serious injuries because they fell and lacked the right safety equipment or knowledge to prevent it. For constructions workers, ...

Safety inspection finds 9 contractors at Doral, Florida, luxury construction site ignore dangerous falls and other hazards, put workers at risk

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (May 18, 2015)

If you're a construction company owner and routinely choose to ignore worker safety, you may want to think twice about putting your employees in danger of falls and other serious safety risks. Nine contractors at the newly constructed Oasis Park Square residential development in Doral learned a hard lesson when U.S. Department of Labor ...

Third-Party Construction Supervision of Photovoltaic Power Plants in Japan

by K&S Ingenieurpartnerschaft Krug & Schram  (May 6, 2015)

Most of technical challenges can be avoided with professional construction supervision by a reliable independent third-party engineering company. This monitoring generally will be done throughout the installation and commissioning of a photovoltaic power plant.  The planning and installation of a free-field photovoltaic power plant is ...

Safety Quotes: Getting the Point Across – Sponsor Post

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 7, 2015)

Today’s management teams face unprecedented challenges in the area of maintaining a safe work environment. In addition to the obvious need for creating an environment of health, safety and wellness, OSHA requirements and possible repercussions for neglecting them are more stringent than ever. Management teams are handling this heightened ...

Record snowfall highlights why fall safety is a year-round concern

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (May 15, 2015)

After record-setting snowfall last winter, New Hampshire residents scrambled to get heavy snow off their roofs to avoid damage. At the same time, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found contractors who ignored hazards and had employees remove snow from roofs without using required fall protection. ...

Workers at a Houston construction site exposed to excavation hazards SER Construction Partners fined $79,900 for three safety violations

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Employer name: SER Construction Partners Ltd. Site: Houston, Texas Date initiated: OSHA's Houston North Area Office began the investigation in January under the National Emphasis Program on Trenching and ...

Confined spaces rule could protect nearly 800 construction workers a year from serious injuries and reduce life-threatening hazards

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (May 1, 2015)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule* to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. Manholes, crawl spaces, tanks and other confined spaces are not ...

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