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Unfinished nuclear plants raise safety doubts

by Climate News Network  (Apr. 13, 2015)

The future of the world’s biggest nuclear reactor, under construction at Flamanville in northern France, is now in doubt after a serious flaw was found in its steel pressure vessel. Examination has shown that the steel contains too much carbon, which can weaken the vessel’s structure and breaches safety rules. The Chinese, who have ...

ASTM and ICC Support Sustainable Building Codes and Standards in the Gulf

by ASTM International  (Apr. 16, 2015)

ASTM International is partnering with the International Code Council to support the use of codes and standards in sustainable construction in the Middle East. The partnership is a component of the Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project and is funded in part through the Market Development Cooperator Program at the U.S. Department ...

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 ...

Eaton’s Extensive Line of Space-Saver Connectors Provide Safety and Cost Savings for Commercial Construction Applications

by Eaton Corporation  (Mar. 24, 2015)

Power management company Eaton has recently introduced its Crouse-Hinds series of patented Space-Saver Connectors that are used to join EMT, armored, metal clad, flexible metallic conduit or liquidtight cable to knockouts in a box or enclosure. Available in set screw and compression formats, these EMT fittings are available with male threads on ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 2, 2015)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health March 31-April 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will consider a draft proposal to revise OSHA's crane operator qualification requirement in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction ...

Eaton Receives Second Contract to Support Electrical System Construction as Panama Canal Expansion Continues

by Eaton Corporation  (Apr. 7, 2015)

Power management company Eaton today announced it was awarded an additional $5.2 million contract to provide critical electrical installation services for the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Eaton’s contract was awarded by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA (GUPC), the contractor responsible for the design and construction of the third set of ...

Eaton Helping Power Generation Customers Enhance Reliability, Efficiency and Safety at Electric Power 2015 Conference and Exhibition

by Eaton Corporation  (Apr. 14, 2015)

Power management company Eaton will highlight its industry-leading products and services designed to help customers meet the challenging demands of today’s electrical grid at the 2015 Electric Power Conference and Exhibition in Rosemont, Illinois. From April 21 through ...

Eaton Mobile Tour Brings Interactive, Hands-On Safety Training Directly to Electrical Contractors

by Eaton Corporation  (Mar. 27, 2015)

Power management company Eaton is taking a 40-foot, fully interactive trailer on a nationwide tour of major industrial centers to meet increasing demand for electrical safety training. The trailer, which is filled with a comprehensive array of end-to-end electrical systems, will provide training for electrical contractors who work in harsh and ...

Safety Campaign Launching For Underground Utilities

by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  (Feb. 16, 2015)

Follow utility excavation best practices to help save lives and avoid property damage. That’s an underlying message of a new utility excavation safety awareness and education campaign.   The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) initiated the campaign as an industrywide collaborative effort to: Promote best practices ...

Florida-based contractor exposes its workers to 200-foot falls and silica dust at two work sites; OSHA cites company for serious safety and health hazards

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 27, 2015)

Employer name: Maxim Construction Group Corp. of Hallandale Beach, Florida. Inspection sites: 230 174th Street Sunny Isles Beach, Florida ...

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