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Recofloor sets new vinyl flooring collection record

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Feb. 1, 2016)

In 2015, Recofloor, founded by leading flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor to divert vinyl flooring from landfill, collected 508 tonnes of material for recycling into flooring or other products. It’s a new annual collection record for the national vinyl flooring recycling scheme, which has 650-plus members throughout the UK and ...

Building a culture of safety at construction companies

by The Compliance Center (ICC)  (Mar. 1, 2010)

Multi-tasking has evolved from a talent to a necessity to maintain the pace of everyday productivity. Whether an employee is talking on a cell phone while working or not wearing his/her personal protective equipment, many workers have placed themselves and other at needless risk to save time or be more comfortable. The bottom line is that the ...

CDM Regulations - what next for construction health and safety?

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Jan. 20, 2014)

A major  overhaul of the CDM regulations is anticipated in  2014, but it is unlikely that it will come into force before April 2015.  The HSE are planning to hold a three month industry consultation period in 2014, with the following changes expected to be included. Removal of the CDM Co-ordinator role and bringing the functions ...

1 in 4 construction sites fail safety inspections

by HSE  (Apr. 5, 2010)

Nearly one in four of the construction sites visited by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) during March failed safety checks. Inspectors from HSE carried out checks at 2014 construction sites across Great Britain as part of an intensive inspection campaign aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain's most dangerous industries. ...

The National Safety Stand-down: Preventing Falls in Construction

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jun. 9, 2014)

Last week over one million workers and 25,000 businesses took part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This was a voluntary event that encouraged employers across the country to speak with their employees about fall hazards and fall prevention measures. Falls are the leading cause of death in the ...

Safety Insider now offering construction safety courses in Spanish!

by www.safetyinsider.com  (Dec. 6, 2006)

Safety Insider now offering construction safety courses in Spanish! Aprendalo en Espanol! Spanish- OSHA 10 Hour for Construction Spanish- Concrete and Masonry Spanish- Cranes and Rigging Spanish- Electrical Safety Spanish- Excavations Spanish- Fall Protection Spanish- Fire Protection Spanish- General Safety & Health ...

Government minister sees construction workers doing their bit for safety

by HSE  (Mar. 30, 2010)

The Government's health and safety minister saw first hand (26 March) how an Essex construction firm is improving safety on site by getting employees to play their part. Lord McKenzie, accompanied by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board Member Robin Dalhberg, visited construction workers and contractors for Higgins Construction at the Swan ...

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 ...

OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that nominations are being accepted for eight new members to serve on the 15-member Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the ...

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

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Apr. 24, 2013)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health May 23-24, 2013, in Washington, D.C. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the secretary of labor and assistant secretary ...

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