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ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard now available

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Aug. 1, 2014)

The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Association’s online bookstore. Set in motion some eight years ago when NGWA first initiated efforts to become an American National Standards Institute-accredited standards developer, ANSI/NGWA-01-14 sets a baseline of expectations for ...

New, updated AEM safety manuals outline directional drilling best practices

by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  (Jul. 28, 2014)

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated its Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect the latest industry best practices for drilling safely. Keyholing and cross boring are prominently featured in the safety procedures for underground utility damage ...

Webinar: 5 Essential Steps for Managing Safety to Win Contracts in Construction

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

Demonstrating that you have comprehensive commitment to safety isn’t just a nice to have in the construction business, it’s imperative. More and more construction projects are actually requiring contractors to show that they have a safety management system in place to protect workers, ensure compliance and reduce risk. Without it, you ...

AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

by Associated Press  (Aug. 25, 2014)

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults. Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon's lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, ...

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 ...

US Labor Department`s OSHA and the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association to host safety and health fair Aug. 16, 2014, in Chamblee, Georgia

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Aug. 5, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association are sponsoring a construction safety and health fair for construction workers and their families on Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 5 p.m. EDT at Lowe's Home Center, 4950 ...

Bureau Veritas partners with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) & reinforces its presence in the green building certification market

by Bureau Veritas Certification North America  (Jul. 31, 2014)

The Green Building Certification Institute, the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, and Bureau Veritas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the LEED program. LEED is the world’s foremost program for the certification of design, construction, maintenance and operations ...

Eaton Helps Achieve Code Compliance with Safe and Compact Circuit Protection Products Tailored for Construction Applications

by Eaton Corporation  (Aug. 19, 2014)

Power management company Eaton is helping enhance safety and effectively manage energy consumption for construction applications with the introduction of its latest circuit protection products. The portfolio of compact, end-to-end solutions from Eaton’s Bussmann business focuses on helping achieve code compliance such as selective ...

OSHA renews alliance with Associated Builders and Contractors, Pelican Chapter, to promote worker safety in Louisiana

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Protecting workers from construction hazards is the goal of a renewed alliance agreement between the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Pelican Chapter in Baton Rouge. The goals of the alliance will continue to be achieved through sharing information and guidance, ...

OSHA cites Gonzalez Stucco & Stone for serious safety hazards; more than $54,000 in fines proposed

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Based in Auburn, Gonzalez Stucco & Stone LLC has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for four repeat and one serious safety violation following an inspection at a residential construction site at 283 Bentley Court. The agency initiated the June 2014 inspection as part of its National ...

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