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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 ...

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 ...

Construction at 2 MW Food Waste to Energy Recycling Plant complete

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 15, 2014)

The newly built 45,000 tonne per year facility is now being commissioned, with the first electricity generation from food waste expected at the end of July. Tamar explained that it is working with waste management parties to secure feedstock for the facility. The facility is expected to generate 2 MW of renewable energy from waste as well as ...

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 Department of Labor`s OSHA cites 8 employers for safety violations following death of worker who fell 29 feet at Texas construction site

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 14, 2014)

The Underwood Group Inc., along with seven subcontractors, was cited for safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to provide workers with required fall protection equipment. As a result, a worker fell 29 feet to his death at a condominium construction site in Canyon Lake. The ...

Publication of Implementing Geological Disposal White Paper 2014

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 24, 2014)

I am today publishing a White Paper on implementing geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste. The White Paper – Implementing Geological Disposal - follows a public consultation that my department carried out during 2013 on potential amendments to the existing siting process established in 2008 ...

Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

US Department of Labor`s OSHA cites R.E. Arnold Construction and Suntree Technologies for willful, serious safety violations following worker injury

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 9, 2014)

An employee of R.E. Arnold Construction Inc. was trapped when the wall of an excavation he was working in collapsed around him. The incident occurred as the employee removed dirt from a storm filtration system at the company's work site, and the local fire and rescue team had to remove the employee, who left the scene in critical condition. As a ...

Burgos Construction Corp. cited for serious safety violations following US Department of Labor OSHA inspection; more than $200,000 in proposed fines

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 3, 2014)

Burgos Construction Corp. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for four willful, one repeat and two serious safety violations after OSHA inspectors observed employees performing residential construction without using a fall protection system at four work sites in Lithia, Tampa, Riverview ...

OSHA extends enforcement effort in Billings, Montana, following hailstorm, asks employers to protect roofing and construction workers against falls

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 22, 2014)

Following a major hailstorm on May 18 and a resulting increase in construction, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending enforcement activity and asks for Billings-area employers, workers and consumers to protect roofing and construction workers against fall hazards. The Weekend Work Initiative aims ...

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