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A clean, healthy and safe human environment calls for strong policy today

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Jan. 21, 2015)

The Netherlands is still not fully prepared for the far-reaching chances in demography, climate, biodiversity and resource availability that may become reality over the coming decades. In order to achieve targets later, we need policy today. This cannot be done without a certain 'transition pain'. Director-General Maarten Hajer presented the Dutch ...

10 pitfalls to avoid when outsourcing construction and maintenance

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Dec. 22, 2014)

Gary Plant, Managing Director of Altius Vendor Assessment, shares the pitfalls you should avoid when assessing contractors – to ensure compliance and effective risk management. While many organisations have a firm grip on risk management within ...

Vallencourt Construction of Middleburg, Florida, cited for willful, serious safety hazards; $169K in fines proposed

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Dec. 11, 2014)

Vallencourt Construction Co. Inc. knowingly endangered employees at a residential construction site by allowing them to work in an unprotected excavation on Las Calinas Boulevard in St. Augustine. Following a June 2014 inspection, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Vallencourt for two willful and ...

Montana oil spill renews worry over safety of old pipelines

by Associated Press  (Jan. 21, 2015)

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Investigators and company officials on Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of the 40,000-gallon spill that contaminated downstream water supplies in the city of ...

Texas IAQ Professionals Help to Prevent Indoor Air Quality Issues during Construction

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Dec. 30, 2014)

Earlier this month, The Southeast Texas Record published an article about a new home builder being sued by a League City woman’s insurance company.  According to the article, the lawsuit claims that the builder’s negligence caused multiple water damage events that have totaled over $70,000.   Water damage can not only harm ...

AEM releases new Crane Safety Video, updated Crane Safety Manual

by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  (Dec. 4, 2014)

A new live-action Crane Safety Video and extensively revised Crane Safety Manual from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) provide machine operators with a well-rounded look at current industry best practices, including U.S. OSHA 1926:1400 crane ...

Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 22, 2014)

The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master contract to TSAY Professional Services Inc. of Ohkay Owingeh, N.M., a Native American/Tribally Owned small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The basic contract will have a maximum value of $15 ...

Safety Expert Brian Duffy Joins TerraTherm, Inc.

by TerraTherm, Inc.  (Dec. 10, 2014)

TerraTherm, Inc., a leading provider of environmental thermal remediation services and technologies, announces that highly respected health and safety expert Brian Duffy, CIH, CSP has joined the company as Corporate Safety & Compliance Manager. "TerraTherm is fortunate to have someone in this position with his experience, credentials and ...

M. Durrance Construction of Jacksonville, Florida, cited for willfully exposing workers to dangerous falls

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Dec. 18, 2014)

M. Durrance Construction Inc. of Jacksonville was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to dangerous falls during framing work at a residence on Hawthorn Way in Orange Park. The October 2014 inspection was initiated as part of ...

OSHA schedules meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and requests nominations for membership

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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Dec. 3-4, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Workgroups will meet Dec. 3 and the full committee will meet Dec. 4. ACCSH, established under the ...

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