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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 JA Siding Construction Services for repeat and serious safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Jose M. Hernandez Cruz, doing business as JA Siding Construction Services LLC, of Marietta, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three repeat and four serious safety violations. Citations were issued to the employer for exposing workers to falls and other hazards while employees were ...

New Safety Requirements Set for Keystone Pipeline

by Associated Press  (May 27, 2014)

Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project. The defects - high rates of bad welds, dented pipe and damaged pipeline coating - have been fixed. But ...

More than 1M workers expected to participate in National Fall Safety Stand-Down

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jun. 2, 2014)

Tens of thousands of employers and more than 1 million workers across the country are expected to join the Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week in safety stand-downs to focus on preventing fatalities from falls. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, with hundreds of workers dying each year and ...

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