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Safety Campaign Launching For Underground Utilities

by Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)  (Feb. 16, 2015)

Follow utility excavation best practices to help save lives and avoid property damage. That’s an underlying message of a new utility excavation safety awareness and education campaign.   The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) initiated the campaign as an industrywide collaborative effort to: Promote best practices ...

Why the dust can’t settle on the UK’s construction industry

by Casella  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Following unscheduled spot checks by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of last year, there is a powerful wind of change blowing across UK construction sites. So what is the reason for these visits? To examine the measures being taken to protect the long term health of construction workers with the aim of bringing these standards ...

Casella to unveil next generation noise monitor at the Health and Safety Event 2015

by Casella  (Jan. 28, 2015)

Casella is to unveil the latest generation of noise monitoring equipment at the Health and Safety Event 2015, 24-26 March at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors to Casella’s stand (F36) will ...

Inspection finds Basic Marine again exposes workers to dangerous hazards Escanaba, Michigan, shipyard receives $243K in fines, 18 safety violations

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Feb. 23, 2015)

Once again, workers were exposed to dangerous amputation hazards* while operating press brakes, which cut large metal pieces weighing up to 450 tons, because safety mechanisms were not in ...

OSHA forms alliance with the Associated General Contractors of America to keep San Antonio construction workers safe

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jan. 26, 2015)

Participants: Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Associated General Contractors of America, San Antonio Chapter Background: In an effort to protect construction workers in San Antonio, Texas, OSHA and AGC signed an alliance to provide safety and health training to their members. AGC dedicates its staff to promote safety and ...

Teenager`s on-the-job training results in severe injury after fall at local construction site

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jan. 26, 2015)

A chance to get on-the-job training in construction turned tragic when a Delaware high school student suffered a severe head injury after a one-story fall off an unguarded balcony at a local construction site. In July 2014, the young man was hurt while removing construction debris from an unguarded balcony at a new, multifamily construction site ...

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 ...

Eaton’s New Line of Modular Ferrule Fuse Blocks Provide Mounting Versatility, Reduced Assembly Time and Enhanced Safety

by Eaton Corporation  (Jan. 28, 2015)

Power management company Eaton recently announced the introduction of its new modular ferrule fuse block products designed for Class CC, 10x38 millimeter (mm) supplemental, photovoltaic and Class H(K), J and R fuses. Featuring the latest snap-together design, this Bussmann series portfolio provides tool-less assembly of multiple pole blocks at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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