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Learn More about Trenching and Excavation (webinar)

Learn More about Trenching and Excavation (webinar)

OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives.

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Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule: U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Report Addresses Implementation Effectiveness

Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule: U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Report Addresses Implementation Effectiveness

From JDSupra. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a September 9th report titled: EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“Report”)

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Pittsburgh group aims to reduce lead exposure through demolition procedures

Pittsburgh group aims to reduce lead exposure through demolition procedures

From Construction & Demolition Recylcing. A new group in Pittsburgh is taking action to reduce children’s exposure to lead in the region through demolition activity. 

The Lead-Safe Demolition Working Group, formed by the Institute of Politics at the University of Pittsburgh, recently proposed an ordinance with instructions on best demolition practices to reduce lead exposure, including wetting down a structure before, during and after demolition to control dust spreading, according to the Post-Gazette.

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NSC releases OSHA's Top 10 safety violations for FY19

NSC releases OSHA's Top 10 safety violations for FY19

From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The National Safety Council (NSC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019.

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U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Assistance Outreach

U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Assistance Outreach

In the coming weeks, the Department will host more than 100 compliance assistance events around the country, including in-person trainings, and webinars, and to promote greater understanding of federal labor laws by workers and job creators. Click through to find outreach events near you.

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So many questions...The report that echoed around the world

So many questions...The report that echoed around the world

From Demolition News. It is less than a week since we published our preliminary report on the catastrophic scaffold collapse in Reading, and already the article has become our most-read and most-shared story of the past 12 months. Even though it was written to address a British incident and a British issue, we have been genuinely amazed to see the story spread across the demolition world. At last count, it had been read in an astonishing 61 countries.

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Beryllium backtrack?

Beryllium backtrack?

From Politico.com OSHA could be backing off from its earlier proposal to eliminate certain protections for workers exposed to the lightweight metal beryllium in the shipyard and construction industries. 

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NDA to honor Mike's legacy

NDA to honor Mike's legacy

From Demolition & Recycling International. The US National Demolition Association (NDA) has introduced the Mike Casbon Safety Award and will present it for the first time at its annual convention in Austin, Texas, next year.

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New Episode! Demolition NOW

New Episode! Demolition NOW

On this episode, NDA’s Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, speaks with Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and his staff about the new drug and alcohol clearinghouse and what employers need to know.  Later, Kevin will speak with Jim Graham of Winter Environmental about the upcoming World Demolition Summit and update you on the latest legislative and regulatory developments.

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Study finds staggering suicide rate for construction workers

Study finds staggering suicide rate for construction workers

From daytondailynews.com. According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more male construction workers take their lives than any other industry.

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