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News about safety in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries including safety devices, initiatives, product announcements and more.

Washington OSHA Pursues New Reinforcing Steel Safety Standards

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (DOSH) confirmed a decision to pursue new reinforcing steel and post-tensioning standards proposed by the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers.

OSHA Provides Compliance Assistance Resources to Protect Workers from Falls

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a collection of compliance assistance resources to address falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry.

Safety, Project Management, Legal Issues at Forefront of ARTBA Professional Development Week

Safety training, project management fundamentals, and legal and regulatory “hot topics” form the core of a new professional development program for transportation design and construction professionals hosted June 4-6 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Foundation.

Safety by design

Maser Consulting develops safety training and communication programs specifically for its field activities. By Lisa DeBenedetto with Maraliese Beveridge According to the Occupational Safety and Health...

OSHA updates trenching and excavation safety program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.

AECOM-ARTBA partnership enhances transportation site safety

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced a formal partnership with AECOM aimed at strengthening the leading global infrastructure firm’s position in the design, construction and management of safer transportation infrastructure projects.

ARTBA Foundation’s safety certification program earns ANSI accreditation

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s certification program to test and recognize an individual’s knowledge of the core competencies needed to recognize and mitigate safety hazards on transportation project sites has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 international standard.

1615.1.3 Design spectral response acceleration parameters

Within the International Code Council's 2003 IBC, the five-percent damped design spectral response accelerations at short periods, SDS, and at 1-second period, SD1, are used to determine the seismic design base shear.

Blast-resistant design for buildings

The 1995 attack on the Oklahoma City Murrah Building served as a major impetus to raise government interest in blast protection for facilities in the United States. In response, the federal Interagency Security Committee (ISC) addressed the issue promptly by developing a blast-resistance standard outlining new criteria for design. Subsequently, the horrific structural collapses of Sept. 11, 2001, refocused attention and emphasis on design for extraordinary loads.

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