Sunday, November 17, 2019

Safety

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

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.

EPA proposes construction site regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on its proposed guidelines to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites. The proposal would require all construction sites to implement erosion and sediment control best management practices to reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges. In addition, for certain large sites located in areas of the country with high rainfall intensity and soils with a high clay content, stormwater discharges from a construction site would be required to meet a numeric limit on the allowable level of turbidity.
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