The Integrated Approach at Sandy Hook School: Designing for Security and Socio-Emotional Learning
The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 inserted school security into the daily conversation of people both within and outside of the professional...
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.
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.