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Keeping workers safe is the most important part of any construction project. CEG is committed to giving you the latest health and safety developments from OSHA, MSHA, the National Safety Council and beyond.



Arcosa Shoring Products Unveils Remote Trench Safety Training Program, Online Registration Portal

Arcosa Shoring Products — a large manufacturer of trench safety equipment—is now providing critical trench safety training for all national and Canadian excavation construction personnel remotely via Zoom....


Common Ground Alliance, Gold Shovel Association to Explore Establishment of New CGA Arm

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the national nonprofit trade association dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, and the Gold Shovel Association (GSA), a nonprofit association focused on continuously improving safety by providing meaningful damage prevention certifications and standardized performance metrics, announced they will explore establishing a new arm of CGA that will integrate GSA into the organization in a continued and combined effort to reduce damages to critical underground infrastructure and protect those who work and live near these important assets....


Leica Geosystems Announces Substantial Safety Awareness Solution Enhancements

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced substantial enhancements to its modular safety awareness solutions: the Leica iCON PA10 and PA80 for construction sites. After initially concentrating on pedestrians, the enhancements now include collision avoidance in hazardous conditions involving sensor-enabled machines, objects and restriction zones....


Florida Department of Transportation One of Seven Winners of 2021 National Roadway Safety Award

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received a 2021 National Roadway Safety Award for the successful use of advanced technologies to improve safety in arterial roadway work zones, demonstrably slowing down drivers and improving driver behavior....


VIDEO: 360 USA Introduces Reflective Safety Harness With ANSI/IESA 107-2020 Type O Class 1 Compliance

360 USA, a southern California-based supplier of high-visibility garments for work and play, announced its new reflective safety harness that is ANSI/ISEA 2020 Type 0 Class 1 compliant. On display at the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, this fully adjustable harness builds upon 360 USA's success with selling reflective running harnesses and takes it to a whole new level....


Contractors from Virginia, Louisiana, Illinois Receive 2021 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Awards

Transportation construction companies from three states were recognized for their outstanding employee safety programs during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) Annual Convention, held in Pinehurst, N.C....


PennDOT Teams with Builders, PA Turnpike, to Launch Safety Campaign

Pennsylvania's highway construction industry began partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for a safety stand-down on Sept. 15. The event, dubbed "Safer Together," asked for both the transportation construction industry and the motoring public to focus on work zone safety to prevent jobsite accidents....


American Concrete Pumping Association Releases New Safety Materials

The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) has released new and updated safety materials to fulfill its ongoing mission of promoting safe concrete pumping practices. The first item, Safety Bulletin: Use of Lay Flat Hose, identifies and illustrates the handling guidelines for using lay-flat hoses on the job....


Atlanta Area Mobile COVID-19 Unit Helps Vaccinate Construction Site Crews

A mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit in DeKalb County, Ga., was established this summer to visit businesses, work sites, churches or anywhere else that groups of people wanted to get the shots. A metro Atlanta construction company was among those utilizing the mobile service earlier in August, in the process making it easier for its employees to get the vaccine....


Focusing On Hazard Communication Standards

The Department of Labor's focus for the second half of 2021 will be on a laundry list of regulations that could directly impact contractors in the construction industry. Feeling the effects of a federal agenda that includes 26 OSHA regulations, the business of construction may look a lot different by next year....







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