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University of Texas Professor Will Enhance Highway Asphalt

Mena Souliman, associate professor and the Ronald D. Brazzel Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering of The University of Texas at Tyler, has received a nearly $600,000 Texas Department of Transportation grant to enhance the asphalt currently being used in highway/road resurfacing projects for improved wet-weather driving....


Texas Project With More Than 130 Mi. of Cable Barrier Pays Off

A recent review of four TxDOT districts shows the success of more than 130 mi. of new cable barriers. The cable barriers were installed in Lufkin, Pharr, Waco and Fort Worth using part of the $600 million Road To Zero funds allocated by the Texas Transportation Commission in 2019....


OSHA Responds to Alarming Number of Trenching Deaths

After charting an alarming 22 trenching deaths the first half of this year, OSHA has made trench safety a national emphasis on inspections. In July, the agency announced it was launching enhanced enforcement initiatives with a goal of protecting workers from known hazards....


Leica Geosystems Launches New Safety Awareness Module

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced the launch of the new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX. The integration of Leica Geosystems' safety awareness solutions with ConX increases safety on construction sites by collecting and visualising data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response and provides better insights....


ASME B30.5 Standard Sets Requirements for Mobile Crane Rigger Qualification

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has released an updated standard on mobile and locomotive cranes that includes a clear definition of the role a qualified rigger plays in a lifting operation....


New CDL Rule Causes Concerns

At the heart of the entry-level driver training rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is ensuring that first-time commercial drivers are regulated. The rule, which was kicked down the road for several years, went into effect early in 2022....


Safety Culture in Workplace: How Generational Differences Present Challenges, Opportunities

How do you create an effective safety culture in the workplace when you have an employee base that is so diverse?It's an important question for equipment manufacturers to ask and answer, and the latter can't really be accomplished without a better understanding of what "culture" refers to and how it impacts organizational goals and priorities....


Caltrans' Safe System Will Protect Construction Workers

Building on its longstanding commitment to safety, Caltrans is unveiling a new Director's Policy on Road Safety, which commits the department to the Safe System approach and reaffirms the vision of reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries on state highways by 2050....


Understanding OSHA's Compliance Directive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new compliance directive, CPL 02-01-063 for cranes and derricks. This directive replaces the 2014 compliance directive CPL 02-01-057 and addresses the changes in the crane rule that OSHA made in 2018....


JLG Supports National Safety Month

JLG Industries Inc. supports National Safety Month in June with new job site safety information on its #DirectAccess blog. Hosted by the National Safety Council (NSC), this year's National Safety Month focuses on four key themes: 1) Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2) Workplace Impairment, 3) Injury Prevention and 4) Slips, Trips and Falls....






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