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TxDOT Invests $3.6M for San Antonio Job to Improve Safety

One of San Antonio's busiest corridors is getting a multi-million dollar improvement to help keep pedestrians safe. In September, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) gave a press conference on the Northwest side with the steps being taken to protect people walking or biking to bus stops on Bandera Road....


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....


Caltrans' State Traffic Safety Plan Earns National Award

The Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation recently announced they have selected the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for its 2021 National Roadway Safety Award in recognition of California's 2020-2024 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)....


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....


Ensure Your Rigging Plan Covers Every Aspect of a Crane Lift

Ask any "old timer" what you need to be a good rigger and you'll probably get the answer "common sense," said veteran rigging instructor Dan Cashin. He maintains that common sense as it applies to the rigger is the ability to think a job through safely, efficiently and economically....


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....






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