A New Up-date Relating To Construction Site Safety

Riyad Hasan When unions cant compete, they turn to city pols to get an edge, and that seems to be whats driving a City Council bill adding a new mandate for construction workers. In the name of boosting safety, the bill would force workers to finish an apprenticeship program before working on buildings over nine stories tall. Yet unions run most of those programs so the bill would cost some non-union workers their jobs, and generally steer more work to union shops. Good for the non-union merit shop firms for fighting back. As The Posts Carl Campanile reported last week , the Associated Builders

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Have You Never Contemplated Hydraulic Cylinders?

Roundslings were used for these lifting operations. Derryl Godwin, site engineer at RSS, led LOLER examination and testing once the refurbished cranes were reinstalled in Swansea. He spent a day inspecting working parts, welds, wire rope and the hook, among other structural elements of the cranes. Godwin was among a five-strong team from the South Wales lifting equipment company that were involved in the project over a six-month period following an initial site visit to contribute to a safe system of work. The Port of Newport is a steel, metals, recycling, and renewable energy hub, while the

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A Peek Around Manufacturing

Army Corps of Engineers "Wicket Lifter Barge" which will be used to raise and lower steel dam wickets and perform maintenance functions at the Olmsted Locks and Dam on the Ohio River. Conrad Shipyard was awarded the contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of the barge. "Conrad Shipyard has a long history of building vessels for the Army Corps of Engineers," said President and CEO Johnny Conrad. "This award is a testament to the extraordinary level of quality and craftsmanship that Conrad consistently delivers." When raised, wickets block water and feed it to adjacent

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Lifting Equipment Mind-sets

Companies such as Arrow use recycling balers to compact recycling into blocks for easy storage and transportation. However the HSE found that the way Arrow stored its bales resulted in heavy unstable loads which ultimately caused the falling cardboard. The company was convicted and fined for breaching Regulation 10(4) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) and ordered to pay costs of 2,917. Under Section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA), it is an offence to breach any health and safety regulations. This includes the WAHR. Under Regulation 10 of the WAHR, the st

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The Essentials Concerning Osha Regulations

The regulation would make employer injury and illness records public. In addition, there are now rumblings that the controversial silica rule that went into effect last summer could be in danger of repeal. Foulke said that two questions the new administration could pose to employers in order to set a course for the agency are: Which OSHA standards are too burdensome,and what new standards are necessary?Using the negotiated rule making process, he said, the agency and industry leaders could come up with productive safety solutions. Other than negotiated standards, Foulke said he doesn't believe

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Griphoists Viewpoints

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