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Briefs October 2011

ORGANIZATIONS
The American Concrete Institute honored Andy Scanlon, professor of civil engineering at Pennsylvania State University, for his long-term contributions to the concrete industry at this month’s convention in Cincinnati.

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Networked GC settles safety newsletter piracy case

Acting on behalf of Cal-OSHA Reporter publisher Providence Publications LLC, the Software and Information Industry Association has settled copyright infringement claims against Harbison-Mahony-Higgins Builders, Inc. (HMH Builders), a subsidiary of major general contractor Swinerton & Walberg Co.

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OSHA, CSDA release Best Practices

Through its alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) released a new Best Practice entitled Hearing Conservation (CSDA-OBP-1008). In addition, CSDA has also released two additional Best Practices, Establishing and Maintaining the Work Area (CSDA-BP-011) and Mechanical Anchors (CSDA-BP-012). With the release of these three documents, the Association’s series of Standards, Specifications, Tolerances and Best Practices totals 30.

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