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OSHA programs interactive training tool identifying site, workplace hazards

OSHATimed with the American Society of Safety Engineers conference last month in Orlando, Fla., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an interactive training tool to help small businesses effectively identify hazards in the workplace. Employers and workers can virtually explore how to identify common workplace hazards in the construction and manufacturing industries. Users will learn hazard identification skills, plus hazard abatement and control.

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Top A/E/C groups pinpoint resilient-project planning, materials

Top A/E/C groups pinpoint resilient-project planning, materialsDesign and construction industry leaders, along with building owners and operators, have pledged to promote resilience in contemporary planning, building materials, design, construction and operational techniques as the solution to making the nation’s aging infrastructure more safe and secure.

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FHWA, AASHTO gauge real-time concrete pavement quality

Crews deploy real-time pavement smoothness technology on Texas’ DFW Connector, a design-build project of Northgate Constructors, Kiewit-Zachry joint venture. In an effort to reduce costs, increase pavement quality, and minimize travel delays caused by road construction, the Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Transportation Research Board will help agencies implement a tool that allows contractors to identify concrete pavement surface irregularities during construction.

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Lafarge sponsors disaster-resistant design exhibition

Lafarge sponsors disaster-resistant design exhibitionLafarge North America is the lead sponsor for Designing for Disaster, part of a year-long National Building Museum exhibition spotlighting the evolving science of disaster mitigation, plus tools and strategies for building safer, stronger and more resilient communities.

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Infrastructure group endorses Grow America

The Board of Directors of the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI) supports all initiatives that promote the rebuilding and growth of infrastructure in the United States, and announced its support of the Grow America Act shortly after Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx outlined the proposal.

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