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Random alcohol and drug testing likely coming to Canada
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A movement toward increased random alcohol and drug testing at Canadian construction sites is a reality for the industry coast-to-coast to be aware of, say legal experts. "There will be a continued push toward random testing here in Canada," said Michael McCreary, partner, Watson Jacobs McCreary. More

Careful search for mementos slows Japan rebuilding
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The race to clear the destruction from Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami so rebuilding can begin is a delicate process, with workers taking precautions not to damage bodies buried in the rubble. But the work has been further slowed by clearance crews who feel duty bound to help survivors search the rubble for lost possessions, precious mementos of their former lives. More

5 things you should never say while negotiating
American Express Open Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every entrepreneur spends some time haggling, whether it is with customers, suppliers, investors or would-be employees. Most business owners are street smart, and seem to naturally perform well in negotiations. You probably have a trick or two — some magic phrases to say, perhaps—that can help you gain the upper hand. But, often, the moment you get into trouble in a negotiation is when something careless just slips out. More

Medical emergencies: Are you prepared to aid employees?
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. For this reason, it is important to have someone who knows first aid. First aid can be either simple treatments for minor injuries, or initial care provided before emergency medical treatment is available. More

NDA gathers in Las Vegas
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Some 1,000 attendees gathered March 5-8 at The Mirage in Las Vegas for the National Demolition Association Annual Convention. Demolition contractors and others involved in the industry toured the convention's exhibit hall, took part in committee meetings, attended receptions and banquets and heard from several guest speakers. More

OSHA launches campaign to protect workers from heat-related illnesses
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OSHA has developed heat illness educational materials in English and Spanish, as well as a curriculum to be used for workplace training. Additionally, a new Web page provides information and resources on heat illness — including how to prevent it and what to do in case of an emergency — for workers and employers. The page is available here. More

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With rugged efficiency Clement's DemoStar handles a variety of demolition materials. DemoStar’s Clement Bathtub body of abrasion-resistant AR450 steel minimizes weight while handling really tough loads. A characteristic of Clement’s bathtub design is longitudinal braces that efficiently support the body. Choose DemoStar in either frameless or frametype models. Learn More. 

Japan approves $4.3 billion funding for waste disposal following earthquake
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Japan's government has approved $4.3 billion of funds for debris and waste disposal in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11. The package is part of $48.7 billion of spending in the government's first emergency budget for disaster relief since the disaster. More

Freeley clears way for UK hospital development
Demolition & Recycling International    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.K. contractor J Freeley has carried out asbestos remediation, demolition and civil engineering work on the proposed new $741.5 million hospital on the site of the present Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The contract was carried out over a five month period and involved, in addition to asbestos removal, the demolition of three redundant operating theatre blocks on the Broadgreen Hospital site. More

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8 tips for a smooth hand off of new green buildings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One reason a building may not perform as well as it should is often related to how the newly constructed structure was "handed off" to building operations. A poor transition process may mean the building operations get off to a bad start and never fully recover or only catch up after much effort. Design and construction phases for a new building have structured processes, and the handoff activities from new construction to operations are addressed in the project specifications. Many of the critical elements of the handover pertain to the building systems and the relevant data or information regarding the design and construction of the building. More

Missouri sues to block demolition of river levee
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The Missouri attorney general filed a federal lawsuit on April 26 asking a judge to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plans to detonate the levee at Birds Point on the Mississippi River. Attorney General Chris Koster said the Corps, which manages the river, is preparing to intentionally breach the levee in hopes of keeping Cairo, Ill., from flooding. Koster said demolition of the levee will cause serious flooding across as much as 130,000 acres of Mississippi County, Mo. More
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