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Training requirements for the revised Hazard Communication Standard
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard require the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets, formerly known as, Material Safety Data Sheets.
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Plan to participate in this year's ENR Demolition Insert
NDA
The National Demolition Association will once again be sponsoring McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record "Demolition Insert" scheduled to run in the Dec. 2 issue of ENR. The annual "Demolition Insert" presents Association members with an exceptional opportunity to market their products and services to the over 250,000 readers of world's premier construction and engineering publication. For more information about participating in this program contact Mike Taylor at NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412 or click here.
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New AchieveLinks program delivers rewards for NDA and its Members
NDA
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Final rule expands construction standards to demolition workers
Risk & Insurance
Workers involved in demolitions and underground construction will soon be covered under the same crane and derrick rules that apply to other construction workers. OSHA issued the final rule, effective May 23.
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Equipment focus: Loader lowdown
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Specifying a loader for maximum productivity isn’t as simple as choosing the loader with the most horsepower. With so many different sizes and options of loaders available, horsepower is only one consideration. Some of the decisions you’ll have to make when choosing a loader can include: Tires versus tracks, vertical versus radial lift, enclosed versus open cab, compact or mini versus midi- or full-size versions.
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Final rule expands construction standards to demolition workers
Risk & Insurance
Workers involved in demolitions and underground construction will soon be covered under the same crane and derrick rules that apply to other construction workers. OSHA issued the final rule, effective May 23.

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6 business lessons to get you in shipshape
Site Prep
Former Cmdr. Mike Abrashoff is the best-selling author of “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy,” in which he shares what he learned during his assignment to one of the worst-performing ships in the Navy’s Pacific fleet, the USS Benfold. Here are six lessons he learned.

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Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.
UPI
Cleanup crews fanned out across Moore, Okla., devastated by a massive tornado that killed at least 24 people two days earlier. Initial Oklahoma Insurance Department estimates pegged damage from the storm at $2 billion.

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The opportunity of failing bridges
Bloomberg
There are obvious reasons for the U.S. to update its roads and bridges: stimulating the economy, creating middle-class jobs, improving commercial efficiency. Another equally appealing and less obvious reason for upgrading our infrastructure is the opportunity to develop the products and materials needed around the world for the next generation of bridge design.
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Sustainable design and green scrap metal demolition go hand in hand
Elder Demolition
While early environmental efforts called for a "cradle to grave" mentality, today's environmental thought leaders instead look for "cradle to cradle" solutions. Rather than looking at a product as something that should last for a lifetime, designers are now thinking about how to create items that are easy to recycle and reuse across several lifetimes. This approach is transforming entire industries, including our own. Contractors and industrial demolition services are collaborating to discover how to build green structures that are easy to deconstruct in an earth-friendly way.
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Failing infrastructure could cost US businesses $1.2 trillion by 2020
TriplePundit
"We're all paying for a first-rate infrastructure but we're getting a third world infrastructure." Speaking as one of six panelists at the recent Infrastructure and Climate Change Town Hall in Warren, Mich., Michael Langford, national president of the Utility Workers Union of America, vowed to take the message of America's deficient infrastructure and its ramifications for our cities, jobs and businesses on the road nationwide.
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U.S. Department of Justice indicts New York hydro-demolition firm
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Richard Hartunian, the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney for the Northern District of New York, has announced the indictment of Mark Pullyblank, Caledonia, N.Y.; William Clements, Victor, N.Y.; and Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc., Spencerport, N.Y., which employs Pullyblank and Clements. The three defendants are charged in a nine count felony Indictment with discharging untreated industrial waste-water from a hydro-demolition process into the Susquehanna River without a permit in violation of the Clean Water Act.
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