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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.
Autobahn bridge in Bavaria demolished with explosives
A demolition contractor in the north of Bavaria recently used 200kg of explosives to demolish an old autobahn viaduct. Situated close to the town of Bad Kissingen and to the north of the city of Nuremberg, the 46 year old A7 viaduct had reached the end of its working life and a new structure had been built alongside in this scenic rural area.
Can mainstream green industrial demolition increase jobs?
Traditional demolition results in tremendous amounts of trash. The average 2,500-square-foot home, for instance, can create 25 tons of refuse. Hoping to minimize their landfill contributions, some demolition contractors have chosen to specialize in green demolition, an approach that seeks to reuse as much as possible. Oftentimes, green commercial, residential and industrial demolition contractors set the minimum goalpost for material sent to the landfill at 25 percent, meaning just a quarter of the building's materials will be thrown away in the end. 75 percent of the structure is reused, recycled or repurposed.
3 practical tips for documenting essential job responsibilities
By Deborah Wipf
Ahhh, summer! Time to head to the beach or nearest pool, fire up the grill and enjoy some time away from the office. But wait, what happens to your work responsibilities when you go on vacation? What if you have to take a sick day? Does it all pile up for you to deal with when you return? What would happen if one of your team members quit? There's a ton of information residing within your team members that would disappear if they did. This loss could lead to reduced productivity, delayed deposits or payments, key tasks missed completely, and more. So how do we fix this issue and somehow capture that knowledge?
Hard currency: Plastics in C&D recycling
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Recyclers of mixed C&D materials may focus on wood, aggregates, metals and other common building materials, but most also find they end up accepting a wide variety and considerable amounts of plastic.
Stabilizing sloping land: 'Blowing' a slope into place
SINTEF via ScienceDaily
Research scientists have developed a new method for stabilizing areas with difficult soil mechanics. The concept is based on blowing expanded clay spheres into enormous "sausage skins" made from geotextiles.
Modeling meets infrastructure demands
As the population continues to increase across the globe, the demands being placed on infrastructure are growing. As such, not only does this infrastructure need to be updated, but many of the construction projects are complex, requiring the use of advanced modeling technologies.
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Senate approves Foxx to head Transportation Department
The U.S. Senate recently voted 100-0 to approve Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the U.S. Transportation Department, handing him the job as tight budgets are forcing lawmakers to rethink how to fund huge U.S. infrastructure needs.
Federal limits on truck drivers' hours take effect
Waste & Recycling News
Federal regulations designed to keep drowsy truck drivers off the road, particularly those who were logging more than 70 hours a week, took full effect July 1.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the restrictions on hours of service will reduce crashes, improve driver health and save lives.
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