Utility damage prevention to enhance safety and protect underground facilities is a shared responsibility. All excavators, utilities, locators, one-call/dig safe systems and others must take this responsibility seriously.
NUCA members are not only registering their foremen and crew leaders for the CPT program, but they are also sending their crews to learn about excavation safety, OSHA regulations and other important safety training from NUCA.
Work-related exposure to tools that vibrate can cause fingers to feel numb and tingly. Extended exposure to mechanical vibration can cause a condition known as Raynaud’s phenomenon, which is sometimes referred to as “white fingers” or “dead fingers.”
Among the most important issues to consider when selecting subcontractors is the subcontractor’s commitment to safety. Choosing a subcontractor with a poor safety record can lead to huge problems for the controlling contractor.
The Austin (Texas) Water Utility recently awarded an important underground utility project to Layne Heavy Civil Inc., headquartered in Fairburn, Ga. Layne is in the process of installing 17,500 linear ft of 54-in. diameter cement coated pipe, mostly in joints 50 ft long.
Temporary workers, often referred to as temps, have rights too. Although temps may have fewer rights than permanent employees, they do have the right to a safe place to work where they are treated fairly without discrimination.
Robert Vincent (Bob) O’Donnell, 74, of Bellbrook, Ohio, passed away April 13, 2014 from a malignant brain tumor. He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. His father Oswald, mother Selene and brother John preceded him in death.