The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), a stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them (just like NUCA), recently announced findings from its comprehensive 2013 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.
FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, recently released its Q3-2014 Construction Outlook. The forecast calls for solid, slow growth.
Companies often miss opportunities to prevent future accidents and improve their safety and health programs because they do not have a near-miss reporting system. A near-miss reporting system is a proactive system used by many award-winning companies to prevent accidents.
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.