When Best Practices Hurt

When Best Practices Hurt

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Many companies have created initiatives to emplace best practices as a solution to the change around them. As the recession subsides and new work becomes apparent, hiring and growth create a demand for more structure in how we execute.

Federal Budget

What to Make of the Federal Budget

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The Budget Control Act in 2012, which created the automatic spending cuts called “sequestration,” the government shutdown in October 2013 and the Ryan-Murray Budget in December 2013, have all been the result of the partisan divide that exists in Congress surrounding federal discretionary spending levels.

Safety Programs and Policies

Speaking of Safety Programs and Policies…

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Most companies like yours have a written safety program that spells out the company’s safety policies, procedures and responsibilities. However there is a dilemma with written safety programs, which could cause a lot of problems for a company, especially if that company is involved in an OSHA hearing or some form of litigation related to safety.

Trench and Excavation Safety

The Truth Behind Trench and Excavation Safety

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Many people don’t appreciate the weight of soil. One cubic foot of soil weighs between 90 and 140 lbs. Just one cubic yard of soil (27 cubic ft), weighs between 2,430 and 3,780 lbs. The human body isn’t designed to accept the trauma of having that much weight fall on it. The deaths and injuries result from suffocation, crushing, drowning, loss of circulation and objects rolling or falling into the trench or excavation.

Taking It to the Trench

Taking It to the Trench

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Here, two NUCA members give helpful advice on trench shoring techniques and training, as well as a look into products ideal for utility construction and excavation work.

Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!

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NUCA welcomes you to its 2014 Convention in Las Vegas! Since 1964, the association has been helping CEOs, owners, presidents, senior executives, safety directors, estimators and managers run their businesses better. This year’s convention, held March 1-3, is designed to enhance your company with fantastic training and educational sessions, as well as plenty of networking opportunities.