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Deleting a single word in OSHA standard could upend lockout/tagout

Source: Safety Law Matters By Henry Chajet on November 8, 2018 POSTED IN OSHA, RULEMAKING NEWS OSHA may be considering a major change to its lockout/tagout (“LOTO”) rule, which dictates how companies across industries design and service equipment. By deleting a single word, OSHA may force significant changes and increase enforcement and company liability.

Bob Wetta delivers Ghana fact-finding trip report during Washington, D.C. PAC-DBIA meeting held on September 26, 2018

RESERVE, LA — As a member of the President’s Advisory Council – Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA), DSC Dredge’s Bob Wetta attended the September 26, 2018 fact-finding trip report meeting in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and 13 other U.S. Government officials. Their purpose was to deliberate and adopt the final […]

Ritchie Bros. sells US$50+ million of equipment in Houston, TX

Two-day auction features 4,650+ items from a record 675 sellers & attracts a record 5,600+ bidders HOUSTON, TEXAS — Ritchie Bros. ended its 2018 Houston auction season with a strong event this week, selling US$50+ million of equipment and setting multiple site records.

Statement from ARTBA Acting President & CEO William D. Toohey, Jr., about California Voter Rejection of Prop. 6

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Acting President & CEO William D. Toohey, Jr., released the following statement regarding California voter rejection of Proposition 6 on Nov. 7, 2018. “By soundly rejecting Proposition 6 and re-electing 95 percent of the state legislators who voted in 2017 to increase the state […]

John Deere adds stump shredder to Worksite Pro™ attachments lineup

MOLINE, IL  — John Deere continues to expand its Worksite Pro™ attachments lineup with the addition of the SS30 model stump shredder. Ideal for landscaping and construction job sites, the new shredder removes stumps from eight inches (203 mm) to 28 inches (711 mm) in one pass. Larger stumps are easily removed with multiple bores. […]