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A cautionary tale: Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

A cautionary tale:  Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

On the Front Lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams What happens if an employer refuses to pay a fine assessed by OSHA? The short answer is that the obligation to pay the penalty doesn’t simply evaporate if a company refuses to comply. In fact, the company isn’t the only one that […]

Zero-gap flange spreading in restricted-clearance conditions

Zero-gap flange spreading in restricted-clearance conditions

The Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) is a regional water system serving approximately 130,000 customers in the greater Utica, NY, area. The MVWA distribution system consists of a network of mains, pump stations, four reservoirs, 24 storage tanks, 23 master meter stations and 89 pressure regulating altitude valve stations. Approximately 700 miles of mains for transmission […]

Construction worker fatigue: Mitigating risks through tech & safety culture

Construction worker fatigue: Mitigating risks through tech & safety culture

Source: CONEXPO/CON-AGG Due to the constant movement of people and equipment on a jobsite, construction jobs demand high levels of alertness. Sleep deprivation and fatigue affect many aspects of worker safety (including response time, motor control and decision-making ability, to name a few) and can easily go unnoticed. Todd Dawson, project manager for fatigue services, […]