Category Archives: Safety

Western Specialty Contractors offers FREE downloadable Visual Guide & Checklist for Parking Garage Inspections

Western Specialty Contractors offers FREE downloadable Visual Guide & Checklist for Parking Garage Inspections

Maintaining multi-million-dollar parking garages can be a daunting task for building owners and their facility managers. Identifying and tracking problem areas within parking structures has just become easier with Western Specialty Contractors’ new online Visual Guide & Checklist for parking garage inspections. Available for free download at, facility managers now have a visual reference […]

NSSGA announces safety training opportunities

NSSGA’s next webinar on March 20 will feature Brianna Eiter, Ph.D., and Timothy Orr, from NIOSH, who will demonstrate EXAMiner, a workplace examination tool that finds and fixes potential work hazards. Also, find out where the closest MSHA Spring Thaw event is near you. Aggregates operations perform workplace examinations to find and fix potential hazards […]

Research looks at cost-effectiveness in silica dust exposure fight

Source: Daily Commercial News Personal protective equipment (PPE) is not always the most cost-effective means of protecting workers from dangers associated with exposure to silica dust, according the findings of a Canadian research team. When looking at the estimated cancers averted by PPE (using NIOSH-approved half-face respirators) versus wet methods of dust suppression (water spray, […]

FIU bridge collapse contractor files for bankruptcy

Source: Author: Kim Slowey The Miami-based contractor that was installing a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami a year ago when it collapsed has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Magnum Construction Management (MCM), formerly known as Munilla Construction Management, submitted its filing in the Southern District of Florida of U.S. Bankruptcy Court on […]

Preparing for an emergency

Preparing for  an emergency

by Jon M. Casey When it comes to preparing for an emergency, it seems that most people are not really prepared. That’s why it’s called an emergency. But what if you could make preparations when there was no emergency, to get ready for the time when clear thinking instead of chaos might be the better […]