Category Archives: Safety

Safety, transportation project management & legal issues at forefront of Professional Development Week June 4-6 in D.C.

Safety, transportation project management & legal issues at forefront of Professional Development Week June 4-6 in D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC — Safety training, project management fundamentals and legal and regulatory “hot topics” form the core of a new professional development program for transportation design and construction professionals hosted June 4-6 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Foundation. As part of “Transportation Construction Professional Development Week,” industry executives can participate in one or […]

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, […]

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 […]

NIOSH hazard recognition software now available

NIOSH hazard recognition software now available

In early 2017 RockRoadRecycle (which was NAQN at the time) featured a two-part series entitled “The psychology of mine safety — How do mine workers search for and find worksite hazards,” by Brianna M. Eiter, Timothy Orr and Jason Navoyski. The series was based on research being conducted at NIOSH during that time with a […]