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The OSHA Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

Slide Rail Rules!

Slide Rail Rules!

Often touted as the most flexible shoring system available, the slide-rail system is a vertical sheeting and trench support system that allows an excavation to be safely and economically shored from ground level to subgrade without any soil movement. Arguably, the slide-rail system has become the preferred shoring method for

All About Vacuum Excavation

All About Vacuum Excavation

It’s simply good business to hire or buy a vacuum excavation unit to look for utilities. When you investigate utility conflicts by digging with a vacuum excavation truck or trailer-mounted unit, you know beyond a doubt what’s down there. But deciding on the type of equipment you’ll need is not

Efficient Production Means Safe Production

Efficient Production Means Safe Production

For contractors such as Mike Anderzack, president of Anderzack-Pitzen Construction, there is nothing more important on a job site than safety. Located in northwestern Ohio, Anderzack-Pitzen Construction’s jobs are primarily focused on water and sewer pipe installation as well as road construction. When work goes underground, proper trenching and shoring

To Train or Not to Train: It’s No Longer a Question

If you’re considering a heavy-equipment operator training program for your employees, the first questions to ask yourself are whom do you want to train, why, and what return do you expect for the time and money you invest?

“In my opinion, no more than two-thirds of the dollars people invest in

Playing Smart by Working Safely

Is the construction industry inherently so unsafe that nothing can be done about it? A number of construction firms have proven that this just isn’t so. Here are steps some of them have taken to achieve outstanding safety records.

Construction in the Space Age

The space age is finally coming down to earth. The global positioning system (GPS) has hit the world of construction in a big way. In fact, according to GPS makers, grading and excavation applications of GPS technology promise to be a boon to both industries. Further, GPS is taking a

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