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Contractor of the Year
Giordano Construction’s Quality, Versatility, Safety Record Pulled Company Through a Crucial Pivot
“We’re known for top quality,” says Tom Giordano from behind his desk. “We’re not known for being cheap. I tell people that call here for a bid the same thing.”
September 14, 2020
Extreme heat plus masks takes toll on construction workers
Wearing a face mask in the extreme heat of the summer months is taking a toll on construction workers. Check out these tips for keeping cool on Equipment World.
September 3, 2020
Drop in diesel technician enrollment compounds labor demand
The demand for diesel technicians continues to outpace entrants into the field – a problem compounded by the fact that the number of would-be applicants is beginning to decrease. According to data compiled by the TechForce Foundation, the number of students who completed a certified diesel program totaled 12,112 in 2018, reversing the annual upward […]
September 3, 2020
Missouri work zone crashes double despite half the traffic
The Missouri DOT reports that drivers are hitting truck- or trailer-mounted attenuators that alert drivers to work zones. Details here on Equipment World.
September 1, 2020
Construction drug use inches up, but other industries higher
Construction’s rate of positive urine drug tests overall inched up to 4.2 percent in 2019, according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index released this week. This compares with the positivity rate of 4.1 percent for construction recorded in 2017 and 2018 by the index. This puts the industry in a middle-of-the-pack position on the […]
August 31, 2020
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Contractor Disaster Resources
FEMA is looking for a few good construction retirees for disaster response work
With a historically active hurricane season upon us, FEMA is actively recruiting retired construction supervisors and workers—including those adept at juggling all the paperwork in a typical construction office— as Reservists to help them do the many tasks required following a disaster. This is on-call work, and applicants must be available to travel within 24 […]
August 27, 2020
Milwaukee Tool’s new neck gaiter provides face protection and more
Milwaukee Tool is expanding its work wear lineup to include a new neck gaiter for face, neck and head protection.
July 30, 2020
Does Hilti’s new EXO-01 Signal the Rise of the Construction Exoskeleton?
Hilti has announced its entry into uncharted territory for the company in the unveiling of a new exoskeleton—the EXO-01—that it will bring to market later this year. In the video below we explain the types of exoskeletons, what they’re for, how the EXO-01 works, and what research says about the effectiveness of exoskeletons in construction […]
July 29, 2020
RES faces $500K in fines, lawsuit after fatal trench collapse
A contractor on a wind farm project in Washington and its affiliate face $555,674 in fines after a trench collapse killed one worker and injured another.
July 23, 2020
Worker injured in Fla. trench collapse; $54K penalty issued
Duke Energy Florida faces a proposed penalty of $53,976 after a worker was injured in a trench collapse.
June 30, 2020
Ga. contractor hit with $134,937 trench penalty has history of violations
With three violations in the past five years, Construction Management & Engineering Services faces a $134,937 fine for lack of trench cave-in protection.
June 19, 2020
OSHA reveals leading causes of trench violations in construction
Excavation violations were the sixth-leading cause of citations issued on construction sites by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in fiscal year 2019.
June 15, 2020
Ohio DOT reports string of work-zone crashes despite less traffic
The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that five of its work areas have been crashed into by drivers within an eight-day period.
June 8, 2020
New ANSI standards for aerial lifts begin; is the construction industry ready?
After years in the making, the new ANSI standards started June 1st and affect all telescopic boom, articulated boom and scissor lift aerial work platforms.
June 2, 2020
How to use cloth face masks to combat coronavirus spread on construction jobsites
Now that face masks are much more than dust-inhalation preventive measures on the jobsite, OSHA is now offering guidance on how best to use cloth face coverings to combat coronavirus. First, OSHA says that cloth face coverings are not PPE, nor are they an appropriate substitute for PPE such as N95 respirators or medical face […]
June 1, 2020
Two workers killed after trench collapse in Mississippi
Two workers died after a trench collapse May 19 in Starkville, Mississippi. Zachary Wayne Osbourn, 36, and William Kizzire, 19, both from Alabama, were on a residential sewer installation job for Southern Civil Contracting of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, when the 10- to 12-foot-deep trench they were in collapsed, according to news reports. Osbourn died at the […]
May 28, 2020
National Trench Safety Stand Down coming in June
Hundreds of jobsites around the country will take part in the annual Trench Safety Stand Down week to be held June 15-19. Sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association, this year’s event marks the first time it will be part of the inaugural Trench Safety Month. “Making this June Trench Safety Month emphasizes the valuable […]
May 21, 2020
A deep dive into coronavirus guidelines for construction sites
The Department of Labor and OSHA's guidelines and contractor tips for protecting work crews from the coronavirus. Learn more here on Equipment World.
May 6, 2020
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Case Upgrades its Popular G Series Loaders, Adds Payload, Tire Measurement Options
Case adds factory-installed payload and tire monitoring systems, upgraded controls, a new touchscreen display and more.
Compact equipment attachments
Do More Than Dig with That Compact Excavator with These 13 Attachments
ASV Extends Max-Series "Wow-Factor" Cab to Skid Steers
Video: New Cat 963 Track Loader Is Built for Just About Anything
Dominating the Market: Compact Track Loaders Undergo Rapid Advancements
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
Fullbay’s Guide to Starting a Mobile Repair Shop
If you've ever thought about starting a mobile repair business or adding a mobile tech to your shop, you need to read this guide.