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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
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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
How construction contractors are working safely amid coronavirus threat
Trying to get a job done safely has taken on added significance as contractors deal with the coronavirus pandemic on the job. Contractors readily argue that their work has a natural social distancing aspect: operators are in cabs and those working around a machine are outdoors and typically far enough from each other to maintain […]
May 4, 2020
Florida contractor faces $300K penalty: Workers in unsafe trenches, exposed to raw sewage
OSHA issues citations to the Florida construction company for trench violations and exposure to raw sewage without protection. Details on Equipment World.
April 28, 2020
Contractor of the Year
How Alaska’s Drake Construction handles the coronavirus challenge above the Arctic Circle
Using planning and logistics to gain maximum productivity in a short construction season in Alaska.
April 27, 2020
Shut Down by Coronavirus: What happens when contractors are ordered to stop construction?
What happens when construction contractors are told to stop business because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Discover how contractors are coping on Equipment World.
April 23, 2020
Contractors in Fla., Ga. face 6-figure penalties following deaths on highway projects
Contractors overseeing road construction on I-4 in Florida and I-285 in Georgia face penalties regarding worker injuries and deaths. Details on Equipment World.
April 16, 2020
Speed cameras in work zones gain traction in some states
Camera enforcement of speed limits in work zones is gaining traction in some states. Find out how it works and what you need to know on Equipment World.
April 13, 2020
Construction firms hold safety stand down for coronavirus
Construction companies around the country stopped work briefly today for a national coronavirus safety stand down organized by the Associated General Contractors of America. During the event, crews broke into small groups with members practicing social distancing. The time was spent going over all new practices and procedures workers must follow to protect themselves […]
April 9, 2020
Opinion: To fix labor shortage, contractors must work to debunk stereotypes, misconceptions around the trades
At ConExpo this year, I had the opportunity to interview Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs and the Mike Rowe Works Foundation about what contractors need to do about the skilled-labor shortage. When people in this industry talk about the labor problem, it’s usually about what others should be doing – schools, government, parents, guidance counselors. All […]
April 6, 2020
Thunder Creek Equipment expands size, versatility, options on new multi-tank equipment fluid handling trailers, truck bodies
Thunder Creek Equipment, which makes bulk diesel and diesel exhaust fluid handling and storage equipment, revealed two new fluid trailers and a new truck body at ConExpo 2020. The new units are designed to handle not just DEF but oil, fuel and other fluids. You can check out all the details on the new MTO, […]
April 3, 2020
How contractors are required to meet new sick and family leave requirements under coronavirus law
Though contractors with fewer than 500 employees must provide paid sick and family leave for employees affected by the coronavirus – unless they have fewer than 50 employees and receive an exemption – the stimulus relief package signed March 27 provides some cash-flow help for businesses having to meet this requirement. (For more details on […]
April 2, 2020
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Concrete Paver Market Heats Up as Contractors Turn to Roadbuilding
As certain segments of the construction industry have slowed due to the pandemic, many contractors are diversifying into a particularly specialized market. Here's what you need to know.
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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.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.