OSHA Establishes ‘Watch List’ to Strengthen Integrity of Outreach Training Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, is continuing to strengthen the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by publishing an “Outreach Trainer Watch List” of those who have had their trainer authorizations either revoked or suspended. OSHA recently conducted an undercover investigation as part of its heightened effort to address fraudulent activity by trainers authorized through the OSHA Outreach Training Program. The investigation of a 10-hour course conducted by Don Barker, environmental health and safety director for Thor Construction in Las Vegas, … Read more

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GSA Invests $1B in Recovery Act Construction Projects Nationwide

GSA Projects Will Yield Higher-Performing, Money-Saving, Greener Federal Buildings WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration marked a major milestone in its implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as it brought its total investments in construction projects to more than $1 billion. “Given the intent of the Recovery Act to stimulate the economy and put people back to work, we set a very aggressive goal to obligate our first $1 billion by the end of July,” said GSA Acting Administrator Paul Prouty. “With that goal met, our focus now is to continue to get shovels in the ground … Read more

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ConstructionSurplus.com Goes Live

New website allows companies to auction or sell surplus construction materials, tools, equipment, and real estate for $5 with no commissions On August 4th ConstructionSurplus.com went live allowing people to post anything from hand tools, trucks, power tools, heavy equipment, surplus materials, to real estate/property.   Posts are free until September 1, 2009.   After September 1st postings will be $5 without any commissions, regardless how much the item(s) sell for.   At a time of economic uncertainty, the focus of the site is to give construction companies and suppliers an opportunity to unload surplus materials and equipment adding back … Read more

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New Metabo Compact Cordless Power Tools Provide More Power, Longer Battery Life

WEST CHESTER, PA. — Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has launched its 18 V PowerMaster Lithium Ion cordless power tools line with the new, rugged BS18 LTX drill/driver. As the cornerstone of Metabo’s new PowerMaster series, the compact and lightweight BS18 LTX combines all the performance and capacity advantages of Lithium Ion with Metabo’s long history of advanced tool ergonomics to form a uniquely durable power tool that outperforms most models in its class. Metabo’s new BS18 LTX is ideal for virtually all users … Read more

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