NSC: OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations

The top 10 most cited OSHA violations were unveiled Oct. 27 at 97th annual National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in Orlando, Fla., with scaffolding and fall protection violations once again topping the list. Richard Fairfax, director of OSHA's directorate of enforcement programs, presented the most common OSHA citations on the expo floor at NSC. According to Fairfax, 81 percent of the violations OSHA recorded throughout the year were either serious or willful violations. The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30 percent over the same time period in 2008. “These standards here in the top 10 … Read more






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Greenbuild 2009 Offers LEED Professionals Numerous Opportunities for Green Building Education and Credentialing Maintenance

New this year: Professionals can take their LEED credentialing exam during the show Washington, D.C. – Nov. 2 — Green building professionals seeking to earn or maintain the LEED AP or LEED Green Associate credentials will have many opportunities to do so Nov. 11-13 at Greenbuild 2009, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has announced. GBCI administers the LEED Professional Credentials, including the exams and credentialing maintenance, both of which will be available at Greenbuild, the U.S. Green Building Council's annual conference and expo being held this year in Phoenix, Ariz. The show offers attendees several types of career development … Read more






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Bobcat E60 Excavator Now Available

Bobcat Company announces that the E60 excavator — part of the new M-Series line of loaders and excavators — is now available from Bobcat dealers. The E60 is a new model size in the 6-ton weight class. The E60, like the E80 launched earlier this year, features a completely new design that increases the comfort of the operator and the durability of the machine, while decreasing the frequency needed for some preventive maintenance tasks. Everything about the new excavator has been created to help keep operators working longer, including a spacious cab and a top-of-the-line seat to keep operators comfortable … Read more






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Milwaukee Introduces New 3/8” Drill

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation adds to it legendary line of corded drills with the introduction of their first offering in the 3/8” tradesman drill category.   The 0240-20 delivers on Milwaukee's heritage of durability and performance in corded drills with an all metal jampot gear case, powerful 8 Amp motor and best in class drill speed. “Competitive 3/8” Drills in this price range typically utilize a clamshell plastic housing design,” says Melissa Marineau, Group Product Manager.   “The 0240-20’s all-metal gear case and jampot design adds rigidity and greater support for the gears, resulting in increased performance and greater durability … Read more






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