Bethancourt Earns 2017 Safety Professional of the Year Award

The American Society of Safety Engineers announced that Jeremy Bethancourt, a professional member and government affairs chair of its Arizona chapter, has been selected as ASSE’s 2017 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He plays a leading role in getting billboards posted throughout Arizona to bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving, the hazards of heat stress and the annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Bethancourt is director of safety, health and training for LeBlanc Building Co. Inc. According to the society, he “has developed a reputation as a tireless advocate for workplace safety, serving … Read more

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Join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 8-12

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. It’s an … Read more

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Best Sightlines in MLB, Rooftop Lounge Among Features of New Atlanta Ballpark

ATLANTA, Ga. – American Builders 2017, the construction manager and joint venture of Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company and New South Construction, has completed the new home of the Atlanta Braves in time for the 2017 season. JLL served as project manager. The construction team and its subcontractors teamed to complete the project 29 months after breaking ground, logging more than 5.6 million man hours in total. During construction, American Builders 2017 placed: 57,312 cubic yards of concrete, which equates to more than 4,770 truckloads of concrete 5,640 tons of rebar, which is approximately the weight of … Read more

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Hilti Addresses OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

PLANO, Texas – Through education and product innovation, Hilti is supporting customers as they develop and implement compliancy plans for the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard §1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica for construction. The company has scheduled a series of webinars and has a whitepaper about the OSHA RCS Standard. First introduced in March 2016, the OSHA RCS Standard introduced more stringent “permissible exposure limits,” moving from approximately 250 micrograms/m3 averaged over an 8-hour day to 50 micrograms/m3 averaged over an 8-hour day. All companies that engage in silica-generating applications, such as cutting, grinding, drilling or breaking concrete and/or masonry, have until June … Read more

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