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Plagued New-Build Hospital Risks Demo

According to a Scottish health trade union official from UNISON, a nearly completed 150-million-euro HLM Architect-designed children’s hospital may need to be torn down.


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New Roof Product for Air Flow, Aesthetic

Keene Building Products has unveiled a new roofing product aimed at serving function and aesthetic.


Repairs, Fines, OSHA Follow Bridge Fire

Steep fines and a federal safety investigation await the contractor held responsible for the fire that closed down the Liberty Bridge in Pittsburgh last week. Meanwhile, crews remain hard at...


PPG Launches Metal Coatings Series

A new metal coatings series that aims to protect rooftop HVAC systems on commercial buildings is now available through PPG Industries.


Coatings Series Aims to Protect Metal

PPG Industries has introduced a two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings series that the company says provides corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-...


New Bank Skyscraper: World’s Greenest?

The owners of a new Pittsburgh skyscraper are billing the building as the greenest of its kind in the world.


OSHA Delays Confined-Space Enforcement

WASHINGTON--Federal authorities have announced a temporary enforcement period to ease employers into full compliance with the upcoming new rules on confined-space work in construction.


40th Injury in 15 Years Nets $800k Fine

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA—A "gruesome" accident that cost a worker three fingers follows a 15-year "pattern of defiance" and injuries that will now cost a Pennsylvania HVAC maker $822,000 in fines...


New Rule Guides Safety in Tight Spaces

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. construction workers who labor in attics, crawl spaces, pits, boilers and other confined spaces will have new protections as of Aug. 3, under a new federal rule.


New Rule Issued on Confined Space

WASHINGTON, DC—Coordination of contractors, continuous monitoring and more rigorous inspection are among the requirements of the first new federal rule for confined-space work in constructio...


Subsidized Railcar Maker Racks Up Fines

ROCHELLE, IL—A railcar manufacturing facility recently enticed to its location by more than $11 million in government incentives is facing its second federal health and safety case in a year...


New Fan Approved for Outdoor Use

A new axial fan is certified for electrical outdoor use in all weather and can accommodate numerous applications, according to manufacturer Air System International.


Major Fine, Denials in Railcar Death

A cleaner who died inside a railcar had been sent in, unmonitored and without a harness, after atmospheric testing "triggered multiple sensor alarms" on a four-gas meter, federal authorities...


Contractor Fined after Painter Burned

A California contractor is being held responsible for a flash fire inside a metal tank that left a painter severely burned—and for not reporting the incident for four days.


Judge OKs Suit over Architects’ Plans

Major architectural firms may be held legally responsible to future occupants of their designs, even if the firm does not build the project or control the construction decisions, the Califor...


eBook Tackles Environmental Controls

Dehumidification, ventilation and other environmental controls can have high-stakes consequences for coating and blasting workers and projects alike.


Paint Fumes Spark Elephant Attack

The smell of fresh paint in his cage apparently incited a two-ton elephant to fatally charge his longtime trainer at a popular tourist complex in Vietnam.


Paint-Crazed Elephant Kills Keeper

Paint fumes are believed to have spurred an elephant to fatally attack its longtime trainer in a cage he was painting at a popular tourist center in Vietnam.


Beryllium Rule Planned for 2014

New federal proposals limiting worker exposure to beryllium—a particular hazard in open-air abrasive blasting—are on track to roll out in April, Occupational Safety and Health Administration...


Vapors Claim Painter in Renovation

A commercial painter perished Sunday (April 21) while working on a City Hall renovation project in Tyler, TX, apparently after being overcome by vapors from the stain he was using.


 
 
   

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