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Agency Tweaks Safety Specs After Contractor Deaths

A Texas water utility and its contractor were sued by the widow of a contract employee who was killed at a wastewater treatment plant. To make sure it doesn't happen again, the utility requires the safety records of bidders and subcontractors for projects above $100,000 and workers’ compensation forms from their insurance providers. Read more

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EPA's Plan to Serve Low-Income Communities

In 1994, President Clinton signed an Executive Order (#12898) directing federal agencies to ensure that all U.S. citizens receive "environmental justice." Judging by events in places like Flint, Mich., we've got a long way to go. The EPA's latest four-year plan focuses on lead poisoning and air pollution. Read more

2016 Most Popular Products
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2016 Most Popular Products

Top-10 most viewed Public Works Products from 2016. Read more

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Applying High-Performance Organization Concepts to Your Public Works Department
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Applying High-Performance Organization Concepts to Your Public Works Department

One management concept. Two public works departments. Don’t reinvent the wheel... Read more

Don't Have a Safety Expert on Staff? No Sweat
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Don't Have a Safety Expert on Staff? No Sweat

Nothing screws up maintenance schedules like having a crew member out injured.... Read more

DELAYED: Judge Blocks New Overtime Rule
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DELAYED: Judge Blocks New Overtime Rule

Just days before it was set to take effect, the rule was blocked by a Texas judge. Read more

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Don’t Show This to President-Elect Trump

He wants to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure over 10 years, but maybe that’s too much. Despite chronic underfunding, the U.S. still claims the #2 spot for asset productivity worldwide. Read more

Free transit rides! No thanks, say Baltimore residents
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Free transit rides! No thanks, say Baltimore residents

Like parents, public agencies get very good at devising the spoonful of sugar that... Read more

2016 Election: Impact on Infrastructure
Hyundai trimble-ready’ option for wheel loaders and excavators
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Hyundai trimble-ready’ option for wheel loaders and excavators

Hyundai promoted its collaborative relationship with Trimble by participating... Read more

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