Safety & Workers' Compensation

  • Stopping car-wildlife collisions

    The department installed an amphibian guidance system and fences on either side of the highway to funnel wildlife toward entrances on either end.

  • Injuries hurt the body and the budget (INFOGRAPHIC)

    To help encourage safety at work, Magid has created a new infographic that helps safety managers and workers discover common work-related injuries, costs and prevention options.

  • Water and wastewater dangers

    New OSHA standard addresses the unique dangers posed by water and sewer system construction and improvements.

  • Water and wastewater dangers: Permit required? Here’s how to tell

    Deaths in confined spaces occur because the atmosphere is oxygen-deficient, toxic, or combustible. To protect employees who work in such environments, says Jeff Bowman, Environmental Training Coordinator of Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services, Infrastructure & Safety Training, public works...

  • Portable Fume Extractor from Allegro Industries

    Make confined spaces safer for maintenance crews with a portable machine capable of controlling hexavalent chromium.

  • XTIRPA Manhole Guard System from MSA

    Lightweight but effective system for entering confined spaces such as manholes and tanks.

  • A Plethora of Plans: OSHA-Approved State Plans

    States with OSHA-Approved State Plans have six months to adopt standards that are at least as effective as OSHA’s. States also have the option of having the same enforcement phase-in plan that OSHA has adopted.

  • New U.S. Government Report Shows Increase in Fatalities in Waste and Recycling Industry

    New report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatalities in waste and recycling industry are among the highest among occupations. 

  • Construction Fatalities Rise

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released a new report on the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 and 2013.

  • Georgetown streetscape improvement

    Entities develop updated streetscape for upscale Washington, D.C. neighborhood.

  • Safety zone barriers

    The Titan’s Flexi-Coupling clips enable the polypropylene stackable barrier to connect to other industry brands.

  • Electronic signage

    Multiphase capability that allows for multiple messages means Mobility LED blank out signs can be used for almost any application.

  • Flagger safety station

    The rolling base supports a waterproof canopy for heat relief and UV sun protection, while two warning flags increase visibility in work zones.

  • Labor-saving sandbagger

    This sandbag-filling truck accessory makes quick work of community protection efforts.

  • Trench collapse leads to $424K OSHA fine

    One minute he was working in the 8-foot trench in Richmond, Texas; the next, he was being buried in it. His co-workers came to his rescue, digging him out with their bare hands.

  • Skullerz head protection from Ergodyne

    Stylish hard hat combines impact-resistance with wide-brim design.

  • OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement of Confined Spaces Standard

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, effective Aug. 3.

  • Neck assist alleviates stress and tension of overhead work

    This device is made for the overhead worker to take the stress off the neck and head, while also providing back support to help users keep their posture and reduce the risk of injury.

  • Restoring confidence after a water crisis

    The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 split responsibility for public safety between two government functions. Now, a free resource aims to restore confidence by closing the communications gap between water utilities and health departments.

  • Public works: the first line of defense

    I have a confession to make: I lifted the “first line” line from Municipal Water & Sewer’s editor. Luke Laggis was reminding readers that they’re health care workers. “’Sanitas’ is the Latin word for health,” he writes, quoting a World Health Organization adviser. “Maintaining the health of the...


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