Safety

Proper Plow Ballasting Lowers Liability
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Proper Plow Ballasting Lowers Liability

The last thing you want during a winter emergency is a driver to lose control and... More

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ANSI Approves Refuse Truck Chassis Safety Standards

Standard Z245.1-2017 applies to virtually every type of solid waste and recycling vehicle and equipment. You might want to do a hazard assessment of your agency's fleet soon. More

Out of the Dark and Into the Light: Detroit's Emergence
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Out of the Dark and Into the Light: Detroit's Emergence

Little by little, the city's infrastructure managers are reversing the effects of... More

Introducing the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative
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Introducing the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative

Two dozen water and environmental groups are offering free resources to help... More

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Potable Water Groups Unite to Support Water Providers

Old lead service lines connect an estimated 6 million homes and businesses to community drinking water mains. As residents of Flint, Mich., continue to filter tap water to remove toxins, industry groups are offering free resources and other support to help cash-strapped public utilities voluntarily find and replace lead pipes. More

Traffic Cameras Pour Gold Into Cities' Coffers
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Traffic Cameras Pour Gold Into Cities' Coffers

Neighboring Chicago suburbs raised almost $27 million from a single intersection... More

Trench Failures Killed Twice as Many Workers in 2016
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Trench Failures Killed Twice as Many Workers in 2016

A contractor working on an Ohio public works project lost a crew member who'd... More

ADA Accessibility Improvements Made in New York
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ADA Accessibility Improvements Made in New York

The Department of Design and Construction has improved pedestrian ramps in lower... More

Making Every Step Count: Ladder Safety Month Nears
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Making Every Step Count: Ladder Safety Month Nears

Without better training and continuous innovation in safety planning and product... More

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EPA: Excess Nutrients Found in Less Than Half of U.S. Lakes

According to the agency's National Lakes Assessment, four of every 10 lakes suffers from too much nitrogen and phosphorus. The algal toxin microcystin is found in 39% of lakes (but below levels of concern). Low concentrations of the herbicide atrazine were found in 30%. More

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