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Cottrell Contracting Corporation is proud to announce that it had zero accidents and incidents and zero loss time in 2017. Cottrell’s safety success happened quickly but not overnight. Policies and procedures were improved, and safety gear was upgraded. Stop work authority and education were made high priorities. Drones and other technologies were adopted to improve […]

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The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) held its quarterly meeting on October 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C., with 10 representatives from member companies present. “‘One of the goals of the group,’ [Devon] Carlock said, ‘is to create uniform standards for safety, including the hiring of qualified safety personnel.’” The next CDMCS quarterly […]

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The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) held its quarterly meeting on May 4 in Washington, D.C., with 10 representatives from member companies present. “Our Meeting went extremely well,” CDMCS Co-Chair Devon Carlock told IDR. “We had in-depth conversations of safety polices and best practices, and the members shared programs and training resources […]

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AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: OSHA is revising and updating its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards. The final rule includes revised and new provisions addressing, for […]

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