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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program to direct enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) May 7-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Bob DeRoma, Interplastic Corp.’s senior vice president, announced the launch of the 2014 Scholars Award Program sponsored by Interplastic Corp. in affiliation with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

FLOWTITE fiberglass pipe (FRP), manufactured by Thompson Pipe Group, demonstrated its ability to withstand chemically harsh conditions by passing the city of Los Angeles’s pickle jar test.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Working deep underground inside a large pipe or other enclosure requires specialized training, equipment, work procedures and safety practices.

John W. Jaeger, Senior Project Manager, Binkley and Barfield Inc.

The Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Group of Binkley & Barfield Inc. (BBI) has established a systematic methodology to manage risk through the Quality Level A through D system (QL-A – test holes, QL-B – designation, QL-C – surface feature survey and QL-D – records information) as prescribed by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced $44.3 million in funding for water infrastructure projects throughout the West that will support a variety of efforts including: providing financial and construction assistance for rural water projects; addressing infrastructure to maintain system reliability and safety; restoring aquatic habitat; continuing the Bureau’s focus on water-related activities to support tribal nations; meeting the increasing water demands of the western U.S.; and supporting activities that increase water resiliency in the face of drought consistent with President Obama’s Clim

Robert Carpenter, Editor

More and more each day we are seeing statistics reflecting what most of us in the pipeline industry already know: the economic impact of a booming energy industry – pipelines included – is primarily responsible for economic condition of the United States.

The Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition
is now accepting program proposals for its industry-leading Educational Program. The sessions provide information readily beneficial to an audience of contractors, owners and consulting engineers. The program is an interactive forum to share perspectives, present ideas and explore issues for the construction and rehabilitation underground piping infrastructure via both trenchless and open-cut methods.

President Obama has once again proposed significant cuts in funding to the federal government's main grant program supporting water infrastructure development at the local level.

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