The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Mississippi construction company with two willful and one serious safety violation following an inspection of two trenches where workers were relocating gas and water pipelines along a state highway.
Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., LS., F.ASCE, chief executive officer at the publicly owned Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) in the Portland, OR, metro area, was recently installed as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) along with local utilities and others in the clean water community came together to celebrate 40 years of accomplishments under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and to call for a new vision to ensure further water quality progress.
The trustees that comprise the board of the newly established National Teamsters Pipeline Pension Fund met on Sept. 28 at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in Washington, DC, to discuss final stages for setting up the fund and other organizational matters. This pension fund will provide benefits for Teamsters who are pipeline workers.
Improving the quality of wastewater service is daunting in the face of the challenges posed by aging of the networks of pipes and pumping stations; over 800,000 miles of water pipe and 600,000 miles of wastewater infrastructure with some components over 100 years old.
Neil Kevin Shwery, 59, passed away Sept. 5 at his home in Cloverdale, BC. Employed at Masterliner Inc. for more than 26 years, most currently as a salesman, Shwery was instrumental in overseeing many innovative product developments.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enhanced its variances web page to improve public understanding of the variance approval process and increase access to the agency’s decisions on variance requests. The page now lists both denied and approved requests and provides information to employers on submitting formal requests for a variance from an OSHA workplace standard.
Aecon Group Inc.’s Utilities Division and Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. have been awarded a $600 million contract by Inter Pipeline Fund to complete the expansion of the Cold Lake and Polaris pipelines in Alberta, Canada.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Hawaii Department of Health a $10,946,000 million grant for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a $9,125,000 million grant for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for water pollution control and drinking water infrastructure projects.