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Crane Safety is Focus of OSHA Emphasis Program in the Northwest

SEATTLE, Wash. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a program aimed at reducing serious injuries and fatalities associated with the operation of cranes in construction, general industry and maritime operations for employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction in Idaho, Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

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Brasfield & Gorrie Earns Triangle Safety First Year Gold Award

Raleigh, N.C. -- Brasfield & Gorrie’s Raleigh, N.C. office recently earned its first ever Gold Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor. Brian Swinks, senior safety manager, accepted the award on behalf of Raleigh’s 128 office and field employees.

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NCCER Sponsors 2013 SkillsUSA Carpentry and Masonry Competitions

ALACHUA, Fla. – For the fourth consecutive year, NCCER is sponsoring the SkillsUSA Carpentry Competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. on June 24–28. For the first time this year, NCCER will also sponsor the SkillsUSA Masonry Competition. These competitions showcase the construction industry and demonstrate the rewarding career paths and opportunities available in today's high school and technical college programs.

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Argonne National Laboratory Uses SageGlass in New State-of-The-Art Research Facility

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A new state-of-the-art research facility at Argonne National Laboratory is using dynamic glass from SAGE to save energy and improve the way people experience daylight in the building.

The project is one of the first commercial buildings to incorporate electrochromic glass from SAGE's new high-volume manufacturing facility. Located next to its global headquarters in Minnesota, SAGE's new facility is able to produce dynamic glass in high volumes and in larger commercial, architectural sizes at an affordable cost.

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Construction Unemployment Drops to Lowest May Mark in Five Years

Construction employment increased by 7,000 in May, helping to push the industry’s unemployment rate down to the lowest May level in five years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the relatively positive jobs report for the sector underscores the need to address potential shortages of skilled workers.

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Prevention through Design Tools Can Reduce Injuries on Sustainable Building Construction Sites

CHICAGO, Ill. -- With sustainable building becoming a trend in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, a growing number of jobsite hazards associated with their design elements have been identified, according to Sustainable Buildings – Applying Prevention Through Design, a peer-reviewed feature in the June issue of the American Society of Safety Engineers' journal, Professional Safety.

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Volkswagen, SSOE Group Recipients of ACEC Award for World's First LEED-Platinum Automotive Manufacturing Plant

TOLEDO, Ohio -- SSOE Group, an engineering, procurement and construction management firm, along with their client, Volkswagen Group of America, announced that it has received one of eight Grand Awards for engineering excellence at the 47th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards — a national juried competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies . The award, presented in honor of the new Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., was presented to SSOE and Volkswagen representatives at an award gala in Washington D.C. on April 23.

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