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Smart Technology Projects could Save Cities Billions

In addition to helping the environment, American cities could receive billions of dollars in financial benefits from implementing smart surface solutions, like green roofs, solar panels and permeable pavement, according a new report. If applied nationwide, these smart technology strategies could potentially provide half a trillion dollars in financial benefits. Read more

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Many Violate OSHA Recordkeeping Rule without Knowing it

Do you know about the recent OSHA recordkeeping rule on serious illness and injury reporting? If not, you are not the only one.

At the end of last year, OSHA expected the electronic filing of 350,000 annual injury and illness log summaries, but the government agency fell 200,000 worksites short of their goal. OSHA now has until June 15 to inspect locations for violations of the electronic reporting rule. Those not in compliance could receive citations that carry penalties of up to $12,934. Read more

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NY Construction Accidents cause Record Number of Fatalities

The New York construction industry is facing questions about safety after a spike in work-related deaths. In 2016, construction accidents accounted for the highest number of industry fatalities in 14 years, according to a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Read more