Items Tagged with 'Utility workers'


Report touts success of ‘call before you dig’ message

Washington – Educational outreach efforts about a free service that helps locate and mark underground pipes, lines and cables may have contributed to a decrease in damaged utility lines despite an increase in construction activities, according to the latest Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report from the Common Ground Alliance.
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Communications towers

Communication tower safety

As the number of structures needing upgrades has increased, so have worker deaths
After 13 workers died at communication tower worksites in 2013 – more than the previous two years combined – OSHA and other stakeholders are taking a closer look at the safety of the industry.
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Alone but not alienated

Promoting safety among lone workers
Monitoring and managing the safe behavior of a workforce can be a difficult task, even in an enclosed environment. Although the term “lone worker” also covers those performing individual jobs on a worksite – such as a job task in an area of the plant that cannot be easily viewed by co-workers, or even a receptionist in a large office building – the needs of remote workers who cannot be supervised through conventional means present perhaps the greatest challenge.
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