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OSHA Rules Still in Force During Pandemic

OSHA Rules Still in Force During Pandemic

Heightened awareness of the invisible hazard a top priority By Michael Downes 811 Magazines While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on nearly every aspect of American life, work in the construction and utility industries continues full steam ahead. And...

Liability, Now What?

Liability, Now What?

By Virginia Reames The Policy Center Jackson, MS One of the requirements for getting a contractor’s license is showing the Board of Contrators that you have liability insurance. Because technically, every board that issues any kind of license can be held liable if one...

A Deadly Wall of Dirt

A Deadly Wall of Dirt

By Benjamin W. Montoya, MSA President, Tri-State Safety Services LLC Imagine this: You’re at work performing your daily tasks when out of the blue a coworker pulls out a revolver. He takes all but one bullet out, spins the cylinder, slams it shut and asks you to put...

What Can White Lining Do for You?

What Can White Lining Do for You?

By Keidre Adams Texas811 Do you get frustrated when you reach a job site, ready to begin work only to find out that your job was not marked correctly? Yes, of course you do! With the rise of excavations spreading across the state of Texas, time is of the essence. You...

CenterPoint Energy Employee Award Recognizes Damage Prevention Leaders

CenterPoint Energy Employee Award Recognizes Damage Prevention Leaders

CenterPoint Energy created the inaugural CenterPoint Energy Damage Prevention Award to recognize an employee who demonstrates the leadership qualities necessary to drive progress in the damage prevention industry. The first recipient of this inaugural award was James...

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