The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Big drop in fatalities for Michigan's Hardhats

Michigan's construction workers are working safer. ..

OSHA law improves safety, but toll on workers continues

A comparative study of workplace safety records in Michigan and across the nation provides a strong endorsement of the historic benefits of state and federal OSHA groups

But in a business environment where employers are demanding continuous improvement from employees, it's fair for workers to ask state and federal safety regulators, "what have you done for us lately?" Some of the job safety and fatality statistics in Michigan and across the nation contain good news for workers - but they also show a real need for improvement ..

Trades playing the right notes during Orchestra Hall renovation

While the Detroit Symphony Orchestra takes its summer break, the building trades and construction manager George W. Auch are making a guest appearance in the DSO's home, Orchestra Hall, renovating and expanding the architectural gem. ..

Construction levels up from 2001

New construction increased 4 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $496.6 billion, according to the Dodge Division of McGraw-Hill. Greater activity was reported across a wide range of project types, resulting in moderate growth for the industry's main sectors. ..

Quiet, please: Industry needs to look at stopping construction noise at its source By Scott Schneider Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America