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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

OSHA law improves safety, but toll on workers continues

Date Posted: July 19 2002

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...

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

Date Posted: July 19 2002

Editor's note: when it comes to preventing hearing loss in the construction industry, there's often no substitute for wearing personal protection devices like ear plugs and ear mufflers. But occupational health...

Trades playing the right notes during Orchestra Hall renovation

Date Posted: July 19 2002

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...

Federal jobless money will be used to plug leaks in state budget

Date Posted: July 5 2002

LANSING - With a state budget shortfall approaching $400 million, the Engler Administration has been looking under every rock for revenue sources that will help balance Michigan's books. In April,...

Local 58 powerboater paying his 'Dooz'

Date Posted: July 5 2002

Volunteering on a rescue boat during the Detroit Thunderfest last year, IBEW Local 58 member Pingree Conflitti soaked up the world of powerboat racing. This year, he's taken the plunge....


Date Posted: July 5 2002

Feds seek union help for security WASHINGTON (PAI) - President Bush's homeland security director, Thomas Ridge, has asked a group of union presidents for specific help from workers on security....

Scout's honor: Mix-Fix volunteers improve ranch

Date Posted: July 5 2002

METAMORA -There are always chores to do at a ranch, and the D-Bar-A Boy Scout Ranch isn't any different. On Saturday, May 11, a lot of those tasks were taken...

Two firms join 'race to the bottom'

Date Posted: July 5 2002

Somehow, tens of thousands of employers across Michigan and the nation manage to make a fair profit for themselves, while paying their workers a collectively bargained wage. In our cutthroat...

Work remains before trades hand off Ford Field

Date Posted: July 5 2002

We don't know how the Detroit Lions will perform at Ford Field this year, but there's little doubt that the performance of the building trades and their employers has brought...

All trades urged to use caution around high (or low) wires

Date Posted: June 21 2002

Even veteran electricians can benefit from a few safety reminders when it comes to working around high-voltage. For that matter, non-electricians can benefit, too. About 140 construction workers are killed...

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