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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

15-year study confirms deadly grip of falls

Date Posted: November 9 2001

A newly released, sweeping report by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirms that of all the hazards U.S. construction workers face, falls account for the most...

Effective safety planning effectively saves lives

Date Posted: November 9 2001

Most occupational safety experts now say that the best way to reduce occupational hearing loss is to lower noise levels at the source of the noise, through better engineering of...

For some in GOP, union members' political leanings are the greater security risk

Date Posted: November 9 2001

Over the last two months, most of the country - and amazingly, the U.S. Congress - have managed to put political ideology aside. Democrats and Republicans have rallied behind President...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 9 2001

Social consequences of injuries probed A free safety program directed at construction safety personnel, stewards and apprentices will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at...

Trades, contractors begin the end of long effort to build shelter

Date Posted: November 9 2001

Donations and hard work from the building trades, contractors and contractor associations are helping to bring a new domestic shelter to life. LACASA of Livingston County is erecting a new...

Unions, contractors get prepared for biological hazards

Date Posted: November 9 2001

Union members were a major help in the search and cleanup effort in the aftermath of the terrorist attack of World Trade Center towers. Here in Michigan, they're getting themselves...

What's on tap: a modernized version of Water Works Park

Date Posted: November 9 2001

Construction activity is flowing along nicely at the Water Works Park II project, where the building trades and their contractors are completely replacing the water filtration and pumping system that...

Another helpful effort by Heat's On volunteers

Date Posted: October 26 2001

Volunteers from several pipe trades locals put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces this fall, during various Heat's On programs. Volunteers from Plumbers Local 98, Plumbers and...

Displays of patriotism in these uncertain times

Date Posted: October 26 2001

OLD GLORY flaps in the wind above the Winter Garden, the huge glass-enclosed atrium that's being erected on the Detroit River side of the GM Renaissance Center. Standing behind the...

Freeze on jobless benefits still hurts workers

Date Posted: October 26 2001

Have you been laid off and applied for Unemployment Insurance? If so, you know first-hand the reality of the state's jobless benefits system, which limits the amount any jobless worker...

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