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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions

Trades, contractors are final piece in the puzzle to build expanded shelter

Date Posted: June 22 2001

LACASA of Livingston County, a haven for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, will have more room to do its good work, thanks in part to the...

Trades help offer a better menu at NMU

Date Posted: June 22 2001

MARQUETTE - "Dorm food" - the barely palatable stuff indigestion is made of for many college students - won't be a problem at Northern Michigan University. That's because the building...

City grew up around old S-Curve; new version ready for the future

Date Posted: June 8 2001

GRAND RAPIDS - The state Department of Transportation called the recently completed reconstruction of the city's notorious U.S. 131 S-Curve "by far the largest and most complex civil engineering project...

Covenant Health Care project displays union-contractor skills

Date Posted: June 8 2001

SAGINAW - A tour last month of the new Covenant Health Care facility allowed Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 85 and the Bay Area Association of Michigan Mechanical Contractors to...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: June 8 2001

Jeffords' switch restores balance WASHINGTON - The state of affairs in our nation's capital just go a little more balanced for organized labor and all working people. U.S. Sen. James...

'Protection of the construction worker is clearly a matter of politics'

Date Posted: June 8 2001

The construction industry was exempt from the recent and short-lived OSHA ergonomic standard. Why? Is it the work environment at a construction site already in better ergonomic order than general...

Rebate checks (may be) coming

Date Posted: June 8 2001

Looking forward to your tax rebate check? It may not deliver all that's promised. Last month, Congress passed President Bush's tax cut, with the word that by this summer, the...

Study offers disquieting news about hearing mentality in trades

Date Posted: June 8 2001

Hearing loss is one of the most common maladies affecting construction workers - and one of the most easily preventable. New research out by the National Institute for Occupational Safety...

Summer's here, and time is right for 'Give 'em a Brake' campaign

Date Posted: June 8 2001

Doubling traffic fines, increasing highway signage and heightened promotional campaigns have been employed in recent years as ways to improve safety for road workers. All the efforts are aimed at...

Trades' issues grow cold on the back burner

Date Posted: June 8 2001

The U.S. construction industry was supposed to get its own standard for dealing with noise on job sites in 1983 - and today, we're still waiting. The extensive ergonomics standard...

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