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A look at Okanagan College's 26-week Residential Construction program that is offered at the Salmon Arm campus

The 26-week Residential Construction program is offered at the Salmon Arm campus and includes hand skills, safety training and trades math, and is ideal for those who enjoy physical activity, using tools and working both indoors and outdoors. 

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Meshwear Technologies introduces a new CW2 ventilated work pant

The new “CW2” is made from ripstop, poly/cotton weave to offer the comfort of cotton with the durability and colour retention of polyester.   The hard-wearing ripstop weave has become widely popular in workwear apparel.  

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Lightning monitoring system keeps satellite launch on schedule

Lightning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station nearly scrubbed the scheduled launch of the CYGNSS satellites from a Pegasus rocket carried aloft by a jet aircraft. The mission countdown was able to proceed when data from a lightning surveillance system proved that the launch vehicle and its payload were not damaged by the electrical storm. 

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Brigade Electronic Reiterates NTSB’s ‘Safety First’ Commitment for 2017

Like you, Brigade prioritizes transportation safety. Period. That’s why our business was set up, and why we continue to work hard for our customers -- across North America and beyond.

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SWANA expands 2017 Safety Awards program

The SWANA Safety Awards program began last year by recognizing winners in two categories: Best Safety Innovation and Biggest Safety Improvement. In 2017, the field will be expanded to recognize winners from each of SWANA’s 7 Technical Divisions. Members of SWANA’s Safety Committee will then choose an overall winner to be awarded as well. 

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Study: Safety codes can lead to over-built bridges, higher building costs

A UBC researcher says bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being ‘overbuilt’ and may still suffer extensive damages after a major earthquake.

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Evaluation, treatment and return to work of workers suffering from rotator cuff disorders

Musculoskeletal impairments of the shoulder are a major problem among the general population and workers in particular. This type of impairment affects the shoulder’s functional status and the quality of life of the individuals involved, and in the case of workers, sometimes leads to problems of absenteeism or losses of productivity.

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SWANA CEO Wins PRECO Electronics’ Annual Safety in Motion Award

The Safety in Motion Award is given annually to honor industry leaders who PRECO believes show initiative, imagination, and involvement regarding their approach to safety, distinguishing themselves as a voice of safety for the industry.

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Construction workers still at high risk for strains and sprains

Despite significant improvements in the last 25 years, U.S. construction workers are still at high risk for on-the-job injuries to muscles, tendons, joints and nerves, a new study reports.

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Construction work still a dangerous occupation even 36 years after Bentall tower tragedy in Vancouver

Safety regulations have evolved since the accident. But, B.C. Building Trades Union president Lee Loftus worries that some contractors within the industry are cutting corners to the detriment of workplace safety.

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Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors

The company has developed smart sensors for construction sites, as well as a backend system to turn all the data collected from the sensors into a system that gives both real-time alerts and long-term analysis of the risk level for these accidents.

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6 months after Mississauga explosion, 33 homes are still empty

It's been six months since the blast on Hickory Drive destroyed one house and damaged dozens of others, and 33 homes remain empty, according to Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

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Asbestos ban to be announced by federal government this week

Asbestos is known to cause deadly cancers and lung diseases, and has already been banned in Europe, Australia and Japan. The World Health Organization recommends replacing asbestos with safer substitutes.

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Nominations now open for Alberta Construction Safety Association’s Annual Achievement Awards

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Annual Achievement Awards will be held Saturday, 11 March  2017 at the Edmonton Marriott, River Cree Resort.



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PCL recognizes safety on Milton District Hospital project

With over 600 workers laboring over a 330,000 square foot floor plate, the project recently reached an impressive safety milestone with an excess of 700,000 hours worked without a lost time injury.

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