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General registration for the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s 2019 Annual General Meeting is now open.
Topcon Positioning Group announces its representatives’ participation in the Strategic Partner Panel and Alliance Partner Sessions during the upcoming Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London.
From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He's best known as the "dirtiest man on TV," a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. 
Quarry Tech's call for proposals is officially open! This is your opportunity to submit presentation proposals for Rock to Road’s upcoming Quarry Tech forums taking place in Richmond, B.C. and Moncton, N.B. 
GeoShack announces the arrival of the 2018 Topcon Technology Roadshow to the Toronto area. From September 26 to 27, the expandable semi-trailer truck with a seated theatre room and product showcase stops in Limehouse, Ont., along with the GeoShack team.
Managing workplace injuries was at the top of the agenda during the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association’s 2018 Fall Conference, which took place from Sept. 16 to 18 at the Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre in Kelowna, B.C.
What is silica? When you consider the many hazards workers face on a construction site, you probably wouldn’t think that dust poses too much of a danger to health. Well, think again. Many workplace activities that create dust can expose workers to airborne silica.
The construction industry has seen steady growth over the past decade, fuelled by significant building and infrastructure projects. However, finding skilled crane and heavy equipment operators has proven to be increasingly difficult. For example, a 2017 poll indicated that over 75 per cent of construction firms were having trouble finding skilled equipment operators.
In a recent Ontario case, a concrete subcontractor hired to form and pour a concrete slab drove stakes into to the aggregate base, below. The stakes punctured a storm water drainage pipe, which later backed up through the penetrations into the finished building.
Workers using personal fall protection systems sometimes instinctively grasp their systems’ rope grabs during falls. Some commercially available rope grabs are manufactured with “anti-panic” features that enable the rope grabs to work properly by locking onto the lifeline even when they are grasped. Some workers use Prusik slings as rope grabs. A Prusik sling, however, does not have an anti-panic feature. Therefore, grasping a sling’s Prusik knot can prevent the knot from tightening around the lifeline, allowing the worker to fall.
April 18, 2018 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its Civil Engineering and Civil Technology Scholarships.
December 6, 2017 - Companies constantly strive to make their businesses more productive and efficient.
October 31, 2017 – A free webinar aimed at simplifying audit preparation will be presented Nov. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October 16, 2017 - When you consider the many hazards workers face on a construction site, you probably wouldn’t think that dust poses too much a danger to health. Well, think again. Silica dust, which contains microscopic particles of crystalline silica can permanently damage your lungs over time, leading to diseases such as silicosis and lung cancer.
October 11, 2017 - Drone data is being used by leading mining companies all over the world to save time and money, while increasing safety. From waste rock material management to mine planning, companies are seeing a strong ROI.
August 14, 2017 - Kespry is hosting its “Using Drone Data for Aggregates Inventory Management” webinar on August 17 at 11 a.m. PST.
August 1, 2017 - Conveyors are one of the best productivity-enhancing tools available. Yet, conveyor-related injuries can cost employers millions of dollars annually and could be prevented with the right training, preparation and safety precautions.
July 5, 2017 - CarriersEdge, a leading provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is hosting an “ROI” webinar at 1 p.m. EST on July 11. The hour-long program, which includes the opportunity for audience questions, can help fleets determine if an online training program is a right fit for the company.  

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