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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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Weekly Top 10 – December 5

Thousands of Canadian building design and repair professionals visit the Construction Links Media websites on a weekly basis to read the latest news and search for products and services to help them with their projects. Below are the 10 most popular articles read by our website visitors over the past week as reported by our activity stats.

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Structural deficiency at Calgary Municipal Building forces office closures

The number of city workers forced out of their offices because of an improperly installed weight-bearing beam in Calgary's Municipal Building is now up to 500.

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Montreal's Turcot construction zone will feature vehicles with quieter reverse sound after noise complaints

Local residents should hear the piercing beep emitted by construction vehicles and trucks as they reverse less often, because Quebec's Transport Ministry has launched a pilot project that will replace that beep with an ear-friendly 'swooshing' noise.

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7 workers injured after falling from residential construction site East of Regina

Officials are investigating after seven people fell from a two-storey residential construction site Friday evening.

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Weekly Top 10 – November 28

Thousands of Canadian building design and repair professionals visit the Construction Links Media websites on a weekly basis to read the latest news and search for products and services to help them with their projects. Below are the 10 most popular articles read by our website visitors over the past week as reported by our activity stats.

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Construction site collapse kills dozens in China

Scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China collapsed into a deadly heap on Thursday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbling down on about 70 workers in the country's worst work-safety accident in over two years.

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Weekly Top 10 – November 21

Thousands of Canadian building design and repair professionals visit the Construction Links Media websites on a weekly basis to read the latest news and search for products and services to help them with their projects. Below are the 10 most popular articles read by our website visitors over the past week as reported by our activity stats.

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