(WASHINGTON)— Four of the nation’s top transportation design and construction companies were recognized May 10 with “Helping Hand Awards” by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF).
ARTBA Releases 13 Fact Sheets to Help Prevent Transportation Project Fall-Related Death & Injuries; Timing Coincides with “National Safety Stand-Down” Week
(WASHINGTON) - The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) May 3 released 13 new fact sheets designed to assist transportation construction industry firms in preventing fall-related deaths and injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), almost 40 percent of all construction fatalities are fall-related. Falls are the second-leading cause of death [...]
(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is asking the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to clarify its position on whether state transportation departments can use federal-aid highway funds to purchase movable safety barriers. “There is no greater responsibility for those of us involved in the provision of transportation infrastructure than to do all that [...]
Earth Day 2016: Transportation & the Environment Full of Good News Stories; Permanent Highway Trust Fund Fix Part of the Solution for the Future
(WASHINGTON) - On the 46th annual Earth Day observance April 22, the men and women of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry remain committed to protecting the environment while also providing good jobs, economic development opportunities, and safe and efficient travel for the nation. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its 6,500 members [...]
#NWZAW2016 : Kick-Off Event Takes Place April 12 in Ohio (WASHINGTON) - Public and private sector transportation safety advocates are coming together to spotlight the unique hazards that exist for workers and motorist in road construction zones with an April 12 news conference hosted by the Ohio Department of Transportation. On average, nearly 600 people, [...]
(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) April 4 filed suit in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to thwart the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) final regulation for exposure to crystalline silica. “OSHA’s silica regulation is based on flawed science, flawed economic data, and flawed logic,” ARTBA President Pete Ruane said. [...]
OSHA Silica Proposal Based on Faulty Economic Analysis & Could Actually Increase Risks for Road Construction Workers
(WASHINGTON)— The Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) March 24 final regulation for exposure to crystalline silica is based on outdated data and could actually increase health and safety risks for road construction workers, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. Crystalline silica is a basic component of dust from soil, sand, granite [...]
ARTBA to Host 3rd National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates July 13 in Washington, D.C.
Presidential & Congressional Elections Likely to Spur More Transportation Funding Legislation & Ballot Initiatives (WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is bringing together business professionals and public officials this summer to share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success in advancing legislative and ballot initiatives that boost transportation infrastructure investment. The event [...]
New Look & Expanded Content Powering the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse Website
www.workzonesafety.org (WASHINGTON)— The world’s largest online resource dedicated to improving safety in roadway construction zones has moved to the next level with the launch of a brand new website, expanded content and a new search function to make it easier for its users to access critical information. According to federal government data, more than 600 [...]