What to Do When LOTO is Not Feasible

FDR Safety

I’m finding clients who have excellent lockout/tagout programs but who have not taken the necessary step of identifying tasks where LOTO is not feasible. Your only recourse is to prove LOTO is not feasible. Document why power is needed and LOTO is not feasible. Determine if guarding per CFR 1910.212 is feasible to prevent exposure to the hazard. The post What to Do When LOTO is Not Feasible appeared first on FDRsafety

Agreement to kick start feasibility study of Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop

Construction Dive

Hyperloops and other high-speed tube systems are gaining ground in the U.S., with several proposed routes and studies underway

Missouri coalition to study St. Louis–Kansas City hyperloop feasibility

Construction Dive

Engineering firm Black and Veatch is leading the study and donating $400,000 worth of services as part of the effort

UK Report: Swansea Bay Tidal Power Plant Is Feasible

ENR Construction

The world’s first tidal lagoon power plant could move forward as a result of the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the European Union, maybe in 2019

Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

Optimizing the value of sustainability

The Southeastern region of the United States is an energy conundrum, comprising about one third of the demand in the country, yet having the lowest capacity for renewable energy (about 6%). This discrepancy is an incredible obstacle to any proposed Renewable Energy Portfolio (RPS) aimed at substantially reducing the nation’s carbon emissions. To reach a [.]. Energy Renewable Energy EBS Team

Conceptual Estimating is ideal for project feasibility study

Construction Cost Estimating

A well developed conceptual estimate is based on the study of historical project cost factors and result in forecasting rapid estimates & accurate cost for project feasibility studies, budgeting and financing the finished products, financial evaluation of a number of alternative projects etc.

Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

Optimizing the value of sustainability

The Southeastern region of the United States is an energy conundrum, comprising about one quarter of the demand in the country, yet having the lowest capacity for renewable energy (about 6%). This discrepancy is an incredible obstacle to any proposed Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) aimed at substantially reducing the nation’s carbon emissions. To reach a [.]. Renewable Energy Blogmaster Hoang EBS Team

7 Ways to Minimize Schedule and Budget Risks from Environmental Requirements

ENR Construction

Most transmission projects of any significance face risks to schedules and budgets at every step—from feasibility, siting, permitting and design to construction and operation

Port of New Orleans considering $1B expansion

Construction Dive

Port officials hired AECOM to conduct a $300,000 feasibility study to determine whether the site could accommodate the proposed facility

DebunkTheBIM: ?We looked around in the market and found nothing.

DebunkTheBIM

DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people. I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.

RECONNAISSANCE SURVEY METHODS FOR HIGHWAY ROUTE SELECTION

The Constructor

Reconnaissance survey is done to examine the general character of the area for the purpose of determining the most feasible route or routes for. Surveying Roads Transportation

Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

FDR Safety

We use risk assessment and feasible risk reduction methodology that is part of the ANSI B11 family of general industry machine safety standards. This blog is targeting small employers, especially those involved with sheet metal fabrication.

OSHA 130

Mass timber: From 'What the heck is that?' to 'Wow!'

BD+C

After years of feasibility studies and design proposals, buildings six stories or taller constructed primarily from pre-engineered wood products are being considered in cities around the world Big timber is sprouting up in cities in North America and abroad.

Missouri Explores Hyperloop From St. Louis to Kansas City

ENR Construction

30 an agreement to produce a feasibility study for a 248-mile hyperloop route, connecting Kansas City, Columbia, Mo., The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition—a public-private partnership that includes the Missouri Dept.

Defining acceptable risk in LOTO or machine guarding

FDR Safety

Safety professionals concerned with safety, efficiency and compliance should have the concepts of “acceptable risk” and “feasibility” in the forefront of their thinking. In every case, the “acceptable risk” and “feasibility” of lockout/tagout or machine guarding was the central issue. we also find the definition for acceptable risk and an informative note that provides significant real-world guidance on ‘feasibility”: “3.1

Risk 122

Euro Grid Operator Eyes $1.8 Billion North Sea Wind Islands

ENR Construction

How to Achieve Acceptable Risk with TaBRA

FDR Safety

Key to learning how risk assessment and feasible risk reduction work together is to undergo experiential learning. A typical “Train the Trainer” process is a 1½-day learning session described below: Brief Introduction and Overview of the session, including description of Task Based Risk Assessment (TaBRA) and feasible Risk Reduction.TaBRA is a methodology designed to capture all the steps of a defined task by asking the worker to share his / her experience in performing the task.

Risk 100

? Updated ANSI standards a significant tool for U.S. industry

FDR Safety

A new series of ANSI standards is now available to assist employers in assessing how to comply with OSHA standards, determine feasible safeguards or harmonize with ISO and U.S. Risk assessment provides the foundation to select feasible safeguarding. is seen from the language defining acceptable risk and feasibility: A cceptable risk: A risk level achieved after risk reduction measures have been applied.

Arup USA Inc. Awarded $1.5M Contract to Study Boston's North-South Rail Link

ENR Construction

to conduct a feasibility study of Boston’s so-called North-South Rail Link, a proposed project to build a tunnel that would connect the city’s two main rail stations, North and South stations. The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Arup USA Inc.

ANSI B11 and risk assessment: The best kept secret in safety

FDR Safety

Risk assessment, or RA for short, will guide you in the application of feasible risk reduction controls. Remember that the goal of risk assessment is to achieve feasible risk reduction. That which might have been readily feasible during design is often no longer feasible after something is built. My goal in writing this blog post is to whet the appetite of those who may not be sufficiently familiar with ANSI B11 , the series of U.S.

Israel and Jordan Sign Pact to Build $1B Pilot Red-Dead Canal

ENR Construction

Project is a prototype for a $10-billion scheme the bank said in 2013 was feasible; countries will share water supplies; tenders are set to come out by year end. Infrastructure

The Apis Cor 3D Printer: Build a House in 24 Hours

Construction Dive

Surprisingly, this product, under development and looking for investors, looks feasible. Operating like a tower crane in the center of the structure, the device raises itself for each pass, laying down a mix fed by a concrete truck. Click here to watch the video and let us know what you thin

3D Printer on the Moon?

Collaborative Construction

The article linked below describes efforts underway at NASA to address the feasibility of landing a 3D printer on the surface of the moon and using native materials to "print" structures on the moon.

OSHA starts evaluation of construction industry noise standards

BD+C

OSHA is planning to issue a request for information in November to gauge the effectiveness and feasibility of adopting more noise-hazard requirements The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun evaluating the potential for a new process noise in construction standard.

It's Alive! First-Ever 3D-Printed Excavator Unveiled

Construction Equipment

The excavator is a prototype what is possible in large-scale additive materials (AM) technologies and proved the feasibility of printing with metal alloys

Revenue Projections

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics: We have submitted a feasibility study regarding revenue projections of a parking garage to be built at a sports facility. Feasibility Stymied Dear Stymied, I think this a situation that does not initially involve ethics. The project owner thinks are projections are too low because we based our study on scheduled events and not possible, non-booked events such as ice shows; kid shows; etc.

Revenue Projections

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics: We have submitted a feasibility study regarding revenue projections of a parking garage to be built at a sports facility. Feasibility Stymied Dear Stymied, I think this a situation that does not initially involve ethics. The project owner thinks are projections are too low because we based our study on scheduled events and not possible, non-booked events such as ice shows; kid shows; etc.

Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

In this scenario, the client’s priority was choosing a financially feasible location and getting an idea of general costs, rather than design, so we were hired before the architect.

New cross-laminated timber fire tests back proponents of high-rise wood structures

BD+C

The Framework Project, LLC announced that the company has successfully completed two significant fire tests on Cross-laminated Timber as a building material, “demonstrating for the first time the feasibility of tall mass timber buildings in the U.S.”.

Workplace pilots: Test. Learn. Build

BD+C

Pilot studies are routinely performed in the development of products, technology, research, and services, in order to test the feasibility of an idea on a small scale with minimal financial investment. This same testing process can also be utilized by organizations planning a strategic workplace design to drive business performance.

A live demonstration on Raft versus Pile Foundation

Construction Cost Estimating

A raft foundation is ideal for feasibly inconstant soils, or soils which are extremely flexible. A spread footing is also ideal for feasibly unsteady soils. If the gaps of footing are nearer, a raft foundation is recommended.

5 Ways To Give High Fives To Remote Employees

Construction Marketing Blog

And if online conversations aren’t feasible, snail mail with a leadership signature is still a meaningful instrument for staff appreciation. Written by Carla Corban Kath, Director of Customer Success Strategy at Staffbase. Recognition drives results. And it doesn’t cost much either.

Important LOTO Ruling for Die Changes

FDR Safety

If you are having problems applying LOTO to certain tasks that require power, read my previous blog on “What to do when LOTO is not feasible,” or contact FDRsafety at 1-888-755-8010 or info@fdrsafety.com. A decision by the Occupational Safety Health and Review Commission offers importance guidance to all industries, particularly stamping, about when OSHA’s lockout/tagout regulations should be applied and when not.

Solar panels could be required on most new construction in San Francisco

BD+C

The rule would apply to commercial and residential buildings alike, wherever feasible. A San Francisco city councilor will propose a new regulation that could soon mandate solar panels on most new construction in the city and on many existing apartment buildings.

IMPROVING INDOOR AIR QUALITY

The Safety Blog

If you can feasibly get rid of the item or process causing the contaminant, substitute it with a non- (or less-) toxic alternative, or use it in a manner which prevents it from coming into contact with workers, do it. If this is not feasible, then you’ll want to install workplace features that eliminate the hazard or minimize it to permissible levels, such as local exhaust systems, dilution ventilation, or air cleaning and filtration.

Brighouse Elementary School

SAB Magazine

Construction of the new school followed a seismic analysis of the existing structure, which determined that upgrading to current code standards was not economically feasible and that deconstruction of all but the gymnasium was the most practical approach to renewal.

5 Success Factors for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing Blog

Although we want to document everything, it’s not feasible. Since the economy’s slow improvement, the construction industry has seen growth as well. The issue, however, is the growth is mixed.