Assessing Feasibility

FDR Safety

The answers can be determined but only after documented due diligence using Task Based Risk Assessment (past blogs) and assessing feasibility of hazard controls. It is necessary to evaluate the application of the risk reduction measure against the following factors: Regulatory obligations Effectiveness Usability Durability and maintainability Ergonomic impact Economic feasibility Introduction of new hazards Productivity Machine performance Technological feasibility.

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

Study finds maternity benefits for construction tradeswomen financially feasible

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“This benefit is long overdue," said a union rep who has seen a leave program be successful. "We want to equip our members with what they need to both work in the construction industry and to raise a family "

Construction wearables' futuristic features are more feasible than you think

Construction Dive

The technology can help prevent accidents, improve efficiencies and enhance quality of life for construction workers, says an insurance official working with contractors on pilot programs

Agreement to kick start feasibility study of Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop

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

Virgin Hyperloop One study finds Missouri route feasible

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The company found that a connection between Missouri cities St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia would be commercially viable, safe and cheaper than driving

Black & Veatch Study Finds K.C. to St. Louis Hyperloop Feasible

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based engineering firm Black & Veatch released a feasibility study Oct. Leawood, Kan.-based 17 that said building a hyperloop transportation system along the 1-70 corridor—connecting the cities of St. Louis; Columbia, Mo.; and Kansas City—would be buildable and commercially viable and could cut travel times by three hours and generate $410 million in economic development locally

New York City Studies Feasibility of $1B Passenger Rail Line

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Design firms AECOM and WSP awarded $1.3 million contract to study 16-mile Brooklyn to Queens line

Feasibility of IGCC Non-Potable Water - Green Building Law Update

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Is It Feasible to Recover Cumulative Impact Costs?

Construction Dive

By Bruce Jervis Contractor recovery for the cumulative impact of multiple delays has always been controversial. It seems logical that repeated delays affect productivity and increase costs. But it is difficult to quantify. And, of course, there are questions of causation or responsibility for the various delays.Adding to the complexity of cumulative impact claims are contract clauses requiring prompt written notice of changed or delayed work, along with quantification of increased costs.

Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

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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

Report: Technologies to Remove Carbon from the Air are Feasible, but More Research is Needed

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The National Academies says technologies could be scaled up to help offset climate change

UK Report: Swansea Bay Tidal Power Plant Is Feasible

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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

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Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

Stok

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

Dream Projects: Feasibility Rankings and Meet the Judges

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The projects we profile in this special section all stretch the limits of what is possible. Technology

Report: Technologies to Remove Carbon from the Air are Feasible, but More Research Needed

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The National Academies says technologies could be scaled up to help offset climate change

Alberta Weighs $7B Hyperloop Between Calgary and Edmonton

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Province signed MOU to support 186-mile superspeed carrier as project awaits investors for $380M first-phase and has feasibility questions

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.

Port of New Orleans considering $1B expansion

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

Emory University Student Center wins the top award in 2020 Building Team Awards

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In mid-2013, a university-commissioned feasibility study determined that Emory needed a new, larger student center to replace its original student union, Alumni Memorial University Center, built in 1950, and the 70,000-sf Dobbs University Center, which was added to the AMUC in 1986.

Quick, Smooth and Effortless Top-Dressing

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Ecolawn’s ECO 600T top-dresser attachment makes handling heavier products feasible without sacrificing maneuverability

New Offshore Wind R&D Group Awards First Contract

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Public-private consortium wants $300K study to weigh floating wind farm platform feasibility

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

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

DebunkTheBIM

I wrote previously how I could not see ‘backyard’ or even professional-but-small-scale program writing feasible anymore and that the baseline expectation of a ‘standard’ user of any digital tool is so high that customisation of mainstream, off-the shelf products should be considered first. DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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7 Ways to Minimize Schedule and Budget Risks from Environmental Requirements

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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

Canada Producer Plans Global Cement Sector's First Carbon Capture System

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HeidelbergCement unit launches feasibility study to install technology to capture and store almost all carbon emissions for potential resale on the market

Orange County, Calif., Eyes Expanded Express Lanes

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is studying the feasibility of converting several existing freeway carpool lanes into tolled express lanes to help alleviate increasing congestion Orange County, Calif.,

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

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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.

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

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Hawaii Talks Underwater Tunnel Construction

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A bill that would require the Hawaii Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of a new route to connect Ewa, Hawaii to downtown Honolulu has cleared its first committee, the Honolulu Civil Beat reports. According to the article, the state would build an underwater tunnel for vehicle

A Wake-up Message for Employers or An Ounce of Prevention…

FDR Safety

What’s often missed and not understood is the in-between, where tasks are not minor servicing but LOTO is not feasible. In situations where LOTO is not feasible, an ALTERNATIVE METHOD is needed. Our risk assessment methods and means of determining feasible risk reduction have their foundation in the ANSI voluntary consensus standards recognized by OSHA. I continue to receive many requests for assistance on matters involving the control of hazardous energy.

Texas, Corps Outline $31 B Plan to Protect State's Coast

ENR Construction

The feasibility study and environmental impact study is the first step in a process to protect Texas's 3,359-mile coast from storm surge and sea-level rise

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.

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New Buildings Institute seeks entries for Zero Buildings Database

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This listing helps illustrate the feasibility of ultra low-energy buildings. The New Buildings Institute (NBI) seeks new entries for its Zero Buildings Database. The database represents North America’s most comprehensive listing of zero energy and zero carbon buildings, including verified projects and emerging projects that have a goal of getting to zero but have yet to achieve the outcome, according to NBI

? 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.

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

However, the ability for any management to foresee the thousands of maintenance tasks where a skilled worker must deal with gravity is not practicable nor feasible. The only practicable and feasible means of addressing this issue is to deal with it as part of your training for the control of hazardous energy. In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects.

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

However, the ability for any management to foresee the thousands of maintenance tasks where a skilled worker must deal with gravity is not practicable nor feasible. The only practicable and feasible means of addressing this issue is to deal with it as part of your training for the control of hazardous energy. In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects.

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 Complexity Of OSHA’s PSM Standard

FDR Safety

Using accepted ANSI standards, we are able to make use risk assessment, feasible risk reduction using the hazard control hierarchy and acceptable risk to solve real-world problems. When deciding that risk mitigation is needed, the concept of feasibility comes into play to demonstrate due diligence in complying with the OSH Act. FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where worker training is incomplete or lacking, especially in safety.

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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.