Great Lakes Trenchless News

  • Training the Next Generation of HDD Operators

    When working underground, training is paramount, unfortunately the industry is facing a shortage of qualified operators who can do the work. Ask HDD contractors, they will tell you there is not a shortage of work in North America, but there is a shortage of operators to do the work. This hampers a company’s ability to add additional crews and in turn purchase new equipment.

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  • OSHA "Hot" Over Heat Stress

    OSHA is now focusing on heat related illnesses in the workplace even though it has no Standard which specifically addresses working in a hot environment. It is aggressively pursuing employers and, in a Washington memo to OSHA’s Regional Administrators, it stated that “this memo directs the Field to expedite heat-related inspections and to issue Citations … as soon as possible.”...

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  • Medical Marijuana is Here - Now What?

    Ohio has just become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana and, most importantly, this probably ends any ballot initiative to amend Ohio's Constitution this Fall to allow recreational marijuana – just what the Statehouse hoped. Governor Kasich signed the legislation on June 8 and it becomes effective in early September, but various state agencies...

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