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MSHA Issues Lockout/Tagout Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Lockout/Tagout alert. Electricity has killed three people in the mining industry since Aug. 7, 2019.

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Report Cites Need to Improve Infrastructure for Freight Transport

The ability of the nation’s freight transportation system to efficiently and safely accommodate the growing demand for freight movement could be hampered by inadequate transportation capacity, institutional barriers to enhancing the nation’s freight facilities, a lack of adequate funding for needed improvements to the freight network and a shortage of drivers, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. 

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Construction Spending Inches Higher in August

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during August 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,287.3 billion, 0.1% (±1.2%) above the revised July estimate of $1,285.6 billion. The August figure is 1.9% (±1.8%) below the August 2018 estimate of $1,312.2 billion. 

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InnerWill Leadership Institute Adds Board Members

The InnerWill Leadership Institute announced that three new members will be joining its board of directors: Greg McCann, Jack Mitchell and Katy Wilder Schaaf, Ph.D.

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Granite Hires Diversity Executive

Jorge A. Quezada has joined Granite as vice president of diversity and inclusion. In this newly created role, Quezada will report to Phillip M. DeCocco, senior vice president of human resources, and be responsible for implementing strategies that address Granite’s guiding belief that diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences enhance creativity and innovation.

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