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OSHA sets fall-prevention campaign’s National Safety Stand-Down

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

OSHA and companion federal agencies have designated May 2-6 as the third annual National Safety Stand-Down, reminding or educating construction employers and workers of the serious dangers of falls—the leading cause of fatalities stemming from site accidents.

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Columbia Machine acquires European peer Techmatik

Sources: Columbia Machine Inc., Vancouver, Wash.; CP staff

The acquisition of Radom, Poland-based Techmatik S.A., a leader in paving stone mold, big board machinery, handling and cubing solutions, plus batching and mixing equipment strengthens Columbia Machine’s global customer support and manufacturing capabilities.

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Council website highlights chemistry in building and construction materials

Sources: American Chemistry Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched www.BuildingWithChemistry.org to inform architects, specifiers, interior designers and other building and construction professionals about green building codes and standards; materials selection; and, the role of chemistry in developing innovative, sustainable solutions.

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