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Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA has designated June 12-18 as “Safe + Sound Week,” calling on organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. Participation can help with the launch of such programs or energize existing ones, the agency notes, underscoring three core elements:

Source: Arcadis U.S. Inc., Highlands Ranch, Colo.

More than half of water utility leaders have yet to embrace innovation and risk missing out on important “sustainability dividends,” according to “Empowering Water Utility Innovation,” a new report released ahead of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, June 11-15 in Philadelphia.

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program has received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective borrowers in communities across 19 states, each seeking to partner with the agency to invest in local water supply or wastewater treatment and conveyance projects.

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

NCMA and ICPI honor 142 plants in their 2016 Safety Awards Program, recognizing members who demonstrate exemplary accident prevention and worker protection. Eligibility is based on the lowest number of or no reportable injuries as documented by OSHA 300A logs (or equivalent Canadian injury reports) for the calendar year.

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Grain Valley, Mo.; CP staff

Citing “insufficient data or information to support moving forward with a rulemaking,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn a proposal expanding the scope of commercial motor vehicles warranting a minimum amount of insurance per truck, potentially increasing annual coverage from $750,000 to $4 million.