Safety: The Universal Language? Literacy and Language Challenges in the Workplace

By Mark A. Lies II and Adam R. Young The American “melting pot” becomes increasingly diversified and employers look to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Throughout the decade, the job market has tightened, and employers face inevitable issues related to language and comprehension in the workplace. Employers can no longer assume that qualified workers speak or write in English. Employers who hire non-English speaking...

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How the Bottled Water Industry Fooled Us All

While checking out CSDA’s Facebook feed this week, I came across a post where an operator was bragging about how his company’s owner provided employees with an ice machine, coolers, water and Gatorade, and asked if anyone else’s companies did the same thing. Most of the comments stated that their company owners did something similar or provided them with cash to purchase bottled water and sports drinks during the day to stay hydrated....

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Choosing the Right Antenna for GPR Investigations

The Business of GPR By Jami Harmon & Mark DeSchepper Antennas used with ground penetrating radar (GPR) come in different shapes and sizes. The largest antennas typically radiate the lower frequencies necessary to detect the deepest targets. The smallest antennas radiate the highest frequencies that provide the greatest resolution required to detect small, shallow targets. The “best” antenna for a job is the one with the highest...

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CSDA Shines In The Sunshine City
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CSDA Shines In The Sunshine City

For the second time in five years, CSDA professionals from around the world converged in St. Petersburg, Florida for the association’s annual Convention & Tech Fair, setting records for the second consecutive year. The association’s flagship event, held March 13-15 at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort in vibrant downtown St. Petersburg, was attended by a record-breaking number of attendees. It was the largest group to come...

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Controlling Concrete Dust
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Controlling Concrete Dust

The cutting, coring, grinding and polishing of dry concrete can generate lots of fine concrete dust. The control, collection, handling and disposal of concrete dust is environmentally sensitive with potentially very costly implications. Concrete dust contains silica and Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) which are hazardous and regulated by OSHA. The purpose of this document is to clarify many aspects of dry concrete dust control...

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