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New Construction Advances in March

Highway Construction In March Increases 26 Percent; Bridge Construction Climbs 45 Percent.

By Mark S. Kuhar

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Working with Reporters

You Are Helping Them, Not The Other Way Around.

By Thomas J. Roach

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How To Handle Criticism At Work

If You Do Not Handle It Well, It Can Derail Your Career.

By Steve Schumacher

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MSHA Issues Preliminary Mine Safety Data for 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data for calendar year 2013, updating the “Mine Safety and Health at a Glance" page. The charts include information on inspections; violations; number of mines and miners; and fatality and injury rates for coal, metal and nonmetal, and all mining.

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Judge Hammers Company for Firing Worker Where Boss Violated LOTO

By Ellen Smith

ALJ Jacqueline Bulluck raised a proposed fine of $30,000 to $45,000 against a company for firing a known whistleblower after the company tried to hold the rank-and-file miner responsible for his supervisor’s breach of the lock-out tag-out policy.

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