NSC announces new safety management software. Called NSC Navigator, the web-based system helps organizations maintain compliance with safety regulations and manage a process of sustainable improvement. It will be available in January 2011. Learn more from NSC.
Safety fact sheets for cranes and derricks in construction. OSHA has developed two new safety fact sheets highlighting new crane standards and policies. The first, Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification explains new operator qualification and certification requirements. The second sheet, Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Assembly/Disassembly explains new assembly and disassembly requirements. Review OSHA fact sheets.
International Energy Conservation Code Now Available. Digital copies of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), published by the International Code Council (ICC), are now freely available for interested stakeholders. It is targeted to both homes and commercial buildings, with the goal of helping reduce energy consumption and emissions. The Department of Energy estimates the 2009 IECC will produce approximately 15 percent residential energy efficiency gains over the 2006 code. Register to receive the free code at the International Code Council.