News and ideas from Dade Moeller, an NV5 Company.

NSC Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Reducing the Risk of Transportation Fatalities

March 27, 2017

Your employees probably spend many hours behind the wheel of a vehicle, and some may have an additional risk of working adjacent to traffic. Considering transportation fatalities accounted for 42% of all occupational fatalities in the United States in 2015 (up from 41% in 2014), let's discuss why there is such a high percentage of transportation fatalities and what we can do to lessen the risk.

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Respirable Crystalline Silica

OSHA’s Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction

March 20, 2017

As our understanding of the potential associated non-silicosis and non-cancer diseases are recognized in academic literature, we believe that retrospective and prospective claims and lawsuits will be forthcoming. There may even be some legal "double dipping." For example, an employee might claim or sue separately for exposure to both asbestos and silica. The way forward is treacherous and may require further legal counsel as claims arise. 

Based on these potential legal outcomes, NV5 recommends the following actions:

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Susan Winslow STEM Like Me

STEM Like Me!

March 6, 2017

Last month, Susan Winslow and Dalene Zabel of our Richland, Washington, office volunteered as “STEM Like ME!” mentors at McLoughlin Middle School in Pasco. The goal of the event was to get the 7th and 8th grade students excited about local STEM careers, as well as the skills, education, and training needed to pursue them.

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Alan Fellman 2017 NDSC

North Dakota Safety Council

Feb. 23, 2017

This week, NV5/Dade Moeller senior health physicist Dr. Alan Fellman attended the North Dakota Safety Council's Annual Safety & Health Conference in Bismarck. As part of the conference, Alan provided two training classes on Thursday of particular interest to the North Dakota oil and gas industry.

With generous permission from the North Dakota Safety Council, we are happy to share Alan's training slides with you.

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Science Fair Brett Rosenberg

Lewis & Clark Science Fair: Positively Charged!

Jan. 31, 2017

Several of our Richland, Washington, office staff volunteered their time to support the annual Science Fair at Lewis & Clark Elementary School. We had the great opportunity to visit with the students at their presentations, asking questions and providing feedback and support. It was such an inspiring day!

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