Utility Contractor

SEP-OCT 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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Utility Contractor 9 Efficiency Production, a leading manufacturer of trench shielding and shoring equipment, announced the selection of Tim Hurst as the new Manager of the company's vaunted Special Operations Shoring Division. Hurst has been a Slide Rail installer and Shoring Specialist in the department for more than a decade. He has assisted in hundreds of Slide Rail System installations and has worked with contractors to help them use Efficiency's Slide Rail System. Hurst's primary responsibilities will be managing Dealer and Customer Relations; while also bidding, procuring, and scheduling Slide Rail installations. Hurst will manage the other Shoring Specialists in department—Mike Ross, Dan Meredith, and Joe Doerfner. Efficiency Production Announces Special Operations Shoring Division Manager The National Utility Contractors Association has announced that the registration is open for its annual fall Safety Directors Forum. The event will be held Nov. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Las Vegas. Tentative topics include: What Are Your Students Getting From Training?; Confined Space from the Fire Department Perspective; Trench Rescue From the Fire Department Perspective; Kick Backs with Hand Held Saws; Fall Protection for Underground Construction; Beryllium and Benzene Exposure; Damage Prevention and Cross Bores; Hazard Communication; and OSHA Update -- such as Silica, Beryllium, Cranes, Trenching, Confined Space. NUCA's two-day Safety Directors Forum offers the unique opportunity for safety management to network with other utility construction safety managers from across the country. Safety experts will present open- forum discussions on the most important and relevant safety information members need. If you have questions regarding SDF please contact George Kennedy at gsk137@gmail.com or 518.885.2560. Registration Open for NUCA Safety Directors Forum

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