Former Parsons Executive Bob O’Neil Dies

Bob O’Neil, a former ARTBA board member who helped build the Washington, D.C. subway system, died Feb. 3 in Bethesda, Md. He was 85. O’Neil spent his entire engineering career at De Leuw, Cather & Company, later part of Parsons Corporation, where he retired as a...

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How ‘Risk Compensation’ Jeopardizes Worker Safety

By Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza Safety experts have failed to eliminate injuries and fatalities from construction projects after decades of effort. That could be because workers are unintentionally offsetting their efforts. This “risk compensation” effect is analogous to...

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Biden & Senators Discuss Infrastructure at White House

By Lauren Schapker, vice president of legislative affairs, ARTBA A bipartisan group of four U.S. senators met Feb. 11 at the White House with President Joe Biden and the group discussed the importance of action this year on an infrastructure bill. “I've been around...

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Avoid Uniform COVID-19 Safety Standard, ARTBA Says

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA ARTBA this week continued to warn that a broad, indiscriminate emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 safety could unintentionally harm workers. Instead, measures that consider the specific characteristics of each...

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