The following information is from the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs: Struck-by incidents are a leading cause of death among construction workers, and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. Through an effort coordinated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training is hosting the first National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents during National Work Zone Awareness Week.
In an effort to help the asphalt pavement community understand how the coronavirus may be affecting our industry, NAPA created a web page dedicated to providing the latest updates and resources. Please check daily for breaking information on relevant legislation, best safety and health practices, ways to conduct training and maintain accreditation, and event cancellations.
The third week of April kicks off National Work Zone Awareness Week 2020 (NWZAW). To help combat distracted driving and improve work zone safety, NAPA developed the WatchForUs national public awareness campaign. This year, NAPA created a sheet of individual car window clings featuring various "stick figure" family members (and pets, too!) as well as separate hard hat and safety vest clings that can be affixed to the individuals. Build out your family on your rear window to help increase awareness of the WatchForUs message among the driving public.
Women of Asphalt are spotlighting 20 industry game changers in 2020: women in leadership, influencers, thought leaders and newcomers in the asphalt community. Do you know a standout? Nominate a worthy candidate today by clicking here! Nominees must: – Be a member of Women of Asphalt – Demonstrate success in the asphalt industry – Effect positive change in the industry – Exhibit willingness to share expertise with others in the field, including mentoring/serving as a role model for female professionals in the industry – Give back to their community through such activities as sitting on boards, volunteering, and donating time or expertise to help others.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for an Endowed Chair in Asphalt Technology. We are seeking a dynamic individual who will serve as a role model in both the quality and quantity of their teaching, research and service contributions. A sustained record of accomplishments, supported by well-defined national reputation and recognition is required. We welcome applications from tenured faculty currently at the rank of Professor and we will also consider applications from well-respected, high achieving tenured faculty members who currently hold the rank of Associate Professor.
At the NACE 2019 Annual Meeting in Wichita, KS, National Association of County Engineers presented APA with a plaque recognizing our 25 years of corporate sponsorship. APA proudly supports NACE and their worthwhile advocacy and educational initiatives.