Surveyor Safety

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Getting Out in Bad Weather a Worthwhile Learning Experience for Surveyors

By Jeffrey Turner
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Many years ago, at my first place of employment, I was paid even if we were “rained out.”


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Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring

By Angus Stocking LS
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Keeping workers safe on a rocky, steeply sloped mountainside requires precise, reliable monitoring.


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Surveyors Need to Know About OSHA's Proposed Silica Standard

By Ronald E. Koons
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I was speaking with a surveyor a few weeks ago and I migrated to a comment on Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed silica regulations. He commented that he didn’t see how that could affect the surveying profession. After I briefly explained the proposal and what it encompassed, he quickly changed his mind.


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7 Keys to a Successful RFP Response

Are you ready to respond to the next big RFP? Before you send it off, check these important parameters to give yourself a greater chance of success.
By Robert Cooper CIC, CRM
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The invitation to provide a response to a request for proposal (RFP) is often received with a sense of excitement because someone has recognized your professional expertise and has requested your services.


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OSHA, Traffic Safety and the MUTCD

References to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) have been in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations since at least 2001 and possibly earlier.
By Ronald E. Koons
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In Subpart G of the 1926 Construction Regulations, three paragraphs for Signs, Flaggers and Barricades tie OSHA directly to the MUTCD for construction activities.


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Reducing Risk

By Christine Grahl
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With lives on the line and OSHA stepping up enforcement, safety compliance is more important than ever for today’s surveying and mapping firms.
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A High-Performance Fleet

By Sean McCormick
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Effective fleet management allows surveying and mapping firms to be safer, more productive and more profitable.
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A Closer Look at the EMR

By Ken Brown
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If your firm has ever been rejected for a contract because of its experience modification rate (EMR), then you know how damaging this number can be. What can you do to ensure this number is in your favor?
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Surveying History

By Matthew Parbs
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Every instrument in Abraham Lincoln’s National Museum of Surveying has a story.
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Safety Sense: A Two-Minute Inspection That Can Save a Life

By Ronald E. Koons
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I was talking with a surveyor recently just outside his office. As we were wrapping up our conversation, one of his crew vehicles pulled into the parking lot. Two workers got out of the van, and one opened the passenger-side door to retrieve some equipment. What I observed about that vehicle in just a couple of minutes could have generated both OSHA and law enforcement citations, not to mention possible worker injuries or fatalities.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.

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POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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