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OSHA, panel renew pact to protect airline workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has renewed an alliance with the Airline Ground Safety Panel to address hazards and worker injuries related to operating aviation ground support equipment.The Airline Ground Safety Panel...

'Smoke-free' study finds big benefits

Laws that end smoking at work and other public places result in significantly fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory conditions, a new analysis performed by researchers at the University of California at on...

Avista-SCC lineworker training program climbs in popularity

Avista-SCC lineworker training program climbs in popularity

A pre-apprentice lineworker school in Spokane has filled early with 54 students for a Jan. 2 session designed to teach both technical skills in the classroom and daily power-pole climbs in varied weather conditions.Under a partnership between of...

Rehabilitation facility brings transit indoors

Rehabilitation facility brings transit indoors

Paul Swanson, a patient at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, and his physical therapist talk through each step of the process it takes to transfer from a wheelchair to the passenger seat of the nearby car. Ten feet away sits part of an airplane...

Engineers' interest in green practices growing, study finds

An environmental consciousness is rising in the occupational mindset of engineers, who are showing a heightened interest in incorporating energy-saving and other green initiatives in product design projects, says a survey conducted jointly by the a...

Safety should be a factor in active design, report says

Designing or modifying buildings and communities to encourage physical activity must include strategies to maximize safety. A report released earlier this fall titled "Active Design Supplement: Promoting Safety" provides explicit guidelines for and...

Architecture index shows strong growth

Architecture firms reported an improvement in business conditions for the second consecutive month in September, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) climbed to a score of 51.6, reflecting the strongest growth in nearly two years. With the a...

More work, less space

More work, less space

Copeland Architecture & Construction Inc., of Spokane, has seen an uptick this year in custom home design and building projects, after riding out three years of slow residential construction activity, during which it handled more commercial design...

MW Consulting thrives on work for repeat clients

MW Consulting thrives on work for repeat clients

MW Consulting Engineers PS, of Spokane, says it has relied on its reputation with local clients to maintain a steady workflow through the recession, and it has strengthened its relationship with the U.S. Department of State to help land complex the...

Car dealers increase their charitable giving, survey finds

Survey data show that nearly two-thirds of U.S. car dealers have increased their charitable contributions in 2012 compared with 2011. In addition, more than half of those who responded said they plan to increase their charitable contributions in by...

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