Photo courtesy of NIOSH Hydraulic fracturing kicks up massive amounts of silica dust, a known health hazard linked to lung cancer. Photo by Tudor Van Hampton for ENR Chris Sneden, marketing manager for 3M, demonstrates a new tablet app on the National Safety Council exhibit floor in Orlando. Related Links: NIOSH on Frac Sand Dust Is Part of a Road-Milling Crew's Daily Grind The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is halting the development of a long-awaited silica dust regulation to study the respiratory hazards created during hydraulic fracturing operations. New research released earlier this year shows that fracking
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.