In Episode 98, the Newscast covers common sense reform of Clean Water Act Permitting and OSHA investigations of 2023 construction fatalities. Brock starts with the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman outlining Clean Water Act reform to create a fair, transparent process. This week's feature outlines four 2023 OSHA construction fatalities investigations and their relation to daily operations in the drilling industry.  

 This Episode Covers:

  • Clean Water Act rollback 
  • Nationwide permit process reform
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 
  • OSHA fatality investigation of four men under the age of 40 
  • Trench Safety 
  • Confined Space & Hydrogen Sulfide Gas 
  • Heat-related Illness
  • Crane operator dies after striking a 13,200 volt power line


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