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Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Illinois Contractors Face Liability for Subs’ Unpaid Wages

June 24, 2022

Via: ENR

A pair of amendments to Illinois state law aimed at preventing wage theft make construction contractors liable if subcontractors don’t pay their employees. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bills amending the state’s existing wage payment and collection law June 10. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

What OSHA’s National Emphasis Program means for employers

June 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

The dangers associated with heat related illness are well understood. However, deaths and serious illnesses continue to occur, and may increase in time, because of increased frequency of extreme temperatures. To emphasize its concern and take necessary action, OSHA is […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Federal Highway Administration updates bridge inspection standards

May 16, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will update the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for highway bridges with a new rule that goes into effect on June 6. The new rule was issued by FHWA on May 6. According to the […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

FHWA Revamps Bridge Inspection Standards

May 12, 2022

Via: ENR

After years of drafting and reviews, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a final rule that updates and revises its highway bridge inspection standards for the first time since 2009. The new regulation, published in the Federal Register on […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

April 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has for a second time proposed increased injury and illness reporting for employers — as well as a change that would make that data public — and business advocates are again pushing back. OSHA […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Moves to Oust Arizona Worker Safety Enforcement, Administer Federal Standards

April 20, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Labor is moving to revoke Arizona’s occupational health and safety plan and bring the state under federal standards as it says the state’s own standards have fallen short of federal requirements in a “pattern of failures.” […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

What should employers take away from the White House’s latest COVID-19 plan?

March 31, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. organizations have joined the momentum to reopen physical workspaces after more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Biden administration laid out a plan that, in part, sought to clarify the White House’s approach for […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOE unveils new efficiency standards for federal buildings

March 30, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Designed for HVAC professionals, the 2019 edition of ASHRAE’s Standard 90.1 code includes more than 100 energy-focused updates since the last edition was published in 2016. In addition, the 2021 IECC incorporates significant changes over the 2018 edition, including: Increased […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Court Reinstates Feds’ ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Calculation

March 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. government’s ability to weigh the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions in federal rulemaking—and with it the potential resumption of delayed leasing for oil and gas drilling on public lands—has been restored, following the U.S. Court of Appeals […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

DOL announces proposed rule to update powered industrial trucks standard for general industry, construction

February 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and […]