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House to vote on infrastructure bill by Sept. 27

August 27, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) this week announced her commitment to passing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill in the House by Sept. 27, 2021. “Passing an infrastructure bill is always exciting for what it means in terms of […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA proposes $1.3M fines after construction worker deaths in Boston

August 19, 2021

Via: ISHN

Federal workplace safety regulators on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, proposed $1.3 million in penalties for the construction company that employed two men who died when they were struck by a dump truck and pushed into a 9-foot (2.75-meter) deep trench […]


Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

OSHA launches weekend jobsite inspections in Colorado

June 23, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Carol Sigmond, a partner in the construction practice group at law firm Greenspoon Marder, said the move is in line with how the agency has rolled out initiatives in the past, by focusing on problem areas. “If they see a […]


Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

New York City cracks down on construction site safety

June 10, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

This month, the New York City Department of Buildings deployed teams of enforcement inspectors to perform safety inspections at the city’s larger and more complex construction sites. The action followed the deaths of three construction workers over a two-week period. […]


Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

Bipartisan House Caucus unveils infrastructure framework

June 10, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday released Building Bridges: A Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Framework. The goal of the framework is to help break the gridlock on the latest infrastructure negotiations and encourage their colleagues to continue […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Roundup: Protecting workers goes beyond COVID-19 protocols

June 4, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane in many areas of the country, construction employers aren’t letting their guard down when it comes to keeping their workers safe and healthy. Even though the threat of COVID-19 infection seems to be […]


Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

NYC building inspectors crack down on large construction sites

June 3, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

“The recent spate of construction worker deaths in our city is tragic, senseless – and even worse, entirely avoidable,” La Rocca said. “The death of even one construction worker is wholly unacceptable.” During this sweep, DOB inspectors will be conducting site […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA Now Says Contractors, Other Employers Should Not Record Vaccine Reactions

May 24, 2021

Via: ENR

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reversed course on employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations on May 21. OSHA also changed guidance that previously said employers should record all adverse reactions to required vaccinations. The new guidance gives employers a roughly one-year […]


Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

How a Maryland County Created the Gold Standard for Building Emission Standards

May 21, 2021

Via: ENR

Montgomery County, Md. is generating significant buzz among U.S. jurisdictions interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings. After tightening eligibility requirements for an over-subscribed green building tax credit in September 2020, the Montgomery County council upped the ante […]


Construction Site Safety, News, Regulations

OSHA directs employers to follow CDC mask update

May 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

While the OSHA update allowing employers to follow the CDC recommendations relieves some pressure, employers may still be waiting on final guidelines from OSHA to determine their ultimate path forward. “If OSHA comes out and says, you know, employees have […]