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October 02, 2019 | by: NDA
From JDSupra. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a September 9th report titled: EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“Report”)
From Construction & Demolition Recylcing. A new group in Pittsburgh is taking action to reduce children’s exposure to lead in the region through demolition activity.
The Lead-Safe Demolition Working Group, formed by the Institute of Politics at the University of Pittsburgh, recently proposed an ordinance with instructions on best demolition practices to reduce lead exposure, including wetting down a structure before, during and after demolition to control dust spreading, according to the Post-Gazette.
September 19, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The National Safety Council (NSC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019.
Associated Builders and Contractors' (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) fell to 8.5 months in July 2019, down 0.3 months or 2.9% from June 2019, when CBI stood at 8.8 months.
September 18, 2019 | by: NDA
From jdsupra.com. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (‘EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a September 9th report titled: EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“Report”). See Report No. 19-P-0302. The Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“Rule”) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, childcare facilities, and kindergartens built before 1978 must be EPA or state-certified.
September 17, 2019 | by: NDA
From oregonmetro.gov. Three local salvage and deconstruction businesses are the first recipients of Metro’s Investment and Innovation program grants for the 2019-20 cycle. While the program aims to invest in a broader swath of the garbage and recycling system, this year’s strongest applications came from organizations focused on preventing waste in the construction industry.
From affinitygroup.com. I recently received a call from a client asking what his rights were to fire an employee who was still in her probationary period. It was a good question which I answered with my own question: Why do you have a probationary period in the first place?
September 16, 2019 | by: NDA
From ConstructConnect. ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $50.2 billion (green shaded box, Table 3 below), +8.9% compared with July’s upwardly revised figure of $46.1 billion (originally reported as $45.4 billion). While July featured a wealth of mega project starts (four for more than $1 billion each, totaling $8.7 billion), August’s record was even better (five such projects adding to $18.7 billion). August’s largest groundbreaking was a $10 billion ExxonMobil ethane cracker in Texas.