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August 26, 2019 | by: NDA
On this episode, NDA’s Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, speaks with Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and his staff about the new drug and alcohol clearinghouse and what employers need to know. Later, Kevin will speak with Jim Graham of Winter Environmental about the upcoming World Demolition Summit and update you on the latest legislative and regulatory developments.
From gov.uk. All that remains of the First Generation Reprocessing Plant stack is a 9 metre stub. A painstaking 30-month project has removed 52 metres of the structure. The stack had to be demolished by hand because of its proximity to hazardous nuclear buildings on the Sellafield site.
August 21, 2019 | by: NDA
From daytondailynews.com. According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more male construction workers take their lives than any other industry.
From the National Law Review. Last May Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcing various provisions of the agency’s requirements of the beryllium standard. Since then, for the construction and shipyard industries, only the permissible exposure limits and short term exposure limit are being enforced until OSHA undertakes additional rulemaking for those industries. It appears OSHA is taking steps toward rulemaking and has announced that it will address a proposed rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in the construction industry at an upcoming Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (“ACCSH”) meeting.
The Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) is proud to announce SB 1636 was signed in to law on August 20, 2019 by Governor J.B. Pritzker. P.A. 101-0432 is effective immediately. This new law amends the Contractor Prompt Payment Act in Illinois, and lowers retainage from 10% to 5% once 50% of a construction project is complete.
August 20, 2019 | by: NDA
From Waste Today. Matanya Horowitz founded Louisville, Colorado-based AMP Robotics in 2014 with a mission to change the way materials are recycled. Through AMP’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered robotic sorting solutions, operators at material recovery facilities (MRFs) that process municipal solid waste and recycling facilities in construction and demolition (C&D), e-waste and metal scrap can cut down on contamination while reducing their reliance on manual sorters.
From Construction & Demolition Recylcing. The National Demolition Association (NDA) recently announced that William “Bill” Gumbiner had passed away July 26. Gumbiner served for 12 years on the NDA board of directors, chaired a number of committees including the annual convention committee, and was instrumental in preparing the NDA Safety Manual.
August 15, 2019 | by: NDA
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1. The agency is also requesting information about other construction equipment and tasks that generate silica that it should consider adding to Table 1, along with information about their associated engineering and work practice control methods. NDA will be submitting comments.