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Archive December 2018

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds NLRBs Browning-Ferris Joint-Employer Test, Cautions Board on Rulemaking

In a long-awaited decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the controversial joint-employer standard articulated by the National Labor Relations Board in its 2015 Browning-Ferris decision. Browning-Ferris Industries of Calif., Inc. v. NLRB, D.C. Cir., No. 16-1028, 12/28/18.

Registration Open - Foundations of Demolition Estimating Course

The National Demolition Association is excited to offer a one-and-a-half day seminar focusing on Demolition Estimating. Throughout this workshop, attendees will learn proven estimating techniques for a wide variety of projects in multiple industries. From conducting an initial site visit to analyzing the success of a bid, this course offers something for everyone involved in demolition estimating.

$1.5B in transportation grants to revitalize infrastructure across U.S.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The grants support road, rail, transit, and port infrastructure projects across the country.

NLRB Further Extends Time for Submitting Comments on Proposed Joint-Employer Rulemaking

The National Labor Relations Board is extending the time for submitting comments regarding its proposed rulemaking to address its joint-employer standard for an additional 30 days. The submission window is currently open and interested parties may now file comments on or before Monday, January 14, 2019.

Court Rules in Favor of OSHA's Multi-Employer Citation Policy

  • By: NDA
  • On: 12/07/2018 12:49:31
  • In: Safety
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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger.  Seven other circuits had previously upheld OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy.

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Silica dust on the job site: Inconsistent regulations force the industry to play catch up

  • By: NDA
  • On: 12/06/2018 08:18:33
  • In: Safety
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It takes decades of breathing in the fugitive dust created by drilling, cutting and grinding concrete, stone and other materials containing crystalline silica for silicosis to scar and harden the lungs. The incurable disease is one of a handful caused by inhaling the ubiquitous mineral in its most hazardous form: respirable crystalline silica (RCS).

Whirlpool finalizing demolition plans for Plant No. 1

Although a previously planned start date for the razing of old Whirlpool Plant No. 1 has passed, Whirlpool officials say the process is expected to begin in January, after demolition preparation work is completed.

According to Whirlpool VP of communications and public affairs D. Jeffrey Noel, the company is currently working to finalize its demolition plans.

Clarksburg, WV, City Council to vote on second reading of ordinance for demolition program

The second and final reading of an ordinance relating to restarting the city’s program for demolishing condemned and dilapidated structures will be up for a vote during Thursday’s Clarksburg City Council meeting.

The ordinance, which would give council approval to the modification of the Clarksburg Urban Renewal Authority’s Urban Renewal Plan, places more than 70 structures onto the list of future demolitions, City Manager Martin Howe said.

National nonresidential spending increases 0.1 percent in October

National nonresidential spending increased 0.1 percent in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of recently released U.S. Census Bureau data. Total nonresidential spending for the month stood at $763.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, which represents a 7.3 percent increase over the same time last year.