Archive August 2019
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The Top 40 Haulers List
From Waste Today. Waste Today magazine has compiled its first ever Top Hauler List, featuring the largest companies across the U.S. and Canada.
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OSHA Requests Information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction
- By: NDA
- On: 08/15/2019 08:39:32
- In: Safety
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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.
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Economic Vulnerabilities Could Trigger a Recession in 2020
From forconstructionpros.com. More than 10 years after the end of the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression, the U.S. economy is again making history by continuing its longest-ever expansion. Nevertheless, emerging weakness in business investment has been hinting at softening outlays, giving commercial and industrial construction contractors cause for concern, according to a mid-year economic outlook by Anirban Basu, chief economist of Associated Builders and Contractors.
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Construction input prices rebound in July
From azbigmedia.com. Construction input prices expanded 0.8% in July but are down 0.6% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 0.8% for the month but have declined 0.3% on a year-ago basis.
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What's Next for the DOL's Proposed Joint-Employer Rule?
From shrm.org. Despite recent changes in leadership at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), key workplace rules still need to be finalized, including a proposed update to the joint-employer rule.
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Attending the World Demolition Summit?
- By: NDA
- On: 08/12/2019 13:42:25
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From Demolition & Recylcing International. The National Demolition Association (NDA) of the USA is hosting a Foundations of Demolition Risk Management course open to all attendees at this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS) in Boston.
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NDA partners with US Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, is collaborating with the National Demolition Association (NDA) to advance best practices for the demolition industry. Through a release, the groups note that the partnership will be mutually beneficial and will have “a significant impact on the safety and well-being of workers in the demolition industry and the successful completion of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects.”
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America's Transportation and Infrastructure Act 2019 advances in the Senate
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee approved America’s Transportation and Infrastructure Act (ATIA) 2019 to reauthorize Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) July 30. The law does not need to be reauthorized until next year, and several other committees will need to approve separate titles, including the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which is expected to release its title in the early fall and focus more on multimodal programs outside of the highway title, according to a news release from American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Alexandria, Virginia.
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2019 Dodge Construction Outlook
From Dodge Data & Analytics. On Wednesday, August 14th join Dodge Data & Analytics for this exclusive Midyear Update Webinar presented by Robert Murray, Chief Economist, Vice President of Dodge Data & Analytics. You’ll hear Bob discuss emerging economic and political trends that will have a major impact on the 2019 construction industry.
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Importance of environmental site assessment ever expanding
From seacoastonline.com. The protection from environmental liability afforded by the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (“ESA”) is well-known to purchasers of land who conduct ESAs before becoming the “owner.” These ESA derived protections now have expanded to cover tenants that were previously at risk.
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