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Women in Construction Week 2022

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC,) the professional association for women in the construction industry, will hold its 24th Annual Women in Construction Week March 6-12 with the theme of “Envision Equity.” Women make up 10.9 percent of the U.S. construction workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To raise awareness of…

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NCCCO seeks telehandler users for certification research

In response to industry efforts to comply with OSHA’s operator certification requirements, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced plans to develop a new certification program for operators of telehandlers. OSHA requires a certified operator when telehandlers are used as a winch. NCCCO is developing a program so that users can meet federal certification…

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Revised ANSI A92 standards approved

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) has approved the revised ANSI A92 Standards. The mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) standards will go into effect on June 1. The BSR concluded the following: The amended A92 standards no longer require written permission of the manufacturer with respect to modifications of a MEWP. According to paragraph…

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OSHA Covid

OSHA outlines COVID-19 resources

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidelines, requirements and plans to aid employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the obligation to record cases of the virus. OSHA said in a statement that employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19, if the case: Is confirmed as a COVID-19 illness; Is work-related as defined by…

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US Construction

Construction considered essential in many U.S. regions

Construction in the U.S. amid coronavirus precautions continues for now in most places and could indefinitely, if industry officials can persuade government to include various aspects of the industry among other “essential” business. Trade associations, such as the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the Association for Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) and Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) are all advocating for…

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FMCSA adjusts HOS for emergency supply hauling

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a national emergency declaration to alleviate hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency supplies in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is the first time FMCSA has declared a nation-wide adjustment to the policy. It follows President Trump’s national…

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