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U.S. Labor Secretary Visits West Virginia to Address Members at ABCWV Annual Meeting

January 16, 2018 The Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia (ABCWV) met at the Greenbrier Resort and Hotel for their 22nd Annual Winter Meeting from January 11th through the 14th. They were joined by the United States Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, to provide the keynote address on Saturday night. Secretary Acosta was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to be the 27th U.S. Labor Secretary and was sworn in on April 28th of 2017. Secretary Acosta has previously served in three presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions. In 2002, he was appointed to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, where he participated in or authored more than 125 opinions. In 2003, he was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and from 2005 to 2009 he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. “We were certainly excited to hear from the Secretary on matters critical to the growth and develop ... Read the rest of entry »

ABCWV Establishes Flood Relief Program

Parts of West Virginia are facing a prolonged cleanup effort after widespread flooding killed 23 people, left an estimated 230,000 people homeless or temporarily displaced and prompted Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to declare a federal disaster. To support the victims of this natural disaster, ABC’s West Virginia Chapter (ABCWV) has established a flood relief program and is arranging for donations of labor, supplies and equipment to help the affected communities. 
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What to Expect From the EPA in 2015

In its Nov. 21 regulatory agenda, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists expected actions on issues that include the Clean Water Act, the Power Plant Rule and the Lead Paint Renovation Repair and Painting Program.
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Regulatory Agenda Items Federal Contractors Should Be Aware of in 2015

Federal Contractors should be on the lookout for a number of items listed in the latest regulatory agenda, released Nov. 21, which lists the priorities of the administration and the rulemakings they expect to release this year.  Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Offers On-Hand Resources with Safety Information

To assist employers in complying with new rules and regulations, OSHA released new wallet cards to serve as resources on the jobsite addressing the OSHA reporting requirements and hazard identification training. The resources can be found on OSHA’s publication page.

On Sept. 11, OSHA issued a final rule implementing new requirements for reporting severe injuries on the jobsite. To help with compliance OSHA created a wallet card, "OSHA Reporting Requirements for Employers," which details the severe injuries employers are now required to report to OSHA as of January 2015. The card also provides options on how to report these injuries by phone, online or in person. 

The new "OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool," wallet card advertises a new training tool on the hazard identification process using realistic workplace simulations. 

They are available for download on OSHA’s publication page.

Vote YES to Amendment 1 on November 4th!

Broader use of the Summit Bechtel Reserve would help the region and the entire state of West Virginia by giving us greater exposure and attracting more people to the area. But for the SBR to realize its full potential, West Virginians must approve Amendment 1 on the November 2014 ballot. Read the rest of entry »

DOL Rule Increases Hourly Minimum Wage on Federal Contracts

On Oct. 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule to implement Executive Order 13658, which would establish an hourly minimum wage of $10.10 for workers performing on covered federal construction and service contracts.  Read the rest of entry »