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OSHA is Set to Start Enforcing Construction Silica Standard Next Week

September 19, 2017 For clients and friends of Jackson Kelly PLLC Volume 13, Number 17 ©2017 Jackson Kelly PLLC On September 23, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") will begin enforcing its silica standard in the construction industry. The standard requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and take other steps to protect workers.                The standard provides flexible alternatives for employers to comply. Employers can either use a control method set forth in Table 1 of the construction standard found at 29 C.F.R. § 1926.1153, or employers can measure workers' exposure to silica and independently decide which dust controls work best to limit exposures to the Permissible Exposure Limits ("PEL") in their workplaces (referred to as alternative exposure control methods).               Employers who fully implement the control measures in Table ... Read the rest of entry »

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 »

ABC Blasts NLRB’s Latest Assault on Workplace Freedom

“The ambush rule released today by the NLRB further demonstrates the Board’s shift from neutral arbiter of labor law to cheerleader for big labor,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Released Directive for Inspecting Cranes on the Jobsite

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oct. 23 issued a directive for OSHA compliance personnel on how to enforce its 2010 standard for construction cranes and derricks. The directive, which covers jobsites where power-operated equipment covered by Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction are present, provides guidance for OSHA inspectors on how to conduct site visits, interpret the rule, and decide when to issue citations.   Read the rest of entry »

Blacklisting Executive Order Meets Opposition from ABC at White House Meeting

ABC strongly opposed a new executive order (EO) that will harm federal contractors, taxpayers and government procurement officials at an Oct. 13, 2014, White House listening session with major employer association representatives, businesses and Obama administration officials. 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 »

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