Among the standard's key requirements is one providing that every employer with employees working on a job site containing a permit space, but whose work will not require their workers to enter it, still must take affirmative steps to prevent entry by their employees. In addition, the controlling contractor, rather than the host employer, is the primary point of contact for information about permit spaces at the worksite. At sites where both OSHA’s general industry and its construction industry confined spaces regulations apply, employers must adhere to the construction industry regulations. … [Read more...] about OSHA Issues Final Rule on Confined Spaces in Construction
On May 4, 2015, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released new regulations regarding confined spaces in the construction industry. Effective on August 3, 2015, they impose significant new requirements on many construction sites, including work involving buildings, highways, bridges, tunnels, utility lines, and other types of projects. Also potentially affected are general contractors, as well as specialty-trade construction contractors and employers engaged in some types of residential construction work. … [Read more...] about Confined Space Regulations for the Construction Industry – Not Just for Excavation Anymore!
Mr. Trump’s prior claims that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the government of China may suggest where he stands on this issue; if taken at face value, it may indicate that he is less likely to promote the renewable energy industry and more likely to defer to advisors with interests in oil and gas. However, some believe that the industry has sufficient momentum to maintain itself. Economics, instead of presidential policy, are now the driving factor behind the industry and, with companies already investing billions of dollars in renewable energy, the momentum may be too great for Mr. Trump to have a meaningful effect.16 He may not promote it, but he may not be able to stop it, either. … [Read more...] about Developer-in-Chief: How the New U.S. President May Affect the Construction Industry
No deals have yet been made, and no one is sure how they will be structured, but Metropolitan is counting on a healthy market for tunnel capacity some day. Metropolitan believes farmers who don't pay for WaterFix's construction could find themselves in a bind as their water deliveries from the Delta diminish, and will turn to Metropolitan for help. … [Read more...] about Massive Delta tunnels project took a giant step forward – here’s what you need to know
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