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Be Aware of OSHA's New Proposed Rule on Silica

On August 23rd, OSHA released the long awaited proposed rule on silica. The proposed regulation would split the regulation of silica into two separate standards, one affecting the general and maritime industries and the other...more

OSHA Guidance Documents for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing

Did you know that OSHA has a guidance document on its website for the oil and gas well drilling and servicing industry? You may ask why this is important to know....more

OSHA Reinstates ERA Whistleblower And Issues Daunting Preliminary Order

On May 15, 2013, OSHA determined that Enercon Services Inc. (Company), an engineering firm that provides nuclear power facilities with engineering support services, violated the whistleblower provisions of the Energy...more

Patton Boggs Insights - December 2012: Agencies: Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2011

A total of 4,609 workers died on the job nationwide in 2011 compared to 4,690 in 2010, according to preliminary data released recently by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The equivalent rates were 3.5 and 3.6 per 100,000...more

Ontario Announces Summer Safety Inspection Blitz Of Crane Safety And Surface Mines And Quarries

The Ontario Ministry of Labour recently announced a summer safety inspection blitz targeting construction sites with mobile and tower cranes, as well as surface mines and quarries, as part of its Safe at Work Ontario...more

California, Colorado and Arizona Lead the Nation in Total Solar Jobs Nationally as Renewable Energy Sector Soars

While the construction industry has suffered tremendously over the last few years, one bright spot has been renewable energy. The Solar Foundation recently released its Solar Jobs Census for 2011, reporting that U.S. solar...more

Petrochemical Plant Has Pa., Other States Competing for Jobs

Pennsylvania is competing with Ohio and West Virginia for the location of a Shell petrochemical plant that would, according to one report, bring 10,000 construction jobs, hundreds of full-time plant jobs and thousands of...more

Green Building Update - April 16, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *L.A. law to boost green jobs *Green Building Focus ..CoStar study wins award ..Report: LEED-EB lowering operating costs *CA's green home construction laws *DOE launches CREEA *Maine approves green...more

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