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From the monthly archives: August 2013

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ABC and Safety Coalition Concerned with OSHA’s Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and members of the newly formed Construction Industry Safety Coalition, a group of national construction industry trade associations, expressed concern over a proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) addressing crystalline silica exposure in the construction industry.

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OFCCP Issues Final Rules on Affirmative Action for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Aug. 27 released two final rules that drastically alter federal contractors’ existing affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for individuals with disabilities and veterans. ABC was critical of the rules because they, “set infeasible compliance requirements for federal construction contractors, despite the agency’s inability to demonstrate that contractors fail to meet the previous requirements under federal law.”

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OSHA Issues Proposed Crystalline Silica Rule

On Aug. 23, OSHA unveiled its long-anticipated proposal to address crystalline silica exposure in the construction industry. As expected, the proposed rule drastically lowers the existing permissible exposure limit for respirable silica in the construction industry. 

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Construction Fatalities Rise in 2012

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics/Department of Labor Aug. 22 report, construction fatalities increased 5 percent in 2012, marking the first increase in six years. According to the report, there were 775 workplace deaths in the private construction industry in 2012 and 738 in 2011. That translates into a 2012 fatality rate of 9.5 per 100,000 workers, up from 9.1 in 2011

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USACE Issues PLA Survey for Project in Kentucky

The Louisville district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is soliciting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of a project labor agreement (PLA) for the Ambulatory Health Center (AHC) project in Ft. Knox, Kentucky.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Criticizes New DOL Regulations for Federal Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today criticized two final rules from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that drastically alter federal contractors’ existing affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

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Director of IT

The Director of Information Technology will have overall responsibility for the strategic implementation of technology for ABC National and its chapters and provides direction, planning, budgeting, technical advice, and leadership for all technology aspects of the organization.

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ABA Holds Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive

The Arizona Builders' Alliance (ABA), an alliance between Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors, gave back to the community with their annual Backpack and School Supply Drive, providing more than $10,000 worth of supplies to schools in need.

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Public Relations Manager

The Public Relations Manager is responsible for assisting the Vice President of Public Affairs and the Director of Digital Media and Strategic Communication with various communications initiatives and administrative support, including media tracking and outreach, message creation and distribution in a variety formats, management of Public Affairs' various website functions and social media initiatives.

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