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OSHA unveils new “It’s The Law” poster

To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they deserve, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled a new version of its “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” poster on April 29. The poster informs workers of their rights, and employers of their responsibilities.

ATRI research shows detrimental impacts of 34-hour restart provisions

On April 29, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the results of a new analysis of the safety and operational impacts from the 34-hour restart provisions. In this latest of an ongoing series of Research Tech Memos, ATRI analyzed an extensive truck GPS database to identify changes in truck travel by time-of-day and day of the week that may have occurred after the July 1, 2013 change to the Hours-of-Service (HOS) restart provisions. 

Construction spending in March rises from year earlier

Construction spending slipped in March from upwardly revised February totals but increased modestly from a year earlier, according to an analysis issued on May 1 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

Maxim Crane Works L.P. wins SC&RA’s Environmental Award

SC&RA presented its Environmental Award to Maxim Crane Works, L.P., Monroeville, Pa., on April 18 during closing night ceremonies of its Annual Conference in Carlsbad, Calif. As part of its commitment to “go green with increased awareness and visibility for environmental issues,” SC&RA instituted the annual award four years ago to acknowledge a member company that has made outstanding contributions to environmental protection.

Three SC&RA members earn President’s Award

SC&RA presented the President’s Award for membership recruitment to three members   during its 2015 Annual Conference, April 14-18, at La Costa Resort & Conference Center, Carlsbad, Calif. Each of the following companies recruited two new members within the past year:

SC&RA welcomes ten new members and two returning members

Please join the Association staff in welcoming the following new members:

4Site Technology, Greg Pfeiffer
13753 Midvale Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 453-5895
Email: gregp@4sitetechnology.com
Website: www.4sitetechnology.com
Services: Consultants – Safety & Software, Lifting Componets/Services, Rigging Product Supplier, Manufacturer - Other

Iron Worker General President Walter Wise announces retirement

On April 23, Walter Wise announced his retirement as General President of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, effective June 30.

ATA urges Obama administration to act to reduce truck speeds

American Trucking Associations (ATA) leaders have renewed their call for the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rule requiring the electronic speed limiter on all large trucks be set no higher than 65 miles per hour.

Construction jobs increase in 41 states during past year

Even as construction firms added jobs in 41 states between March 2014 and March 2015, construction employment declined in 29 states and the District of Columbia between February and March, according to an analysis of Labor Department data released on April 21 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “While the year-over-year data remains relatively positive, it is troubling to see so many states losing construction jobs during the past month,” said AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson.

DOT issues report on significant rulemakings

In its April 2017 rulemaking update, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued progress reports on a number of rules under consideration that would affect SC&RA members. Among items covered were anticipated publication of final rules this year relating to electronic logging devices and hours of service supporting documents, prohibition of coercion, and the creation of a central database for verified positive controlled substances and alcohol test resorts for commercial driver’s license holders. Details include: