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Contractors anticipate a tougher OSHA

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin builders expect more OSHA safety inspections, more citations and more expensive penalties as the agency shifts its enforcement philosophy. In the last eight years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration emphasized cooperative programs in which OSHA ...

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Egypt drops Bechtel Corp. as nuclear reactor consultant Cairo (AP) — Egypt’s Electricity Ministry dropped U.S. construction giant Bechtel Corp. as a consultant for the country’s first nuclear reactor. The state-run news agency quoted a ministry statement on Sunday as ...

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Sewer projects compete for stimulus

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Rhinelander’s $34 million stimulus money request for sewer system projects is on the bubble. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is giving Wisconsin $105.9 million to parse out as grants to sewer and water-treatment projects. The state’s ...

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Bill offers bidding preference to disabled vets

Dustin Block dustin.block@dailyreporter.com Preference could come at a price for disabled veterans seeking bidding advantages similar to those given to minority contractors. John Hoeft, junior vice commander for the Disabled American Veterans Department of Wisconsin, said giving disabled veterans preferential ...

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