Construction-industry groups are praising the U.S. House of Representatives’ approval Wednesday of a bill that would delay the effective date of new federal overtime standards by six months.Read More »
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published new guidelines for settling disputes between employers and workers in whistleblower cases that agencies officials say will ensure the settlement agreements do not contain terms that could restrict future whistleblowing.
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have proposed nearly $1.4 million in penalties to Superior-based Fraser Shipyards Inc. for exposing more than a dozen workers to lead and other harmful heavy metals on a $10 million job to modernize a steamship.Read More »
State and federal officials are investigating what caused a huge construction crane to collapse across the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City, an accident that somehow caused no serious injuries but added to a list of crane wrecks in recent years that have prompted initiatives to improve safety.Read More »