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Trades groups answer contractors’ questions about mask mandate

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The definition of indoors and outdoors becomes a bit less clear when you’re a contractor working on a job site. And that distinction is perhaps more important than ever now that Wisconsin has a statewide mask mandate in effect.

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ON THE LEVEL: With Kessenich, AGC of Greater Milwaukee places priority on local experience (VIDEO)

Mark Kessenich, who has served as president and CEO of Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership's Big Step program, will succeed Mike Fabishak, who has been CEO of the AGC of Greater Milwaukee since 1998.

After sifting through more than 150 applications, officials at the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee found they didn’t have to go far for their next chief executive. Mark Kessenich, who will take the reins at the AGC of Greater Milwaukee in June, has spent the past eight years at the workforce-group development group WRTP/Big Step, six of those as president. Recent months have also seen him leading Employ Milwaukee, another large organization with a goal of bringing more people into the workforce.

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OSHA issues guidelines clarifying when contractors have to report COVID-19 cases

Contractors won't need to report to OSHA cases of COVID-19 unless it's clear that an employee caught the virus on a jobsite, under recently released guidance from federal officials.

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BEST PRACTICES: Contractors taking steps to keep crews safe during outbreak

The onramp to the Hoan Bridge is void of traffic on Tuesday in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers issued an order that day closing businesses deemed to be nonessential, ordered no gatherings of any size and placed restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses that have continued operating, including many construction companies, have been taking various precautions to lower the chances that their employees will get sick. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Working in an industry that state officials have deemed essential, Wisconsin construction crews haven't got the luxury of watching the COVID-19 outbreak unfold from home like many state residents.

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