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OSHA ups the ante on citation fines (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Stiffer penalties are threatening an already tempestuous relationship between builders and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Bruce Morton, safety consultant with Platt Safety Services Inc., Franklin, said fines from OSHA are about 30 percent higher than ...

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Crane bill raises ire: Operator licensing adds training, experience requirements to OSHA rules

By Paul Snyder Construction industry representatives Wednesday pounded on a state bill that would add to upcoming federal certification requirements for crane operators. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Joe Parisi, D-Madison, would require a state license for crane operators ...

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Builders group hits $1.1 million in fourth quarter lobbying

Los Angeles (AP) — The homebuilding industry’s main trade association spent $1.1 million in the fourth quarter lobbying Congress, the White House and several government agencies on housing, taxes, health care and other issues, according to a disclosure report. The ...

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Bill to license ironworkers draws fire (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Backers of a bill requiring ironworkers to be licensed in Wisconsin say safety is at the core of their effort. But they lack evidence showing that the ironworkers or the public would be safer with state licensure. ...

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