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Sep 25, 2023

OSHA targets silica dust for engineered stone industry

OSHA has launched an initiative focused on enhancing enforcement and providing compliance assistance to protect workers in the engineered stone fabrication and installation industries.

trenching and excavation safety
Jun 23, 2023

U.S. Department of Labor partners with local trade organizations for trenching and excavation safety

OSHA and several major unions and industry stakeholders entered into a two-year agreement to address trenching and excavation safety.

May 30, 2023

US Department of Labor, OSHA to award $12M in grants to support health, safety training initiatives

The U.S. Department of Labor last week announced more than $12.7 million in money through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is available to support health and safety training initiatives across the U.S.

May 1, 2023

Trenching safety: OSHA, Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association form alliance to train workers

OSHA offices and the Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association formed a two-year alliance to promote safety information for trenching and excavation.

OSHA increases penalties for 2023
Jan 30, 2023

OSHA increases penalties, says employers who put workers lives at risk will face ‘serious consequences’

OSHA will increase its penalties and cite certain violations in an "instance-by-instance" basis starting in March.

Oct 11, 2022

US Department of Labor proposes rule to combat worker misclassification

The federal department for labor will propose a rule to help combat employee misclassification, federal officials said on Tuesday. 

May 18, 2022

Proposed changes to Davis-Bacon Act spark debate amid infrastructure spending

Non-union contractors are lining up in opposition to proposed changes to federal prevailing-wage laws that they argue will make public projects more expensive at a time when the U.S. is looking to rebuild much of its infrastructure.

Apr 7, 2022

US jobless claims stay at historically low levels last week

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs remain at historically low levels.

Mar 18, 2022

Federal officials looking at overhauling Davis-Bacon for first time in 40 years

The U.S. Labor Department is considering revising federal Davis-Bacon rules, possibly resulting in the first overhaul in decades of the formula used to set prevailing wages on federal projects.

Mar 10, 2022

US inflation soared 7.9% in past year, a fresh 40-year high

Propelled by surging costs for gas, food and housing, consumer inflation jumped 7.9% in the past year, the sharpest spike since 1982 and likely only a harbinger of even higher prices to come.

Mar 3, 2022

Long-term US mortgage rates fall this week to 3.76%

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week and remain at historically low levels, just as the Federal Reserve prepares to raise its main borrowing rate later this month.

Feb 15, 2022

January wholesale inflation surged 9.7% from a year ago

Wholesale inflation in the United States surged again last month, rising 9.7% from a year earlier in a sign that price pressures remain high at all levels of the economy.


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