The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction.
In January, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) announced its new “joint employer” rule, which narrows the definition of joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the federal wage and hour law.
Cost and availability of labor topped the list of problems builders faced in 2019, and is expected to return to the number one spot in 2020, according to special questions on the December survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will bring a suite of innovative design technologies as well as a comprehensive selection of structural fastener and connector solutions to the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 21–23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Stacie Shifflett, owner of Agility Construction, Inc. says the DC regulatory environment has continually changed since Agility opened in 2010, which created a lot more reporting requirements and increased administrative costs.