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As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues across the country, some states and other jurisdictions are making them available to specific groups of essential workers, including construction.

Please join the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for a special webinar for COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction.

Faceshields are ineffective at blocking small (0 to 7 microns) airborne particles caused by coughing, results of a recent NIOSH study show.

Thank you for joining NSC in recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Use these resources to create or enhance a distracted driving program to engage your workforce, share safe driving messages, and help keep your roadways and people safer.

Watch a video message from Marty Walsh on his first day as U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Chris Tatge, Pedro Loureiro, Scott Stevens, and Bruce Jones know what it takes to grow and lead a highly successful wood framing contracting business.

After missing a March 15 presidential deadline, the development of an emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 has now been put on hold by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, as the urgency for its issuance declines among rising vaccination numbers and the political will for its implementation has thinned, according to media reports and expert analysis.

“Fall Protection – General Requirements” is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the 10th successive fiscal year, the agency announced Feb. 26 during an exclusive Safety+Health webinar.

“Turnkey framing subcontractors are finding themselves in a bind as the cost of raw materials increase, or become scarce, but their contracts with the general contractor don’t give them much of an ability to escalate their payment terms in an equitable way,” says Kent Pagel, legal counsel for SBCA and the National Framers Council (NFC).

The construction industry’s use of independent contractors and subcontractors, even sub-subcontractors, is standard practice.