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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued worker safety guidance for coronavirus protection programs on Jan. 29, requiring greater input from employees and enhanced mask protections.

While helping employees deal with any issue is always the best course of action, a new study shows that from a financial perspective it costs less to help people battling substance abuse than to let it go untreated.

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today released its annual Year in Review List, highlighting major new product launches, structural engineering solutions, and other industry innovations introduced over the past twelve months.

Last month, U.S. businesses got a moment of clarity on what may be the most important workplace storyline of 2021.

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will no doubt bring changes to federal agencies, many with ramifications for the construction industry.

COVID-19 has posed additional challenges for the millions of construction workers in the United States, many of whom are without health insurance.

A total of 5,333 workers died as a result of on-the-job injuries in 2019 – a 1.6% increase from 2018 and the highest number of fatalities since 5,657 were recorded in 2007, according to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data released Dec. 16 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

OSHA is reminding employers to submit their 2020 Form 300A data by March 2.

The term “construction” appears 636 times in the $908 billion pandemic relief package and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump at the end of December.

Commercial contractors continue to battle material shortages brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Q4 2020 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index.