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    First bucket of infrastructure act funds heads to states for water, lead pipe remediation

    The investment is the federal government's most significant effort to address the country's lead pipes, though it's likely not enough to replace all of them.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Tennessee suspends vaccine mandate exemptions for federal contractors following court ruling

    A judge's ruling on vaccine mandates in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee last week is the latest in a "quagmire of regulations" affecting construction employers, according to an attorney.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Timeline: What's next for the OSHA vaccine mandate?

    The Supreme Court would have to go "pedal to the metal" to rule on the ETS before its expiration date, according to an employment lawyer.

    By Ryan Golden • Dec. 6, 2021
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    Opinion

    Take a STAND: How to combat suicide in construction

    John Somers, vice president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, provides a roadmap to implement a suicide prevention program on the jobsite.

    By John Somers • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Q&A

    Clark exec urges new workers to view career climb as a 'jungle gym instead of a ladder'

    With nearly 25 years in the industry, Andree Yaap has worked on several major healthcare projects in the Washington, D.C., region.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Federal contractor minimum wage to rise to $15 an hour

    The legislation's effect on the construction industry will likely be minimal, as most firms that work with the federal government already pay a higher wage.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 23, 2021
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    South Carolina governor invests millions for trade school scholarship program

    Henry McMaster directed $17 million to Workforce Scholarships for the Future, calling on the General Assembly to allocate an additional $124 million.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Infrastructure act likely to spur higher construction wages

    An influx of civil spending will bring skyrocketing demand for a shrinking labor pool, industry experts told Construction Dive.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Construction groups encourage vaccines as they decry OSHA mandate

    Three organizations have shared strong words about the directive, which they say will not effectively encourage workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    New OSHA directive aims to improve communication with families after workplace deaths

    The initiative seeks to ameliorate issues with how the agency interacts with relatives of the deceased through each step of an investigation.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Nov. 11, 2021
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    Helmets to Hardhats exec: Veterans can help combat construction labor issues

    As the country celebrates Veterans Day, the organization's new executive director discusses how former service members can help solve the industry's worker shortage.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Mortenson shuts down Meta jobsite for second time due to racist graffiti

    The contractor imposed another site-wide stand down at the Utah data center project earlier this week.

    By Updated Nov. 18, 2021
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    Should employers wait out OSHA's vaccine mandate? 'If you're a gambler.'

    Who pays for testing? Which legal arguments are likely to come up in court? Attorneys tackled these questions and more after last week's announcement.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 9, 2021
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    Court stays ETS employer vaccine mandate

    The 5th Circuit ordered the stay due to "grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate."

    By Kathryn Moody • Updated Nov. 8, 2021
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    'Once-in-a-generation' $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill heads to Biden's desk

    The legislation, long-awaited by many in construction, includes $110 billion for roads and bridges and $66 billion for passenger and freight rail.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Should climate change, racial equity factor into OSHA's new heat standards?

    The agency is soliciting comments on topics ranging from heat-stress thresholds to exposure monitoring.

    By Katie Clarey • Nov. 4, 2021
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    OSHA's new COVID vaccine standard: What contractors need to know

    Some states are planning a legal challenge to the new ETS, but attorneys are advising clients to move forward with compliance.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated Nov. 5, 2021
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    Q&A

    Advice from a female superintendent: 'Be assertive'

    Adolfson & Peterson's Beth Butler says women in construction should speak up and not be afraid to ask a lot of questions.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    What can construction employers learn from 'Striketober'?

    Here's what contractors need to know as workers from many industries fight to improve pay rates and conditions.

    By Emilie Shumway • Nov. 3, 2021
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    These 3 construction-related majors provide the most bang for the buck

    A new analysis of college degrees with high salaries and strong job security shows several of the best bets are in the construction industry.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Q&A

    Locking in materials costs and trade partners early helps A&P mitigate shortages

    Adolfson and Peterson is securing materials and subs before projects begin, according to division president Will Pender.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Florida's infrastructure gets 'C' grade

    The Sunshine State's scores from the American Society of Civil Engineers range from a D- for dams to a B+ for solid waste facilities.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Construction's career crisis: Keeping workers on site and in the industry

    Climbing out of the labor shortage requires training new leadership, changing jobsite culture and investing in technology and safety, experts say.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    Is 'Striketober' the moment construction unions have been waiting for?

    The convergence of worker shortages, supply chain snarls and vaccine mandates could give labor the upper hand at the bargaining table, experts say.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    PepsiCo to boost wearable technology use after workers see injury reductions

    Thousands of Frito-Lay employees cut back on improper lifting and posture when using a device that alerted them to unsafe movements, reducing strain and sprain injuries by 19%, a new study said.

    By Max Garland • Oct. 27, 2021