Labor/Safety


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    Maryland doubles fines in road work zones to $80

    The legislation, which raises maximum fees for those caught speeding in construction areas, comes a year after six workers were killed in what police say was a speeding-related collision.

    By April 19, 2024
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    How Biden’s apprenticeship push could affect builders

    The president’s actions to bolster registered apprenticeships could mean more regulatory hoops to jump through on public projects, some experts say.

    By Jen A. Miller • April 18, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Construction Dive

    Construction Dive editors curate some of the industry’s top stories from this year.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    3 workers die in Pennsylvania highway construction zone crash

    The fatalities occurred after a truck driver entered an active work area during the state’s Work Zone Awareness Week.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Q&A

    Successful healthcare projects are built on collaboration, Lendlease exec says

    The youngest project executive in the firm’s New York City office talks about the special challenges of complex medical projects as well as the importance of multitasking and delegation.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Carpenters’ union protests wage theft, tax fraud

    Across the U.S. and Canada, members will hold rallies to highlight the problems, which it says hurt workers, taxpayers and upstanding contractors alike.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Skanska CFO to step down

    Magnus Persson, an 18-year veteran of the Sweden-based contractor, will depart for a European data center company once his successor is chosen. 

    By April 16, 2024
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    Authorities recover fourth worker’s body from Key Bridge collapse

    Crews found the man in a construction vehicle submerged in the Patapsco River near Baltimore on Sunday.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Senate kills joint employer rule, setting up veto battle

    With a presidential veto likely and federal courts considering the rule, the fate of the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer standard is tenuous. 

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne • April 12, 2024
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    Report highlights biggest hazards for crane operators

    Although falls and struck-bys are the most frequent causes of injury, heat stress and fatigue were the most common contributors to incidents.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Q&A // Baltimore bridge collapse

    Key Bridge cleanup ‘an engineering nightmare’

    A crane safety veteran discusses the challenges of removing the wreckage from the Patapsco River.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Biden: ‘Union labor and American steel’ will rebuild Key Bridge

    Speaking on the banks of the Patapsco River, the president said he would “move heaven and earth” to reconstruct the span quickly.

    By April 5, 2024
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    OSHA publishes final employee walkaround rule

    The May 31 change reverts to a long-standing practice that gives employees the right to select a third-party advocate to accompany an inspection.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Economic Reports

    Job openings inch up as layoffs, hirings soar

    Construction sectors powered by federal funds have high demands for labor, but private segments face slower growth, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors economist.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Former AECOM exec reportedly sues over alleged ageism, profit inflation

    Jay Badame’s lawsuit claims the Dallas-based mega-contractor fired him due to his age and for questioning the firm’s earnings statements, according to The Real Deal.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Driver sentenced to 18 months in work zone crash that killed 6

    Melachi Brown pleaded guilty to six charges of manslaughter as a result of his involvement in last year’s collision on I-695 near Baltimore.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Engaging craft workers: The foundation of a safer and stronger construction industry

    Building a stronger industry together.

    April 1, 2024
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    Baltimore bridge collapse

    Crews begin to remove Key Bridge debris

    The DOT released $60 million for a “down payment” on efforts to clean up the Baltimore-area span that collapsed last week.

    By Updated April 1, 2024
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    Column // Help Wanted

    Chicago nonprofit recruits hundreds to apprenticeships

    Hire360 targets recruiting minorities and women to the trades, leveraging partnerships with big name developers, contractors and unions.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Phoenix passes heat safety ordinance for outdoor workers

    The new requirements stipulate that local employers with outdoor workers must have a heat safety plan on the books.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Baltimore bridge collapse

    Key Bridge ‘couldn’t have been expected to withstand impact’

    The federal government intends to pay for the bridge near Baltimore to be rebuilt, President Biden pledged Tuesday.

    By Updated March 26, 2024
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    DOL recovers $1.5M in back wages from contractors on California project

    Among construction firms, Greeley, Colorado-based Hensel Phelps was ordered to pay the highest amount to make 37 workers whole.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Baltimore’s Key Bridge collapses after ship collision

    The four-lane, 1.6-mile span is a major crossing for Baltimore traffic. It crumpled into the Patapsco River Tuesday morning.

    By Updated March 26, 2024
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    ‘Infrastructure academy’ coming to Austin

    The initiative will seek to reduce barriers to entry for potential workers and provide career services designed to staff the booming civil sector in Texas.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Texas immigration battle has implications for contractors

    A new law that was halted by an appeals court this week presents ramifications for the industry, where an estimated one in four workers is foreign-born.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Biden administration announces expansion of registered apprenticeships

    The administration previously announced $200 million in grant funding to support apprenticeship programs in high-demand areas.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 19, 2024