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    Robust equipment, safety plan upgrades key to reducing fall fatalities

    Updated standards are on the way, as panelists at a recent webinar urged more frequent fall protection tests.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 12, 2022
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    Seattle Teamsters' strike length was its undoing, experts say

    The 140-day-long strike was unprecedented in duration and economic impact. It ended with the concrete truck drivers returning to work, but not with a new contract.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Sectors to watch in 2022

    Learn more about how various construction sectors will fair this year.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Skanska VDC engineer champions tech solutions

    Samiha Shakil's duties have included BIM coordination at a LaGuardia Airport renovation and laser scanning on a large-scale hospital project.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Employer settles DOL claim it filled jobs by word of mouth, resulting in race disparities

    New York-based Rockland Bakery will pay $850,000 to resolve the charges, the agency said.

    By Laurel Kalser • May 11, 2022
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    Following 2 accidents, Suffolk stops work on Boston jobsites

    The builder voluntarily held a safety stand down to review practices late last week.

    By May 9, 2022
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    8 fundamental questions construction firms must answer to create an effective integrated safety program

    A key solution to costly safety issues is an integrated safety program that uses digital technology to ensure that real-time safety data is accessible at all times.

    May 9, 2022
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    Study: 20% of retirees plan to head back to work this year

    The rising cost of living is the main culprit driving retirees back into the workforce, the Resume Builder study found.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 5, 2022
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    Round Table: Mental health a key part of jobsite safety

    In light of Construction Safety Week, Construction Dive asked experts to weigh in on the high suicide rate plaguing the industry and what employers can do to protect workers.

    By May 2, 2022
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    New McCarthy CFO: Jobs crisis industry's 'biggest challenge'

    Kristine Newman, recently announced as CFO of the St. Louis-based contractor, said she believes building a unified front is key to combating the labor shortage.

    By April 28, 2022
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    OSHA wants to make injury data public, but employers fear a PR nightmare

    Companies with high injury and illness rates also could face increased union activity, one employment law attorney said.

    By Carla Bell and Kate Tornone • April 27, 2022
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    Report: Construction workers on the front lines of climate change risks

    A new California legislative analysis suggests climate change poses a particular hazard to employees who cannot avoid outdoor exposure, including construction workers, and that the risk is increasing.

    By Katie Pyzyk • April 27, 2022
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    Construction attorney: Compliance 'weakest part' of supplier diversity efforts

    Paula Finch says diversity goals are designed to help lift all contractors, but enforcement programs are often under-resourced. 

    By April 25, 2022
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    CareerStarter tool paves a path into construction vocations

    Stanley Black & Decker and Procore bankroll the free construction recruiting portal, currently available in two states.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Kansas City IUPAT accepts contract, largest pay increase in 17 years

    Union painters in Missouri went on strike for eight days, demanding higher wages from a construction employment group.

    By April 21, 2022
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    As demand soars, apartment builders battle supply chain woes

    Hoar Construction uses a range of strategies to stay ahead of pricing challenges amid the Sun Belt construction boom.

    By Ripley Bickerstaff • April 21, 2022
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    Economic headwinds threaten construction's spring recovery

    A busy winter and pent-up demand have accelerated supply chain problems for U.S. contractors like Turner and Messer.

    By Jen A. Miller • April 20, 2022
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    Settlements, more suits at Surfside

    The families of victims and survivors of the Champlain Towers South collapse have filed more complaints against firms involved in construction next door.

    By Leslie Shaver • April 18, 2022
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    Here comes the sun: OSHA launches new program for heat safety

    The agency will inspect the jobsites of over 70 high-risk industries — including construction — in indoor and outdoor settings when the National Weather Service issues a heat warning or advisory for a local area.

    By April 14, 2022
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    'Especially concerning' potential code violations found at site of Amazon warehouse destroyed by tornado

    The local fire marshal reported that none of the facility's columns were ripped or torn at the base, suggesting they hadn't been secured to the foundation to prevent uplift from wind loads.

    By Updated April 15, 2022
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    Seattle Teamsters strike is over, but concrete could take weeks to flow

    Employers have to manage third-party truck returns and inspections before drivers can tackle the backlog.

    By April 12, 2022
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    New Girl Scout patch aims to introduce youngsters to careers in construction

    To earn "The House That She Built" patch, scouts will meet with women who constructed the Utah home featured in a children's book of the same name.

    By April 12, 2022
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    ABC's Young Professional of 2022: Attitude more valuable than skill

    Honoree Luke Perry, vice president at Perry Contracting, spoke to Construction Dive about getting the next generation of workers excited about the trades.

    By April 11, 2022
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    Seattle-area Teamsters end strike, return to work

    Teamsters Local 174 announced Friday its 300-plus striking workers would return to work Monday, despite the lack of a deal with employers.

    By Updated April 11, 2022
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    DHS ends pandemic policy allowing expired I-9 documents

    Despite pushback from stakeholders, the policy exemption will end May 1.

    By Kate Tornone • April 7, 2022
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    Major builders plan to keep hybrid work model for office employees

    Large contractors like McCarthy, Skanska and Balfour Beatty are continuing to offer a mix of remote and in-person work.

    By April 7, 2022