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    The top 8 OSHA fines of Q2 2022

    From April to June 2022, OSHA issued hefty construction-related fines — some close to $800,000 — for everything from fall hazards to unprotected excavations.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Workers have power. A recession won’t change that, one executive says.

    The argument over whether work should be virtual or in physical offices is “yesterday’s conversation,” according to one PwC leader.

    By Kathryn Moody • Aug. 11, 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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    Report ties worker falls to company policies

    In a CPWR survey, researchers found individuals working for subcontractors at the time of a fall are 2.7 times more likely to die compared to those employed by a general contractor.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    July’s job gains ‘shockingly’ strong as construction adds 32K positions

    The news wasn’t all good, though, as it gave the Fed more reason to keep raising interest rates.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Industry groups hit the road to promote engineering, public works careers

    The campaign will spotlight the need for workers to help address the country’s pressing infrastructure challenges.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    US firms facing tight labor market revise pay, reward plans

    Companies are shifting how they attract employees as many “help wanted” signs go unanswered, Willis Towers Watson said.

    By Jim Tyson • Aug. 4, 2022
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    How OSHA’s general duty clause applies to heat incidents

    Lawyers at the AGC’s recent safety conference advised attendees on how OSHA uses the clause in citations.

    By July 28, 2022
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    7 tips for complying with New York's wage theft law

    General contractors need to take care in order to avoid liability, according to accountant Phil Ross.

    By July 27, 2022
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    Bill mandates breaks every 4 hours for construction workers

    The legislation aims to help address heat-related illness and death on jobsites nationwide.

    By Updated July 26, 2022
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    Chicago-area concrete producers, engineers union reach tentative agreement to end strike

    Members voted Sunday to reject an offer from concrete manufacturers but by Monday night pickets began to come down.

    By July 26, 2022
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    DOL: Union election petitions up 58%

    The fire lit by labor organizers in October continues to rage, as the agency highlights unsustainable workloads and a lack of funding.

    By Emilie Shumway • July 25, 2022
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    Nearly one-third of workers plan to quit: Conference Board

    Many CFOs are raising wages in order to curb near-record attrition in a highly competitive labor market.

    By Jim Tyson • July 25, 2022
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    Companies next year plan biggest average pay raise since 2008

    In order to succeed in a highly competitive labor market, companies need to consider providing non-monetary benefits such as workplace flexibility in addition to pay raises, Willis Towers Watson said.

    By Jim Tyson • July 21, 2022
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    Experts weigh in on OSHA trench death enforcement

    Lawyers say the agency is within bounds in flexing its regulatory muscle as fatalities have increased.

    By July 21, 2022
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    New York civil engineers give state's infrastructure a 'C' grade

    The state's push to improve its bridges has helped, but 10% of spans are still in poor condition.

    By July 19, 2022
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    As OSHA works on new heat-related standard, contractors deal with excessively hot weather

    As high temperatures sweep the globe, OSHA is putting the spotlight on heat safety for construction workers.

    By Katie Pyzyk • July 18, 2022
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    Strategic tools to combat chaotic conditions

    Contractors can use new strategies and existing tools to support surety credit in uncertain times.

    By Kirk Rathjen, Vice President, Contract Underwriting, Merchants Bonding Company; Gina Lockwood, Director of Claims, Merchants Bonding Company • July 18, 2022
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    OSHA responds to 'alarming' increase in trench deaths

    In the first half of 2022, 22 workers died from trench and excavation work, seven more than the entirety of 2021. OSHA says criminal referrals could result.

    By July 15, 2022
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    How wishing wells and dog houses showcase carpentry skills

    In Construction Dive’s latest Help Wanted column, apprentice competitors from a carpenters trade group share their career goals.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Texas contractor settles EEOC racial discrimination suit for $50K

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged Lone Wolf Resources called a Black truck driver the N-word, among other slurs, and told a supervisor not to hire more Black people because “they are lazy.”

    By July 14, 2022
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    How much is a construction worker's life worth? NY bill says at least $300,000.

    Passed through the state’s legislature, “Carlos' Law” could increase the severity of fines contractors face in criminal penalties.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Illinois heavy machine operator strike puts the brakes on roadwork

    After relying on stockpiled materials, public projects feel the pressure from a strike at northern Illinois quarries during the peak of construction season.

    By July 7, 2022
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    Skanska UK launches 'returnship' for STEM experts who took career breaks

    The 12-week paid program helps candidates reintegrate into the professional environment.

    By July 7, 2022
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    Webcor exec rotated through a range of roles to achieve her latest promotion

    The senior vice president of planning urges other women in the industry to think long term and “bring their authentic voices to the table.”

    By July 6, 2022
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    Financial management course gives pros the tools they need to run a business

    The free program helps contractors learn how to manage transactions and cash flow and track company performance.

    By July 5, 2022