OSHA Releases Updated Recommended Practices to Encourage Workplace Safety, Health Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces and evolving safety and health issues. The recommendations feature a new, easier-to-use format and should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses. Also new is a section on multi-employer workplaces and a greater emphasis on continuous improvement. Supporting tools and resources are included. The programs are not prescriptive; they are … Read more

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Lendlease Goes Purple In Honor of Spirit Day 2016

NEW YORK, N.Y. – In honor of Spirit Day 2006, Lendlease employees throughout the United States will be wearing purple on Thursday, Oct. 20, to show solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. In addition, Lendlease staff in New York will be handing out rainbow-colored shoelaces to construction workers at Columbia University’s Manhattanville Development to foster solidarity and raise awareness. “At Lendlease, our vision is to create the best places and to do that Lendlease has to be a best place to work for all,” said Aole Ansari, executive general manager, Lendlease Healthcare and chairman of the Lendlease Diversity … Read more

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Construction Begins on $120M Interstate Expansion in Southern Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. – Sundt-Kiewit, a joint venture between Sundt Construction, Inc. and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., has broken ground on the Interstate 10/Ina Road Traffic Interchange reconstruction in Tucson, Arizona. The project aims to reduce traffic delays and increase safety by eliminating the existing at-grade crossing of Ina Road and the Union Pacific Railroad and building an overpass that takes Ina Road over I-10. Work includes widening I-10 to four lanes in each direction and Ina Road to two lanes in each direction from Silverbell Road to Camino Martin. The team will also build two structures over the Santa Cruz … Read more

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Nonresidential Spending Slips in August

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonresidential construction spending fell for a second consecutive month in August, according to a recent analysis of U.S. Census Bureau released by Associated Builders and Contractors. Nonresidential spending totaled $686.6 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis for the month, 1.1 percent lower than July’s total of $694.1 billion (revised down from $701 billion) and 1.3 percent below August 2015’s figure. Private nonresidential construction spending fell just 0.4 percent for the month, while its public sector counterpart shrank 2 percent. Four of the five largest nonresidential subsectors—power, highway and street, commercial and manufacturing—combined to fall 2.2 percent … Read more

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