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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

National Safety Stand-Down Begins May 8

Construction employers are encouraged to participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down program to be held the week of May 8-12. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. It’s an opportunity for employers to have a conversation with employees about hazards, protective...

A Big Partnership for Tiny Homes

While many builders are pondering over whether there is really enough serious money in tiny houses to warrant jumping into the market, one company in Salida, Colorado, is forging ahead. In a press release, Sprout Tiny Homes (OTC PK:STHI), announced its collaboration and partnership with WeeCasa, known as the world’s largest tiny home hotel...

Gary Auman

OSHA’S NEW Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

-By Gary Auman – The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s electronic recordkeeping rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illness became effective on January 1, 2017. The rule includes provisions to protect those who report injuries or illnesses from retaliation by their employer, and these provisions went into effect on December 1,...

Wisconsin Becomes 23rd State to Ban PLAs

On April 17, Wisconsin became the 23rd state to adopt legislation or executive action against controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) on state, state-assisted and local construction projects. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a supporter of the move, applauded Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) for signing Act 3 that prohibits the government from mandating PLAs, noting...

MORIN Names Faulk For Marketing

Morin, a Kingspan Group Company, has announced the hiring of Peter Faulk as its marketing manager. He will be charged with invigorating electronic content for architects, developing systems for managing and disseminating electronic media and ideas to sales and clients, managing ad campaigns, sales support systems, trade shows and events, social media channels and...

CMG Expands Indianapolis Facility

Coated Metals Group has expanded its Indianapolis location with a recent addition to its operation facility. The expansion has increased the building’s square footage by over 50 percent allowing CMG to ramp up their on-hand inventory and production. Doug Riley, Indianapolis’ sales representative, believes this expansion demonstrates CMG’s focus on continuously improving the customer experience....