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OSHA Will Enforce Beryllium Standard Starting May 11

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcement of the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in the construction industry on May 11, 2018. According to its May 10 press release and interim enforcement memorandum, OSHA will begin enforcing on May 11 the new lower 8-hour permissible exposure limit (PEL) and short-term (15-minute) exposure limit (STEL) for construction.  Read the rest of entry »

IRS Issues Guidance on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

On April 27, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on providing relief for certain small businesses that wish to claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for 2017 and later years. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Member Recognized During National Small Business Week

On April 30, Linda McMahon, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, recognized numerous small business entrepreneurs, including ABC member Keith Porta, as part of National Small Business Week 2018. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Celebrates Infrastructure Week 2018

It’s #TimeToBuild! ABC will be celebrating Infrastructure Week, May 14-21, with an awareness campaign highlighting the critical importance of infrastructure. Visit infrastructureweek.org for sharable factoids and information how to participate or plan your own event, look for daily Infrastructure Week social media posts on ABC National’s social media channels and follow the conversation using the hashtags #ABCMeritShopProud and #TimeToBuild. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Chapters Participate in Safety Week 2018

ABC chapters across the country are celebrating Construction Safety Week 2018, May 7-11. These chapters are raising awareness about the importance of safety by hosting events, sharing resources, hosting safety stand-downs and more. Read the rest of entry »

Nonresidential Construction Down in March; Private Sector Falters, Public Sector Unchanged

Nonresidential construction spending declined 0.3 percent in March, according to an ABC analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Nonresidential spending, which totaled $740.9 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, has expanded 2.5 percent on a year-over-year basis. February’s spending estimate was revised roughly $10 billion higher, from $732.8 billion to $742.8 billion, rendering the March decline less meaningful. Read the rest of entry »

March Construction Unemployment Rates Down Year-over-year in 37 States

The March 2018 not seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate was down 1 percent from March 2017, and estimated construction unemployment rates also fell in 37 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by ABC. The national unemployment rate was 7.4 percent, the lowest national March rate on record. Read the rest of entry »

Fixed Investment Retains Momentum in First Quarter of 2018

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 2.3 percent during the first quarter of 2018, while fixed investment increased at an annualized rate of 4.6 percent, according to an ABC analysis of advanced estimate released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read the rest of entry »

Update: OSHA Clarifies Electronic Reporting Requirements

On April 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it made an error regarding implementation of the 2016 Electronic Injury Reporting and Anti-Retaliation final rule and determined all affected employers are required to submit injury and illness data in the Injury Tracking Application online portal, even if the employer is covered by a State Plan that has not completed adoption of their own state rule.  Read the rest of entry »

ABC Celebrates Safety Week 2018

ABC will be celebrating Construction Safety Week 2018, May 7-11, with an awareness campaign highlighting member achievements in safety performance and ABC’s commitment to achieving zero-incident jobsites. Visit constructionsafetyweek.com for advice on engaging your team with an event guide, toolbox talks, messages to share and more ideas to promote safety as an industry priority.   Read the rest of entry »