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OSHA Released Directive for Inspecting Cranes on the Jobsite

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oct. 23 issued a directive for OSHA compliance personnel on how to enforce its 2010 standard for construction cranes and derricks. The directive, which covers jobsites where power-operated equipment covered by Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction are present, provides guidance for OSHA inspectors on how to conduct site visits, interpret the rule, and decide when to issue citations.  
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Contractors and Construction Users Discuss Issues Facing the Industry

At ABC’s second annual Industrial Users Summit, merit shop contractors discussed issues regarding labor, safety, productivity and working with the client with some of the top industrial construction users in the country. 
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Workforce Hearing Allows ABC Member to Speak on Industry Needs

Amanda Novak, the human resources manager for ABC member company The Tri-M Group, LLC, testified on behalf of the merit shop construction industry during a field hearing about what employers need from educators and state officials to fix the workforce issues we face. 
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Why You Want to Meet the Students at ABC’s Career Fair

At our Construction Management Career Fair on Nov. 11 in Miami Beach, Fla., we’re giving our members the exclusive opportunity to recruit their next top performers from a group of top-tier students representing areas all over the country under one roof. Booths must be reserved by Oct. 31, so be sure to complete your application today.
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Send Your Local Craft Trainees to the Next Level

Does your company employ craft trainees and apprentices who excel in their trade?  Have you and your employees participated in a craft competition at your local ABC chapter? Our National Craft Championships is welcoming those who want to take their skills to the next level and showcase what they can do on a national stage. If you want your employees to show what your company is about –growing a skilled workforce and delivering the best work—then submit an intent to compete form and claim your spot in the 2015 National Craft Championships.
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Blacklisting Executive Order Meets Opposition from ABC at White House Meeting

ABC strongly opposed a new executive order (EO) that will harm federal contractors, taxpayers and government procurement officials at an Oct. 13, 2014, White House listening session with major employer association representatives, businesses and Obama administration officials.
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How Your Project Team Can be Recognized Nationally

Merit shop contractors give 100% on their jobs, creating innovative and outstanding projects, and now you have the chance to show the construction industry how hard your team has worked. By submitting an application for the 25th Annual National Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards, your company and project team can join the hundreds of ABC member companies who have been recognized on a national scale for their work.
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Collaborate with Business Leaders at ABC’s First Peer Group Conference

For merit shop business leaders, ABC’s first annual Peer Group Conference will offer a chance to learn from and work with like-minded business owners to advance the success and profitability of your company. Attendees of the conference, both existing peer group members and those interested in joining, will have the opportunity to take part in topic-based education sessions, roundtables and networking events. 
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Collaborate with Business Leaders at ABC’s First Peer Group Conference

For merit shop business leaders, ABC’s first annual Peer Group Conference will offer a chance to learn from and work with like-minded business owners to advance the success and profitability of your company. Attendees of the conference, both existing peer group members and those interested in joining, will have the opportunity to take part in topic-based education sessions, roundtables and networking events. 
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Coalition for Workplace Safety Urges OSHA to Withdraw Recordkeeping Regulation

On Oct. 14, ABC submitted comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requesting it withdraw a proposed rule and supplemental notice that would require employers to electronically submit detailed injury and illness records to the agency. For the first time, OSHA plans to make this information publically available on the Internet through a new searchable database and use the data for enforcement purposes.
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