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Register Today for ABC’s Safety Excellence Academy at BizCon

ABC will be hosting a two-day STEP Plus Safety Excellence Academy during BizCon, Feb. 19-20. This in-depth course on safety culture and mindset will be presented by leaders who are both contractors and owners, and will establish the path for achieving world-class safety performance
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WalMart, Dow and Balfour Beatty Executives Offer Insights at BizCon

ABC members that attend BizCon, Feb. 19-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will gain insights from high-level executives at national companies, including WaMart, Dow, Balfour Beatty, and Cushman & Wakefield/Commerce, among others. 
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Webinar on Jan. 22 Discusses Impact of Health Care Law on Businesses

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. (ET) Ernst & Young will be hosting a webinar on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect companies’ benefit designs, workforce composition, reporting systems, tax administration, and bottom line. 
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OSHA Agenda Lists Actions on I2P2, Confined Spaces and Silica

In its regulatory agenda released Dec. 21, 2012, OSHA listed action items on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2), confined spaces in construction and crystalline silica exposure limits for 2013.
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NAVFAC and USACE Issue PLA Surveys in Four States

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are requesting comments from the construction industry about the potential use of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on large-scale federal projects in Washington, Maryland, Kentucky and Minnesota.
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Hear from Major Construction Users During ABC’s BizCon

ABC members that attend BizCon, Feb. 19-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the health care, energy, retail and chemical sectors who collectively have more than $20 billion in construction projects in their pipeline, according to Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Capital Expenditures List.
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ABC & Coalition Comment on HHS Proposal on Employer Coverage Requirements

ABC, as part of the Small Business Coalition for Affordable Healthcare, submitted comments Dec. 21, 2012, on a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposal regarding essential health benefits (EHB) and determining actuarial value. 
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Construction Executive Launches Three New eNewsletters

Construction Executive launched three free eNewsletters targeting niche topics in a biweekly email format. 
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DOL Agenda Lists Imminent Actions on Persuader, OFCCP Affirmative Action Rules

The Department of Labor on Dec. 21, 2012, released an updated agenda outlining the regulatory activities of its sub-agencies for the next year. The agenda includes items on reporting requirements for labor consultants, employers and associations, and affirmative action in federal construction, among other issues. 
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2013 STEP Applications Now Available

The 2013 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) applications are now available and have been mailed out to all ABC chapters and contractor members. 
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