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From the monthly archives: March 2014

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'March 2014'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

ABC Announces 2015 National Meetings

ABC has made some changes to its meeting schedule in an effort to provide more value for attendees. The Meetings Transformation Taskforce set goals to provide more affordable accommodations, keep registration costs in check and reduce the number of meetings overall for next year and moving forward. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Industry Testimony Critical of OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule

The ABC-led Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) testified in front of OSHA March 24 on a proposed rule that would drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of respirable crystalline silica for the construction industry. Read the rest of entry »

Help Select the Next National Craft Champions

ABC is looking for members to help judge the 2014 National Craft Championships on May 1 in Birmingham, Ala. Members with demonstrated expertise in a craft who are interested in participating should submit a judge’s form to krauer@abc.org indicating one of the craft competitions they would like to judge by April 11. Read the rest of entry »

Professional Development Education Offered at ABC’s Conference

ABC’s annual Workforce Development Conference is bringing construction professionals education, networking and careers in construction April 29-May 2 in Birmingham, Ala. Choose from more than 40 educational sessions, keynote speakers and our many networking receptions to increase your professional development. Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Announces National Fall Prevention Campaign's Safety Stand-Down

The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced March 19 a new piece of their Fall Prevention Campaign to raise awareness about the hazards of falls among employers and employees in construction. The national safety “stand-down” encourages employers to take time between June 2-6, 2014 to discuss fall prevention, ladder, scaffolding and roof safety and more and will recognize employers that participate with a personalized certificate. Read the rest of entry »

Expand Job Skills at the Workforce Development Conference

With education sessions and networking receptions, there's something for everyone at the 2014 Workforce Development ConferenceApril 29-May 2 in Birmingham, Ala. Construction owners; mid to upper management; project managers and supervisors; safety and risk professionals; and ABC Chapter staff can pick and choose from concurrent sessions covering a variety of industry topics and network with industry leaders. In addition, attendees can watch more than 180 craft trainees compete in the National Craft Championships. 
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Federal Contractors Must Comply with New OFCCP Rules by March 24

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)  two recently finalized rules go into effect March 24, 2014. The rules drastically alter federal contractors’ existing affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations with respect to veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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ABC Launches National Program for Young Professionals

ABC has officially launched its National Young Professional Program, which provides ABC member company employees under the age of 40 additional benefits and ways to increase their involvement within the association. By participating in the program, ABC’s young leaders have the opportunity to build relationships, expand their skills and advance their careers while continuing to promote open competition and the merit shop philosophy.

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New Resources on the Use of Employment Background Checks

On March 10, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) co-published two documents on the use of employment background checks:  Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know andBackground Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know.  
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2013: ABC’s Year in Review

The 2013 Year in Review uses ABC’s value proposition to take a look back at what ABC accomplished throughout the last year to support its goals, including political victories, safety and productivity initiatives and community involvement.
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