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Three proposed rules of concern to ABC members promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor are currently at the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and are expected to be issued imminently. The Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process and Overtime proposed rules are being reviewed by OIRA, and review of the Form LM-10 Employer Report final rule has concluded.

On June 22, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it will be holding Small Business Advocacy Review panel (also known as a SBREFA panel) meetings this summer to gather input on a possible Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings rule.

The roadmap to building a strong health and safety culture begins with improving new hire safety orientations and intentional incident investigations. It seems simple, but the reality is that this journey does not happen by itself. We must be committed to safety as a core value every day and in every situation to achieve industry-leading results. Leaders and all team members must be committed to supporting each other to drive results.

Construction Executive won the Silver EXCEL award from Association Media and Publishing for general excellence in the magazine—circulation 50,001 or more category. Since its launch in 2003, CE has won more than 20 editorial awards.

Construction is highly labor-intensive, and nothing gets done without our highly skilled and dedicated workforce. While standards tend to treat everyone equally, construction workers are not equally affected by heat those with certain health conditions or circumstances are more susceptible to heat illness. Thus, requirements designed for the least affected workers might not be sufficient to protect those at higher risk. One size does not fit all.

On June 13, the Biden administration released its Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda lists upcoming rulemakings and other regulatory actions from each agency that the administration expects to publish in 2023. ABC has prepared a summary of the actions of interest to ABC members by agency. 

On June 23, Rep. Rick W. Allen, R-Ga., a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, reintroduced H.R. 4320, the Truth in Employment Act, in the 118th Congress to shield employers from deceptive union harassment.

At a June 22 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor informed the committee that the Army Corps would be pausing all Clean Water Act jurisdictional determinations until a rulemaking revising the definition of “waters of the United States” is complete.

On June 13, ABC authored a letter to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee for its markup of H.R. 3938, the Build It in America Act. ABC supports this legislation, which would extend key provisions of the ABC-supported Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and provide additional certainty to the construction industry, including the deduction for research and development and the extension of th

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