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OSHA COVID Safety Rules Give Workplace Flexibility to Transportation Construction Firms

New guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grant transportation construction contractors and other businesses the flexibility to adopt COVID safety protocols that fit their specific workplaces, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)....


Industry Urges Workers to Get COVID Vaccine

Right now, the construction industry is tackling critical coronavirus vaccine issues: Should employees have the vaccine or not, and does it matter? Can an employer mandate employees be vaccinated before entering a job site? How can an employer successfully overcome vaccine hesitancy?Deemed essential by the federal government, construction workers have been among priority groups for the coronavirus vaccine....


VIDEO: AGC, Partners Urge Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

The Associated General Contractors of America and other groups are partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to spend the week of April 19th urging construction workers to get their COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are able....


JCB North America Cares for Employees With Innovative COVID-19 Measures

From the very onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, JCB took a proactive approach to protect its employees and continues to do so with extraordinary measures. "Out of concern for our employees and as the situation changed, JCB has continually adapted procedures to be the most up to date with CDC recommended guidelines," said Tonya Poole, vice president of human resources of JCB North America....


Construction Associations Consider Generic COVID Workplace Guidance Redundant, Impractical

Both ARTBA and the AGC have concerns about the late-January executive order President Joe Biden signed regarding safe workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance follows Biden's request that OSHA decide by March 15, 2021, whether an emergency temporary standard (ETS) is needed....


PennDOT Gets $407M in Federal COVID Relief for Road, Bridge Projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has received $407.2 million in federal COVID relief funds for road and bridge projects that will help cover revenue gaps in its construction program....


Maine Horse Track to Become COVID-19 Vaccination Site

The owners of the former Scarborough Downs harness racing track are donating use of the facility's grandstand to MaineHealth so it can be converted into a high-volume COVID-19 vaccination site. MaineHealth announced the new site preparation in Scarborough on Jan....


Latest COVID-Related Stimulus Package Includes Revised PPP Loan

Last month, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the "CAA") federal stimulus package. During the week of Jan. 10, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans tailored to small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic....


Industry Gears Up for Florida Auctions

This past year has been a difficult one, to say the least, for every person, family and business. Pretty much every walk of life has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether you are a CEO, student, teacher, restaurant owner or retail worker....


What to Expect From New Administration

The construction industry could be in for a bumpy ride as the U.S. economy recovers from the coronavirus and the recession tied to it. Dodge Data & Analytics calls for a 4 percent regain in 2021, after a 14 percent loss this year....






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