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  • September 05, 2017 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For 40-plus years the design of construction hard hats hasn’t changed much—a brimmed shell attached to a suspended, adjustable headband. But that’s changing as designs, first used in mountain climbing and other sports helmets, are adapted for construction workers.

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  • September 04, 2017 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cleveland rocks. And where construction is concerned, so do Columbus and Cincinnati. That's according to Don Taylor, president and CEO of Akron, OH–based Welty Building Company, who says demand is strong in major markets across the state. Founded in Akron in 1945, the firm builds civic, educational, healthcare, corporate, sports and other projects in Ohio — most recently leading construction of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Village, in Canton.

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  • August 23, 2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After a few legal fits and starts, as well as extra time for review and input, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard for construction is scheduled to go into effect about a month from now, on Sept. 23.

    What that means is contractors who engage in activities that create silica dust — that is, respirable crystalline silica — such as by cutting, grinding or blasting materials like concrete, stone and brick, must meet a stricter standard for how much of that dust workers inhale. The same goes for employers of tradespeople working around such activities.

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  • August 23, 2017 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Labor is committed to increasing the number of quality apprenticeships in the United States.

     Apprenticeships have played an important role throughout our nation’s history, building and shaping the structures of our communities, and strengthening our economy. America’s workforce has evolved since the Colonial days, but apprenticeships remain a valuable pathway for Americans to learn the skills to succeed in good paying and rewarding jobs.

    This week marks the 80th anniversary of the passage of the National Apprenticeship Act (also known as the Fitzgerald Act), which directed the U.S. Department of Labor to work with industry and states to promote apprenticeship programs across the country, and to formulate and promote labor standards necessary to safeguard the welfare of apprentices . The Act was integral in creating a new foundation for apprenticeship.

    In the first half of the twentieth century, apprenticeship programs mainly involved the manufacturing, construction, and utilities industries. But after World War II, apprenticeship began to expand into new industries, training generations of firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and others. Today, hundreds of thousands of apprentices are employed in more than 1,000 occupations – and there’s more growth on the horizon.

    In June 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order calling for the expansion of apprenticeships and reduction of regulatory burdens on workforce development programs. The Department of Labor is partnering with industry groups, companies, nonprofit organizations, unions, joint labor-management organizations, and many others to help them design apprenticeship programs that fit their unique industry.

    We at the Department of Labor are committed to increasing the number of quality apprenticeships, including expansion into high-growth, emerging sectors where apprenticeships have historically been rare. This earn-while-you-learn model has historic and proven results, and we know that success will continue for generations to come.

     

    John Ladd is the Administrator of the Employment and Training Agency’s Office of Apprenticeship and Training Administration.


  • August 16, 2017 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cleveland rocks. And where construction is concerned, so do Columbus and Cincinnati. That's according to Don Taylor, president and CEO of Akron, OHbased Welty Building Company, who says demand is strong in major markets across the state. Founded in Akron in 1945, the firm builds civic, educational, healthcare, corporate, sports and other projects in Ohio — most recently leading construction of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Village, in Canton.

    As business booms, however, a shortage of skilled labor is pushing Welty and other contractors statewide to take a more active role in recruiting new workers into the industry.

    Construction Dive spoke with Taylor about where in Ohio construction is thriving, the emerging role of the developer there and how the company is helping alleviate the shortage of skilled labor in the state.

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  • August 11, 2017 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OSHA Recordkeeping – Wait…Who Needs to Submit Injury and Illness Records?

    YOU! If you are a company with 250 or more employees and are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records (OSHA Recordkeeping). OR if you are a company with 20–249 employees in certain industries with previous high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. These industries include construction, manufacturing, transportation, utilities and many others. You can find a full list of these industries here: Certain Industries for OSHA Reporting.

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  • August 07, 2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In its second decade, the BX Outreach Program continues to build student awareness of the many career opportunities in the central Ohio construction industry. The Program has impacted nearly 90,000 central Ohio students since it began.

    The Program is presented by BX members – professionals in careers ranging from architecture, to construction management, to skilled trades. The goal is to interest young people, boys and girls, in jobs they may never have previously considered.

    The Exchange is always seeking volunteers to serve as Outreach speakers. This opportunity will allow you to make a positive impact on the future of the industry. It’s as easy as you make it. Presentations occur during the school year and you volunteer when it fits your schedule – whether it’s once a year or several times a month. After a short BX training session, speakers visit middle and high school classrooms in teams and present the structured, 35-minute program.

    Share the responsibility of educating tomorrow's workforce by becoming a volunteer for the BX Student Outreach Program. For more information, contact Pam Austin.

  • August 04, 2017 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Bruce Rolfsen

    Employers shouldn’t hurry to file their annual injury and illness summaries electronically with OSHA even though the agency began accepting reports Aug. 1, employer-side attorneys are recommending.

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    Source:  bna.com

  • August 02, 2017 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    US Dept of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

    47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations (Major Group)

    Check out individual occupations

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