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NEWS
Pittsburgh International Airport has a $1.1B plan to downsize
Pittsburgh International Airport is gearing up for a $1.1 billion overhaul to account for lower traffic volumes than it saw when it opened in 1992, the  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Read more...
Dodge: Construction starts fall 2% in August
The value of construction starts fell 2% from July to a seasonally adjusted rate of $711.6 billion in August, according to  Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline comes despite a relatively strong showing from the institutional sector. Read more...
Vote Yes On Road Bonds

For years, many West Virginians have complained about the sorry condition of many highways and bridges in our state. We wondered why someone didn’t do something about the problem.Now whether the challenge is addressed is up to us. It would be foolish not to seize the opportunity. Read more...
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SAFETY & EDUCATION
What contractors need to know about OSHA's new silica rule
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. Read More...
Recent OSHA inspection? OSHA has been requesting records within 24 hours of leaving a jobsite after an inspection. Use the check list below to get your documents organized.
OSHA Announces Enforcement Policy for Construction Silica Standard
Thomas Galassi OSHA's Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary issued a memorandum to OSHA Regional Administrators on how OSHA will handle enforcement of the new Silica Standard for the construction industry, which takes effect on September 23, 2017. To read the memorandum  click here
OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction 
OSHA is issuing two standards to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica—one for construction, and the other for general industry and maritime—in order to allow employers to tailor solutions to the special conditions in their workplaces. Check out the OSHA Fact Sheet here....
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Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council

Ginny Favede Executive Director

Telephone 304-242-0520 Fax 304-242-7261 Website  www.ovcec.com
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