The Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, Inc. is dedicated to the advancement of the construction industry and the protection of its members and the general public.
Events
Ensuring our members are informed and among the first to benefit from the development of the petrochemical industry .
We are on the cusp of a once-in-a generation opportunity to cultivate a manufacturing renaissance and transform the economy across the Ohio Valley. The foundation for building a diverse and robust petrochemical and plastics industry will be initiated with the decision by PTT Global Chemical America to invest in the Ohio Valley-and we must ensure that we make the most of this chance to create good paying jobs and downstream manufacturing opportunities. You can do that best by being informed, collaborating with others and engaging in events. Register today to attend.....
News
Trump’s Hurricane Rebuilding Job
A construction labor shortage will add costs and time to the recovery.
President Trump knows the construction industry and can talk in great detail about laying concrete. So the urgent need for more construction workers following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma ought to get his attention. Read more...
70% of contractors are having trouble finding skilled labor
Seven in 10 construction companies say they're having difficulty finding enough skilled hourly workers,  according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk. Read more....
10 construction industry trends to watch in 2017
"There will be a continuing and expanded trend towards project team collaboration. I call that moving from an art to a science,"said Sue Klawans, senior vice president and director of operational excellence and planning at the Gilbane Building Company. Read more....
Members in the News
Kalkreuth named to 2017 Top 100 Roofing Contractors
The results are in for  Roofing Contractor  magazine's Top 100 Roofing Contractors, and Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal is ranked #10 in the nation!

The team here at  Roofing Contractor has compiled a list of the Top 100 Roofing Contractors in the United States. We’ve collected annual sales revenue submissions to create our 2017 list of the highest ranking roofing professionals.
Roofing contractors from every region and virtually every major market in the country voluntarily reported their company’s revenue and other business statistics for 2016. The revenue information provided was self-reported throughout the first half of Read more....
Safety & Education
Medical marijuana in the workplace
Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio but you will not be able to buy it legally for another year.
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The Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR/AR Clothing
There is still a lot of misleading, inaccurate and incorrect information regarding selecting the proper FR clothing and how to properly wear, care for and maintain FR/AR clothing. 
According to OSHA, flame-resistant (FR) clothing is required under 29 CFR 1910.132, and is also mentioned in other sections of the OSHA standards. Flame-resistant clothing is used in the petroleum industry, electrical industry, O&G exploration and other types of industries where there is a danger of a worker being injured by various thermal Register here....
OSHA publications made easier to find with revised webpage
OSHA’s  publications webpage  has been redesigned based on user data and feedback to better engage its many audiences and improve the way it functions. New and popular publications for specific industries or hazards are now easier to download and order. The webpage is formatted for all devices and platforms, from desktop monitors to smartphones.
OSHA Proposes Extension to Compliance Deadline for Crane Operator Certification Requirements
OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA proposed a delay of the enforcement date to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the  Cranes and Derricks in Construction  standard. Comments may be submitted by Sept. 29 either electronically, at  www.regulations.gov , or by facsimile or mail. See the  Federal Register notice   for submission details and more information.

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Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council

Ginny Favede Executive Director

Telephone 304-242-0520 Fax 304-282-3616 Website www.ovcec.com
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