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Final rules on cranes and derricks in construction published

11/9/2017 10:48 AM
Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule, Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification Extension, which delays its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year, from Nov. 10, 2017, to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA is also delaying its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are ...
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Wisconsin experiences four occupational deaths in October; one in construction

11/1/2017 3:44 PM
October saw a high number of occupation-related deaths in Wisconsin. Even one death is too many, but four is beyond disturbing. Employers and employees are urged to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities.  This begins by making safety part of your culture ...
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OSHA Launches Electronic Portal for Injury and Illness Records

10/5/2017 9:47 AM
On Aug. 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched the Injury Tracking Application, which is the web-based form employers can use to submit their injury and illness data. The launch comes right after OSHA closed the comment period on delaying the electronic reporting portion of the final rule
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Apprenticeship ratio bills prompt spread of misinformation

9/27/2017 2:36 PM
Every legislative session, thousands of ideas are introduced, and Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin's government affairs team does its level best to keep an eye on all of them. Some, like the recently passed Foxconn incentives, gets significant attention ...
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OSHA's Silica Standard & the Multi-employer jobsite

9/18/2017 10:02 AM
With OSHA’s New Silica Standard going into effect on September 23, 2017, many employers are in the fourth quarter scramble to get their affairs in order and compliant. However, on multi-employer jobsites, construction companies seem to have more questions than answers ...
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Bill would give businesses freedom to hire more apprentices

9/7/2017 1:15 PM
“Today’s apprentices will construct the roads and bridges that move our citizens, they will bend the metal and steel that shape our cities, and they will pioneer the new technology that drives our commerce,” said President Donald Trump in a June speech. 

A new bill in Wisconsin, introduced by State Senator Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, and Representative Rob Hutton, R-Brookfield, could allow businesses to hire more apprentices by reducing legal burdens on them ... 
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Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is helping small businesses

8/18/2017 8:08 AM
The 21st Century Cures Act allows small employers to offer tax-free health benefits to their employees through a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA). Under the new law, your business can reimburse employees for out-of-pocket health costs and insurance premiums and take those payouts as business deductions ...
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ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship turns 30!

8/3/2017 4:07 PM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin Apprenticeship is marking 30 years of service to the construction industry today. That's longer than most apprentices have been alive. If you were around during that time, you may recall the many obstacles and challenges ABC members faced getting the program started.
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Are you prepared for a Cyber 9/11?

7/28/2017 7:36 AM
This week, Lloyd’s of London released a report that stated “a major, global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic natural disaster such as Superstorm Sandy in 2012.” So far in 2017, the "WannaCry" and "Petya/NotPetya" attacks affected hundreds of thousands ...
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The construction industry's need for electronic data liability coverage

7/25/2017 4:23 PM
Most construction related businesses understand the need for General Liability or Worker’s Compensation insurance and have a basic working knowledge those coverages. However, many business owners may not look closely at some of the exclusions or special nuances of those insurance policies ...
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