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Are you Protecting Your Roadside Contractors?

Between 2015 and 2016, roadwork construction worker fatalities increased by 7%. The Federal Highway Administration attributes this rise to a few different factors: increased traffic, increased roadside construction projects and distracted driving. While we probably can’t control increased traffic and...
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Could this new OSHA Rule Affect You?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently proposed a rule that may affect your construction business. The rule would affect how to determine the competency of a crane operator and move the burden back towards the employer. Prior...
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UPDATE: State of the Construction Industry

In general, things are looking positive for the construction industry as it continues to grow. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, in December, the value of construction starts was up 12% from the previous month.  Overall, 2017 saw an increase...
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Construction Audits: Is your company prepared?

Let’s face it: no one likes to hear the word “audit” in any context. Unfortunately, construction audits are a reality for many construction projects. Audits are most likely seen in projects that involve contracts with a cost-plus-fee, cost-plus-fee with a...
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Dealing with Construction Fraud

Construction fraud is far more common than you think and goes largely undetected. In fact, Kroll’s Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report states that 70% of construction companies were a victim of fraud in 2016. In the construction business, fraud...
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OSHA’s Revised Silica Rule Now in Effect

After a 30-day compliance extension, the Occupational Safety and Health Commission (OSHA) is now enforcing the provisions of the new silica rule. There are enforcement guidelines that have been provided until the compliance directives are finalized. This rule has been...
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