AGC Responds to OSHA's Proposed Rule on Cranes & Derricks
On July 5, AGC of America commented on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed rule to update its existing cranes rule. The proposal attempts to clarify the existing training requirements and to incorporate an employer evaluation provision into the standard. AGC called on the agency to further clarify: what satisfies the ongoing training requirement for crane operators (e.g., tool box talks, pre-lift meetings, job safety analysis reviews, etc.); whether or not such training must be job-specific; and how the ongoing training requirement changes as an operator's experience expands, among other things.
ODOT Schedules Second DBE MSV Informational
If you were unable to attend the DBE Material and Supply Vendor (MSV) session that was held last month, ODOT will be holding a second session on Monday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at ODOT Central Office. This presentation will provide information and answer questions on the upcoming changes to procedures regarding DBE Material and Supplies Vendors (DBE MSVs). Prime contractors and DBE MSVs are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register for the event, click here. The event will also be available by webinar.
100th Anniversary Celebration – Seats Limited!
We only have 12 unreserved tables available for this exciting celebration. If you are planning to attend you may want to make reservations right away. You can reserve an entire tableof 10 or reserve a select number of seats through our website at www.ohiocontractors.org. Contact Emily Pickens if you need assistance. If you did not receive the invitation by mail, you can view it by clickinghere.
Passport Expiration for Overseas Travel
If you are planning to go to the OCA convention in February at the Riviera Maya, Mexico, you may want to take a look at your passport’s expiration date. While the government says that the expiration date does not have to expire within six months after your trip, the airlines can set up their own policies. If your expiration date falls within six months of the convention (February 6-13) you may want to renew your passport. Instructions are here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/