From: The Daily Reporter By: Nate Beck, firstname.lastname@example.org June 11, 2021 Construction trade groups are praising the Biden Administration’s decision to exclude the construction industry from new safety rules related to COVID-19. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an Emergency Temporary Standard, or ETS, on Thursday specifically for the health-care industry. In it step, OSHA [...]
Construction Input Prices Rise 4.6% in May; Softwood Lumber Prices Up 154% From a Year Ago, Says ABC
WASHINGTON, June 15—Construction input prices increased 4.6% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices increased 4.8% for the month. Construction input prices are 24.3% higher than a year ago, while [...]
On June 11, the Biden administration released its Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The agenda lists upcoming rulemakings and other regulatory actions from each agency that the administration expects to publish through the end of the year and into 2022.
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators are seeking support from their colleagues and the White House on a tentative infrastructure package they negotiated last week, calling the plan a “realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies.”
An administration official said Biden never agreed to shift coronavirus relief funds to pay for infrastructure – a major GOP request – and that Republicans never increased the price tag of their offer enough to satisfy Biden, who sought at least $1 trillion in new spending over current infrastructure spending levels.
On Monday, June 7th Governor Cuomo held a press conference where he announced the following major changes to NYS COVID-19 policy: Effective today, NYS schools will no longer be mandated to require that students wear masks outdoors. The individual decisions will be up to local school districts Governor Cuomo says NY will be lifting [...]
While no breakthrough seems imminent, infrastructure talks between President Biden and Senate Republicans continue as they try to reach an agreement on significant federal investment in the nation’s infrastructure. While Biden rejected Republicans’ proposal to add an additional $50 billion to their $928 billion counterproposal on infrastructure spending, according to a report last week [...]
From ABC National THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021 11:41 AM Posted in Politics and Policy, People and Awards, Workforce and Safety, News Release 2021 WASHINGTON, May 27—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Labor to serve as a representative [...]
National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.5% in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $786.2 billion for the month.
On May 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revoked recent enforcement guidance issued to clarify the recordability of situations where employees suffered adverse side effects from a COVID-19 vaccination