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Equipment manufacturers want Republicans and Democrats to work together

Equipment manufacturers want Republicans and Democrats to work together

Editor’s note: The opinions and comments expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement on what the 2018 midterm elections mean for the equipment manufacturing industry.

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

U.S. Department of Labor issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule Nov. 7, that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment. The final rule will maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing […]

AGC NYS partners with Benetech to provide on-demand NYS sexual harassment training webinar

AGC NYS partners with Benetech to provide on-demand NYS sexual harassment training webinar

Complete Your Annual NYS Sexual Harassment Training with AGC NYS AGC NYS has partnered with Benetech to offer Sexual Harassment Training that meets the New York State Requirements. This exclusive training program is compatible with both desktop and mobile devices, allowing for easy administration at the office or in the field.

Trump to nominate Andrew Wheeler as next EPA administrator

Trump to nominate Andrew Wheeler as next EPA administrator

Present Trump said he will nominate Andrew Wheeler as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler, who has been serving as acting administrator since July, spoke to NSSGA members at the 2018 Legislative & Policy Forum about regulatory reform and the agency’s policy priorities. Trump made the announcement Friday during a White […]

FHWA poised to act on century-old barrier to transportation project innovation in response to ARTBA petition

FHWA poised to act on century-old barrier to transportation project innovation in response to ARTBA petition

On Nov. 14, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) said it would amend or repeal a century-old regulation related to the development and deployment of new products on U.S. transportation projects. The agency’s move comes in response to a March 27 filing from the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), which noted the […]