Category Archives: Legislative News

U.S. Department of Labor to seek data on protecting miners from exposure to quartz

U.S. Department of Labor to seek data on protecting miners from exposure to quartz

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register seeking data on economically and technologically feasible methods to protect miners’ health from exposure to quartz. The RFI includes an examination of an appropriately reduced permissible […]

FMCSA proposes more flexibility on truck driver hour limits

FMCSA proposes more flexibility on truck driver hour limits

No New Construction Exemption On Aug. 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced proposed changes in the hours of service restrictions for truck drivers. The proposed rule changes do not impact current, similar short haul exemptions for concrete and asphalt deliveries that allow the 30-minute break to be met by the driver’s waiting […]

A U.S. Federal Court strikes down wetlands proposal for the second time in three months

A U.S. Federal Court strikes down wetlands proposal for the second time in three months

WASHINGTON, DC — A federal district judge has ruled an Obama administration-era wetlands regulation fails to comply with the law, handing the 2015 directive its second defeat since May. The decision is a win for the nation’s transportation construction industry, which is fighting the regulation because it could subject roadside ditches to federal regulations, causing delays and driving […]

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA requests information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA requests information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed […]

Vice President Mike Pence tours The Manitowoc Company, Inc. Pennsylvania factory, urges Congress to ratify USMCA

Vice President Mike Pence tours The Manitowoc Company, Inc. Pennsylvania factory, urges Congress to ratify USMCA

United States Vice President Mike Pence addressed more than 1,000 Manitowoc employees at an event hosted by the company at its manufacturing facility in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania. The Vice President called on Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and highlighted how the new trade deal will add $68 billion to the U.S. economy […]