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OSHA tightens timelines for reporting severe injuries, fatalities

A revised rule, effective January 2015, details new deadlines for employers to notify Occupational Safety and Health Administration when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye, and updates the list of employers partially exempt from agency record-keeping requirements.

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Construction equipment industry: $57 billion, 370K jobs

AEM-150A new Association of Equipment Manufacturers report highlights the construction equipment industry’s link to hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs and billions in economic activity. Authored by Inforum, a University of Maryland research organization, “The Economic Footprint of the Construction Equipment Industry on the U.S. Economy” underscores business growth over the last decade, plus threats posed by diminishing government investment in infrastructure projects and eliminating support for manufacturing exports.

 

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NLRB clears path for Operating Engineers decertification vote at Allied Stone

In a case involving a crushed stone operation of Moline, Ill.-based RiverStone Group Inc., the National Labor Relations Board affirms a contract bar doctrine limiting to three years the window during which a collective bargaining agreement restricts unit members from pursuing a vote to decertify their union.

 

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