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Court disarms ‘ambush’ elections rule for union representation

Responding to Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenges, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned a National Labor Relations Board rule expediting union representation elections, citing the measure’s adoption absent a quorum of the five-member agency.

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Lafarge Canada heeds safety directive in switch to 44-lb. cement bag

Recognizing the Canadian Center for Occupational Health & Safety-recommended 23-kilogram (50-lb.) threshold for objects workers regularly handle, Lafarge Canada has introduced a 20-kilogram (44-lb.) alternative to the traditional 40-kilogram (88-lb.) cement bag.

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OSHA proposes $154K in fines for veneer stone installer

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Refton, Pa.-based Quality Stone Veneer Inc. with eight safety violations, including one willful, for scaffolding hazards found during stone installation at a Hegins, Pa., residential site.

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