Concrete Products is the leading source for Concrete Plants, Concrete Mixers, Precast, and Ready Mix news.

Iron Workers UNION spurs OSHA survey on rebar placement accident reduction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks comments through June 2 on how to prevent injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities in construction, and from vehicles and mobile equipment backing into workers in construction. The agency will use responses to learn more about how workers get injured and what solutions exist to prevent injury and death, including possible regulatory action.

Read more: Iron Workers UNION spurs OSHA survey on rebar placement accident reduction

Appellate Court blocks mandate for union-organizing poster

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) applauded a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit injunction amid proceedings challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule for private sector employers to post by April 30 “Notification of Employee Rights,” an 11- x 17-in. notice on National Labor Relations Act union-organizing and collective bargaining provisions.

Read more: Appellate Court blocks mandate for union-organizing poster

Congressional leaders join Rally for Roads

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and Democratic Chief Deputy Whip Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) were among 10 bipartisan members of Congress who convened with transportation construction interests at the second annual Rally for Roads: Make Transportation Job #1 in Washington, D.C.

Read more: Congressional leaders join Rally for Roads

NLRB rule expedites representation elections

A controversial final rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board in December 2011 that overhauls procedures for union representation elections became effective on April 30.

Read more: NLRB rule expedites representation elections

Laborers’ prod GOP leaders on highway bill

A multi-media campaign from the union representing plant and jobsite workers across the transportation infrastructure value chain spotlights the public safety crisis crumbling bridges, deteriorating roads and struggling transit systems pose. The Laborers’ International Union of North America undertaking is especially targeted at voters positioned to prod U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) into supporting a long-term highway bill that protects investment in transportation systems.

Read more: Laborers’ prod GOP leaders on highway bill