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Report stresses links between pavement properties, fuel efficiency targets

Armed with “Comprehensive Transportation Fuel Reduction Policies —A Comparison of Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency and Rigid Pavement Policies,” Portland Cement Association calls for roads and pavement structures to be included in forthcoming U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heavy-duty truck fuel standards through which the White House aims to cut greenhouse gas levels.

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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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