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OSHA convenes stakeholders for crane operator certification review

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Jackson Lewis P.C., Reston, Va.; CP staff

The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet March 31-April 1 at the Department of Labor’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to weigh in on a proposed revision of operator qualification requirements in the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.

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Sustainability watchdog: Cement companies score on carbon, energy metrics

Sources: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva; CP staff

An external audit of the multinational producers behind the WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative finds high scores in two of seven key CSI Charter areas: 1) Carbon Dioxide and Energy Management and 2) Fuels and Materials Use. Emissions reduction and resource optimization have netted economic savings, improved waste recovery, and nurtured innovation.

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Mutual Materials’ Bowen named 2015 NCMA chairman

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

Capping the 2015 convention in San Antonio, the NCMA board elected Joseph Bowen as chairman for a one-year term, during which he envisions a strategically driven approach that engages and leverages association members to push market growth in an improving economy.

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