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CIM Auction reaches new watermark in final 2016 proceeds tally

Source: Concrete Industry Management Program / National Steering Committee

The CIM National Steering Committee grossed more than $925,000 at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete 2016. “[It] surpassed our highest gross proceeds total ever,” affirms Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps (Cemex USA). “We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees that helped make this year’s event a tremendous success."

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ISO publishes guidance on environmental management system implementation

Sources: International Organization for Standardization, Geneva; CP staff

The newly revised ISO 14004:2016, Environmental management systems – General guidelines on implementation, is a companion to the ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems, a benchmark reference for life cycle assessments underpinning Product Category Rules and Environmental Product Declarations surfacing across the construction materials and products landscape.

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Feds challenge disciplinary actions tied to employees’ tardy claims of workplace injury

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

The Department of Labor is testing Occupational Safety and Health Act anti-discrimination provisions in a lawsuit contending U.S. Steel Corp. wrongfully suspended two Pennsylvania employees who reported treatment for symptoms of injuries perhaps occurring a few days prior while on the clock. Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel requires immediate workplace injury reporting.

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