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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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Boral USA dedicates ‘Innovation Factory,’ keen on disruptive-product development

Sources: Boral USA, Roswell, Ga.; CP staff

Boral USA officials cut the ribbon on a San Antonio, Texas, facility focused on material science, polymer chemistry, composite products, durability testing and process development. Dubbed the Boral Innovation Factory, it is a companion to a cementitious material- and concrete technology-centered research & development lab in Sydney, home base of parent Boral Ltd.

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