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ACI report covers insulating concrete form practice, system variety

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The new ACI560R-16 Report on Design and Construction with Insulating Concrete Forms is a comprehensive introduction to ICF wall practice. In spite of their simplicity, authors note, such systems are based on extensive research and continue to evolve with changes in technology.

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Lafarge captures western Canada territory for StormTrap products

Sources: Lafarge Canada Inc., Calgary; CP staff

Romeoville, Ill.-based stormwater management systems developer StormTrap has entered a licensing and production agreement granting Lafarge Canada exclusive rights to proprietary precast concrete detention and retention products from northwest Ontario to British Columbia. The producer serves drainage markets across that expanse from precast and concrete pipe plants in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.

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Bending to OSHA, steel giant relaxes policy on timely reporting of plant incidents, injuries

Sources: Occupational Safety & Health Administration; CP staff

To settle a Department of Labor complaint alleging Occupational Safety and Health Act violations, Pittsburgh-based United States Steel Corp. has agreed to rescind its Immediate Reporting Policy regarding workplace injuries as well as disciplinary measures against three Pennsylvania and Ohio plant workers to whom it had been applied.

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Industry pushback helps stall OSHA electronic reporting, anti-retaliation rule enforcement

Sources: CP staff; Associated Builders & Contractors, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, D.C.

Concurrent implementation of the OSHA "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses" rule's anti-retaliation and electronic injury reporting portions is shifting from August 10 to November 2016 and January 2017, respectively.

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Shell Lubricants seals new HD engine oil formulations ahead of API CJ-4 sunset

Sources: Shell Oil Co., Houston; American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Shell Lubricants has timed an ambitious Rotella heavy-duty engine oil portfolio update with two new American Petroleum Institute diesel engine oil standards. Premiering in December, API Service Categories CK-4 and FA-4 succeed Service Category CJ-4 oils widely recommended among on- and off-highway diesel engine manufacturers over the past decade.

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