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OSHA updates recommended workplace safety, health program practices

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA has tailored its new set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving their workplaces.

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Color solutions specialist Ferro builds concrete market footprint with Delta deal

Sources: Ferro Corp., Cleveland; CP staff

Ferro Corp. has entered agreements to acquire certain assets of Georgia-based toll blender Delta Performance Products, plus a Belgium business, Cappelle Pigments NV. Delta incorporates Ferro’s complex inorganic colored pigments in customized blends for ready mixed and manufactured concrete, especially hardscape units.

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Oldcastle Precast teams up with GEI Consultants and FDE for ‘French Dam’ prototype

Source: French Development Enterprises, North Billerica, Mass.

Oldcastle Precast, civil engineering and consulting firm FDE, and Woburn, Mass.-based GEI Consultants have successfully constructed and assembled the first prototype “French Dam,” a modular precast impoundment for construction and retrofit of hydroelectric dams, water control systems and power houses.

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ADA proves no shield for obese driver refusing sleep apnea test

Sources: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, St. Louis; Littler P.C., San Francisco; CP staff

A three-judge Appellate Court panel has affirmed a U.S. District Court decision favoring Lincoln, Neb.-based Crete Carrier Corp., which had defended a policy subjecting drivers with body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher to testing for risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—where tissues around the upper respiratory tract relax and physically block the airway.

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Forterra tenders $100M for Precast Concepts, J&G Concrete

Sources: CP staff; Forterra Concrete Holdings LLC, Irving, Texas

Forterra Building Products anticipates fourth quarter closing of two bolt-on deals secured in early-September definitive agreements, and noted in new U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission filings tied to a Forterra Inc. initial public offering.

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