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ASTM Sustainability Committee eyes water stewardship standards

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

With an eye to a user base of regulators, design professionals and environmentalists, the new ASTM Subcommittee E60.07 on Water Use and Conservation will target standards supporting sustainability and sustainable development of water-related products and processes.

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LafargeHolcim chief prepares to mill “A new leader for a new world”

Sources: CP staff; LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich

LHlogo 150True to a timeline in their April 2014 announcement of a proposed union, Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. executives unveiled a new global leader in heavy building materials July 15, presenting the merged business, LafargeHolcim, as an operator of 2,500-plus cement, concrete and aggregate plants in 90 countries.

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OSHA issues temporary Confined Spaces in Construction enforcement policy

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

A 60-day enforcement policy, effective August 3, postpones enforcement of OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction standard until October 2, in response to requests for additional time to train and acquire equipment necessary for compliance.

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