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ASTM C15 issues standard for fly ash brick

Source: CalStar Products, Racine, Wis.

Unit masonry and cast stone producer CalStar is the first to offer products meeting ASTM C1790-14, Standard Specification for Fly Ash Facing Brick, which recently cleared Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units.

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Asphalt contractor’s tab for firing hours of service-wise staff nears $1M

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

Finding Asphalt Specialists Inc. violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by terminating a foreman and two truck drivers who had expressed hours of service compliance concerns, OSHA has ordered the Pontiac, Mich., paving contractor to pay $954,000 in back wages plus compensatory and punitive damages.

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OSHA to hear more on electronic injury, illness records submission

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA has extended to October 14 the comment period on a proposed rule for tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. A proposal published in November 2013 would add to the agency's record-keeping regulation requirements for the electronic submission of information that employers are already required to keep.

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