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Will Temby

Experts in jobsite safety trends predict that OSHA under President Biden will be far more aggressive than the essentially mothballed agency that slept through the Donald J. Trump administration.

Beefed up OSHA Means Greater Jobsite Scrutiny

The election of Joe Biden as president brought many new faces to Washington. One department head nominee that construction industry employers should be aware of: Doug Parker, the proposed new boss of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Parker most recently oversaw California’s OSHA division. Experts in jobsite safety trends predict that a Parker-led OSHA …

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As Construction Rebounds, Staffing Services Ready with Manpower

As the U.S. economy begins to pounce back, finding qualified construction workers has suddenly become a challenge. Construction is rebounding more quickly than other sectors as postponed projects finally rev up. But as a construction manager, how do you put together a productive team with rival firms also battling to recruit top talent? Savvy construction …

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EEOC: Employers Can Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Because it’s not a “medical examination,” employers can order their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act or any other worker-protection laws. That’s according to new guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination. The EEOC said companies can go so …

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Watch for Fraudulent Worker’s Compensation Claims

Workers facing the prospect of a layoff amid a downturn in the economy will sometimes file a workers’ compensation claim because they’ll get more money and the benefits last longer than if they had filed for unemployment insurance.  Moreover, the frequency of workers’ compensation claims tends to increase as the economy worsens.  None of the above, of …

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