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OSHA Implements New Inspection Weighting System with a Greater Emphasis on Falls and Other Fatal Hazards

In its memo, OSHA lists falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught in/between structures, machines, or equipment as the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. 

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SWACCA President Testifies Before House Committee On Misclassification In The Construction Industry

On Thursday, Sept. 26, Matt Townsend, the President of the Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance (SWACCA) and Chief Executive Officer of OCP Contractors, Inc., located in Holland, Ohio, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives.

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SWACCA President to Testify Before House Committee on Misclassification in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, Sept. 26, at 10:15 a.m. EDT, Matt Townsend, the President of the Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance (SWACCA) and...

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SWACCA Helping to Shine A Light On Employer Misclassification

Since starting its public policy program in the fourth quarter of 2017, SWACCA has been at the forefront of fighting back against employer misclassification in our industry. 

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DC AG Karl Racine Releases A Report on Misclassification in the Construction Industry

Companies are able to gain an unfair advantage “by failing to pay overtime, shifting tax burdens to workers, and evading other taxes and required payments entirely” according to the report.  

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Construction Falls Again Tops List of Most-Cited OSHA Hazards

According to OSHA, this continues a nine-year trend where construction falls have topped its list of most-cited hazards, continuing a trend of falls from roofs, scaffolds, or ladders during construction projects.

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CBO Finds that Butch Lewis Act Will Not Increase The Solvency of Failing Multiemployer Plans

This CBO report reinforces what SWACCA has said all along: while Butch Lewis is a first step in addressing the multiemployer pension crisis, the bill would not address the underlying problems that have caused the multiemployer pension crisis in the first place


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Senate Democrats Oppose Department of Labor’s IRAP Rule

In the letter, the Senators said that the proposed rule would establish a “confusing, unnecessary, and duplicative program” that would “undermine important standards around wages, training structure and quality, and equal opportunity employment.”

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SWACCA Helps to Generate 320,790 Comments on DOL's Proposed Apprenticeship Rule

The apprenticeship rule has received 320,790 public comments, with more possible as DOL works to confirm submissions that came in prior to the August 26 deadline.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Denial of Comment Extension for Apprenticeship Rule

The DOL believes that the 60-day comment period originally set out in the NPRM is a “reasonable and adequate” amount of time to provide notice and an opportunity for public comment.

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OSHA to Publish Request for Information Related to Silica Rule in the Federal Register

OSHA is seeking information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1 of OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. 

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PBGC Multiemployer Pension Program continues on path to insolvency by the end of fiscal year 2020, according to report

This year’s report shows that the financial condition of the PBGC Multiemployer Program will continue to erode rapidly over the next ten years.

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