Construction Coalition study: OSHA silica rule cost estimate off by $4.5 billion
Published: Friday, 05 June 2015 12:13
Written by Concrete News
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed standards covering crystalline silica will cost contractors and their suppliers $5 billion per year—nearly $4.5 billion above estimates agency officials indicated in September 2013, when they outlined a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for general workplaces and construction sites.
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Ex-Titan America Chief Links Resiliency and Accountability
Published: Friday, 05 June 2015 12:02
Written by Tanna Holzer
Addressing the recent Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, former Titan America CEO and past Portland Cement Association Chairman Aris Papadopoulos traced the developed world’s failure to create a disaster-resilient built environment to government and market forces. His presentation carried the theme of his new book, Resilience – The Ultimate Sustainability, emphasizing the example of the United States, with the world’s largest investment in the built environment; greatest exposure to disaster losses among developed nations; and, overall proneness to hazards, with earthquakes in the West, hurricanes on the South and East coasts, flooding potential almost everywhere, and tornado volume higher than most any other place on earth.
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