Sources: Competition Commission of the United Kingdom, London; CP staff
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s British counterpart agency is considering steps to increase competition among three major, integrated producers following an investigation of the U.K. portland cement, GGBF slag cement, aggregate and ready mixed concrete supply chain.
Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff
A November 2014 deadline for crane operator certification will be moved back three years under a new OSHA proposal, allowing agency officials and industry stakeholders to address concerns over the suitability of a single standard for construction site and truck-mounted equipment.
Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA is accepting applications through June 30 for its Excellence in Quality Award program, which recognizes members who maintain high standards in production and affords them criteria and benchmarks for internal audits.
Source: RMC Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.
RMC Foundation is hosting a June 3 webinar, “Industry Application of the Virtual Cement & Concrete Testing Lab Technology,” 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (EST).