Contractor survey: Labor, material challenges constrain recovery

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.  In the face of worker and materials shortages, plus rising costs, commercial construction contractors cite a slowdown in the pace of their recovery from the pandemic, according to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index third quarter data. The Index presents results from a Dodge Data & Analytics survey of contractors performing nonresidential…

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AGC takes inaugural role in Construction Safety Week

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Sources: Construction Industry Safety Initiative and Incident & Injury Free Executive Forum; CP staff

The Associated General Contractors of America is the first signature sponsor of Construction Safety Week. The May 6-10 event will see AGC members and peers across the U.S. and Canada stage site standdowns and related activities to promote best safety practices throughout the project delivery cycle. 

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OSHA states case for prioritizing worker health, safety in sustainability agendas

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

A new OSHA white paper, “Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Protecting Worker Safety and Health,” highlights the importance of including worker safety and health in the growing movement toward sustainability and corporate responsibility. Sustainability strives to balance social, environmental, and economic considerations to achieve long-term success and viability, the agency notes, as responsible firms embrace the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit to achieve sustainability goals.

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