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December 11, 2008
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), for the seventh year in a row, has partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to offer the FREE Susan Harwood Grant training seminars! The Focus Four Hazards in Construction, covers falls, electrocutions, struck-by's, and caught-between’s, which account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry.
December 11, 2008
The Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an information collection (paperwork reduction) requirement (ICR) for Blasting and the Use of Explosives on December 8, 2008. OSHA is soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the ICR specified in the Standard on Blasting and the Use of Explosives (29 CFR part 1926, subpart U).
December 11, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published on Thursday, December 4, 2008, an extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of information collection (Paperwork) requirements (ICR).  OSHA is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the ICR contained in the Cadmium in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1127).
November 26, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has granted a 45-day extension for the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which was published on October 9, 2008.  The original deadline for public comment was December 8, 2008.  OSHA has extended the deadline for public comments to Thursday, January 22, 2009.
November 6, 2008
Mr. Edwin Foulke Jr., reportedly announced that his  last day  as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be Friday, November 7, 2008.
October 9, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Crane and Derricks (C-DAC) today, October 9, 2008.  On June 13, 2008, OSHA submitted the proposal to OMB, who approved the proposed rule for publication.
September 30, 2008
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is accepting nominations from AGC Chapters for the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA).
September 30, 2008
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent advance draft copies of the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Cranes and Derricks on September 17, 2008.

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