In addition to helping the environment, American cities could receive billions of dollars in financial benefits from implementing smart surface solutions, like green roofs, solar panels and permeable pavement, according a new report. If applied nationwide, these smart technology strategies could potentially provide half a trillion dollars in financial benefits. Read more
Do you know about the recent OSHA recordkeeping rule on serious illness and injury reporting? If not, you are not the only one.
At the end of last year, OSHA expected the electronic filing of 350,000 annual injury and illness log summaries, but the government agency fell 200,000 worksites short of their goal. OSHA now has until June 15 to inspect locations for violations of the electronic reporting rule. Those not in compliance could receive citations that carry penalties of up to $12,934. Read more
President Donald J. Trump recently voiced his support for a 25-cent increase in the Federal gas tax as a way to fund repairs to aging American infrastructure. The proposal, which is also endorsed by the General Contractors Association of New York, could be a way to pay for fixing aging New York roads and bridges. Read more
The New York construction industry is facing questions about safety after a spike in work-related deaths. In 2016, construction accidents accounted for the highest number of industry fatalities in 14 years, according to a report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Read more
Once reserved for military use, drone technology is now flying high above construction sites, helping contractors with everything from surveying to safety. These little machines could be the next big thing to revolutionize construction work. Read more