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SBCA's Operation Safety program will help CMs comply with OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), which has a training deadlines of Dec. 1, 2013.

In NIOSH's new booklet, the agency describes a number of safe work practices to help residential construction workers avoid manual material handling injuries. 

An alternative to the local property tax, the land value tax offers certain benefits over the economically inefficient property tax.

It's looking like Ohio, a state long recognized as a pivotal political battle ground in national elections, may soon ban the use of LEED in public construction. 

As employers plan for the January 1, 2015 deadline for PPACA compliance, their primary focus is generally aimed at avoiding penalties; employers should keep in mind a couple of quirks about calculating the penalties. 

A safety industry expert lists the five issues OSHA will be focusing its general industry enforcement efforts on for the balance of 2013.

In the state of Texas, there is a new requirement that all engineers who renew an active professional engineering license, and all new applicants for licensure in the state, complete a one-time Criminal History Record Check. 

Ever struggle with verifying and understanding the complete breakdown of county, city and state taxes?  

At the SBCA Open Quarterly Meeting (OQM) in Chicago, IL on August 1, 2013, the Board of Directors approved a raw material's design value policy.

In addition to Dan Holland's thoughts, there is a golden nugget of critical information in the October 4, 2013, Random Lengths article that many readers may have missed.