Anti-Regulation Insanity

Contractor Magazine

Let’s take a minute to remember the reason we have government regulation in the first place

Emergency Calif. COVID-19 Workplace Regulations Prompt Confusion, Again

ENR Construction

With the state facing record coronavirus cases, CAL/OSHA's Standards Board adopted regulations with new notification, testing and reporting components for employers on top of current varying city and county regulations

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Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

The post Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation? In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire. Examples include: A skilled worker setting up a frame for welding and fabrication and a 400 lb.

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

The post Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation? In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire. Examples include: A skilled worker setting up a frame for welding and fabrication and a 400 lb.

State Not County has Authority to Regulate Solar Farms

Green Building Law Update

At a time when solar panels are de riguere a recent decision by a Maryland appellate court limiting the authority of local governments to regulate the location and specifics of construction of a solar farm has broad implications far beyond this case. 1022, September Term 2016 “that the PSC preempts, by implication, local zoning regulation” and it affirmed the circuit court.

Florida Suspends Some Roofing Repair Regulations

Construction Equipment

To aid in the clean up after Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an emergency order that suspends certain roofing regulations for 37 counties listed in FEMA's Disaster Declaration dated September 13, 2017

Seattle to Improve Tower Crane Disassembly Regulations

Construction Equipment

Seattle lawmakers are pushing for more regulations and bigger fines around the disassembly of tower cranes after a fatal crane collapse last April that was deemed “avoidable,” the Seattle Times reports. The bill would require a representative from L&I, which enforces workplace safety

FMCSA Delays New Trucking Regulations

Construction Equipment

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Annette Sandberg said that a number of proposed trucking regulations will be delayed, but published before the end of the current presidential term, reports Fleet Owner.

Collaborative Construction Blog: Regulation: A Significant Pain.

Collaborative Construction

Regulation: A Significant Pain Point in Business. Permitting and regulations represent two significant pain points for modern business. From my perspective government has simply become too large and meddles in affairs it does not understand leading the the rise of new problems unforeseen by the original regulators. This, in turn, leads to more regulation, more delays and higher barriers to success. Regulations: The Hidden Tax on Capital and Growth.

NAHB New Chair to Tackle Regulation and Promote Trades

Pro Builder

NAHB New Chair to Tackle Regulation and Promote Trades. ibush. Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:00. Chuck Fowke named NAHB's new chair; a look at new single-family home inventory. NAHB Housing Policy Briefing.

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New Federal Floodplain Regulations Rewrite 100 Year Floodplain

Green Building Law Update

In the name of resilience, reliability and green this proposed regulation will result in significant additional first costs for affected building. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to rewrite the longstanding 100 year floodplain standard for federally funded projects such that most building would now have to be 2 feet freeboard.

Virginia Issues Statewide Regulations, But Will They Help Construction Jobsites?

Pro Builder

Virginia Issues Statewide Regulations, But Will They Help Construction Jobsites? On July 27, Virginia became the first state to issue statewide safety regulations regarding COVID-19. Just as the name suggests, Virginia’s regulations are temporary and will be active for six months.

Top Fines & OSHA Regulations

Safety Services Company

Fines & OSHA Regulations. Welcome to Safe Friday, this week we’re going to cover the ins and outs of Fines vs. OSHA Regulations. OSHA regulations require all companies to develop a written Hazard Communication Program and train their workers on the aspects the program covers. OSHA regulations require that you receive training in the safe methods of doing your job. Fulfills OSHA regulations.

DHS waives regulations for latest border wall contract

Construction Dive

The Department of Homeland Security will let Southwest Valley Constructors' $33 million project commence without having to adhere to approximately 30 environmental and other conditions

EPA Updates UST Regulations After 27 Years

Construction Equipment

EPA updated the 1988 underground storage tank (UST) regulations, which took effect Oct. This interactive 10-question quiz by BLR Safety Blog will test how well you know these regulations. The U.S.

ICC moves tall wood regulations forward to full vote

Construction Dive

Fourteen proposed code changes that would expand tall wood construction in the U.S. survived the International Code Council's recent public comment hearing for consideration in the 2021 edition of the International Building Code

EPA Issues Significant Revisions to Underground Storage Tank Regulation

Green Building Law Update

EPA has issued significant revisions to the existing 1988 underground storage tank regulation that will impact most, if not all, businesses with USTs. EPA regulates over 571,000 USTs, down from a high of 2.1 The federal UST regulation applies to USTs storing petroleum and certain hazardous substances (i.e., In these states, the state’s UST regulation is followed in lieu of the federal regulation and states have 3 years to come into compliance with this new federal edict.

EPA Issues Significant Revisions to Underground Storage Tank Regulation

Green Building Law Update

EPA has issued significant revisions to the existing 1988 underground storage tank regulation that will impact most, if not all, businesses with USTs. EPA regulates over 571,000 USTs, down from a high of 2.1 The federal UST regulation applies to USTs storing petroleum and certain hazardous substances (i.e., This 2015 regulation changes certain portions of the 1988 UST technical regulation published in 40 CFR part 280.

EPA Issues Significant Revisions to Underground Storage Tank Regulation

Green Building Law Update

EPA has issued significant revisions to the existing 1988 underground storage tank regulation that will impact most, if not all, businesses with USTs. EPA regulates over 571,000 USTs, down from a high of 2.1 The federal UST regulation applies to USTs storing petroleum and certain hazardous substances (i.e., In these states, the state’s UST regulation is followed in lieu of the federal regulation and states have 3 years to come into compliance with this new federal edict.

Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry

Construction Law Monitor

This is a very heavily regulated industry, with complex deals and transactions happening daily. All of these aspects are heavily regulated by both local and state government. Both the City and State have arms for the the board of health that regulates food. Liquor and tobacco are regulated by the City and the State’s Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC). Video Poker (if you have alcohol permit and sell enough food) is regulated by the Louisiana State Police.

Regulations Are Strangling the Economy

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! The Obama administrtion simply refuses to allow free markets to operate. This is sooooo frustrating. James L. Salmon, Esq. Collaborative Construction 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Office 513-721-5672 Fax 513-562-4388 Cell 512-630-4446 JamesLSalmon@gmailcom Collaborative Construction Website Sustainable Land Development International

What You Can Say about RECs is Regulated by the FTC

Green Building Law Update

Businesses who generate renewable energy, say, by using solar panels, but sell the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for the renewable energy they generate shouldn’t claim they “use” renewable energy. The Federal Trade Commissions has advised that such a claim would be deceptive. The guidance from the FTC is not new, but as renewable energy becomes more prevalent, increasingly businesses are making claims about their green energy.

Update: OSHA Workplace Injuries Tracking Regulation Error

Construction Equipment

Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule

Senate Approves Trucking Regulations Bill

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Transportation and Commerce Committee approved a transportation regulatory package that would affect the trucking industry. The legislation moves to the House for passage, reports Trucker News. If passed the regulatory package would

Trench and excavation fatalities rise, regulators prioritize safety

Construction Dive

The average number of fatalities for these types of hazards in 2016 was twice that of the previous five years

EPA Proposes Regulating Two PFAS Chemicals

ENR Construction

EPA also proposed regulating imported products that contain certain long-chain PFAS chemicals that are used as surface coatings The Feb. 20 proposal calls for establishing maximum contaminant levels for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Regulations, Executive Orders & Court Rulings: Part 1

Construction Business Owner

The first of this two-part series will describe some key changes in federal regulations that could potentially make it harder, costlier and less efficient for employers to run their organizations Election years often bring a flurry of legislative and regulatory activity. And this year is no different.

Marijuana Regulation at Work: Your Responsibilities

Safety Services Company

Marijuana Regulation at Work. Understandably, marijuana regulation at work has been a topic of much discussion in the media and at the state and federal regulatory levels over the past few years. Today, we’ll clarify the complex rules applied at the state and federal levels to provide this much needed clarity to companies and ensure compliance with OSHA regulations. State and Federal Usage Regulations.

Recent deadly accidents, new regulations put crane safety in the spotlight

Construction Dive

While crane companies bear the brunt of safety obligations for operators and equipment, general contractors and developers aren't off the hook and need to know their roles, industry experts say

Grenfell Tower Regulations Still Coming

ENR Construction

COVID-19 is the most complex systems problems anyone has ever had to face, says Judith Hackitt

White House Releases Details on Regulations Agenda

Construction Equipment

The Administration's goal is to amend and eliminate regulations it feels are ineffective, duplicative, and obsolete with an eye towards promoting economic growth The Update to the 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions documents have been released by the White House.

Residential micro-units struggle to overcome regulations

Construction Dive

The smallest residential spaces, which are gaining popularity, can often run up against local zoning and building codes

Working at Heights in Construction – Regulation and Precautions

The Constructor

Working at heights in construction works is associated with hazards and accidents. Thus, safety procedures are of utmost importance while working at. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project How To Guide Safety Guide Construction Construction Projects safety

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GDPR: International regulation for local marketing?

Construction Marketing Ideas

These relate largely to the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which sets challenging notification burdens on websites that have any (even remote) relevance to Europe. You may have noticed on this site (and many others) new flash screens reminding you about “cookies” and data usage.

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New Regulations for Lawn Fertilizer Use Take Effect in October

Green Industry Professionals

The changes make regulations for organic fertilizer products consistent with those for synthetic products

Contractor Group Sues NYC Over New Crane Safety Regulations

Construction Equipment

Chandler seeking a judgment to permanently block new regulations regarding the operation of crawler cranes in high wind environments . . Members of the Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA), an industry group representing 27 trade union contractor associations in New York City, filed an Article 78 petition Tuesday against the Department of Buildings in New York City and Commissioner Richard D.

Coalition calls for consistent building data disclosure regulations in Canada

BD+C

A coalition of leaders from real estate firms is calling for governments across Canada to implement consistent building data disclosure regulations and requirements. The group, which also includes the Canada Green Building Council (CABC), aims to drive down building emissions and bolster Canada’s burgeoning low-carbon economy. QuadReal, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc., Concert Properties Ltd., Colliers International, and the Minto Group are all involved in the effort

Regulation of bird-friendly glass windows set for all new NYC construction

Construction Dive

The new rule would require that 90% of the external building envelope for the first 75 feet of new construction and major alterations be made of bird-safe materials

Federal Regulator Cited Failed Michigan Dam Multiple Times

ENR Construction

10,000 Midland County, Mich., residents were forced to leave their homes when heavy rains May 19 and 20 swelled the Titabawassee River to a record high and caused the Edenville and Sanford dams to fail