Trump Administration Blocks Haitians from Applying for Temporary Work Visas

Green Industry Professionals

Citizens of Haiti, as well as Belize and Samoa, will be prohibited from applying for the temporary H-2A and H-2B visas

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Climate-specific code changes target energy savings for tropical zones

BD+C

One of these new zones is targeted to tropical areas including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) includes changes that address more climate zones.

OSHA Fines Contractor After Deadly Crane Electrocution

Construction Equipment

OSHA has cited McConnell Dowell Constructors in Pago Pago, American Samoa with nine serious safety violations. Inspections began after a worker was electrocuted during a crane operation on July 10, 2013. The worker died in the accident. The employer faces $42,300 in proposed fines for the violations

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Wipe Out Zika Virus Carrying Mosquitoes with Pesticides

Green Building Law Update

Virgin Islands, and America Samoa. “Mosquito borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million clinical cases each year are attributable to mosquito borne illnesses. Despite great strides over the last 50 years, mosquito borne illnesses continue to pose significant risks to parts of the population in the United States.”

Federal Facilities – Implementation of Energy Savings Projects and Performance-Based Contracting for Energy Savings

Building Information Management

e) “United States” means the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and associated territorial waters and airspace. How will your Federal Department or Agency efficiently implement the numerous facility renovation, repair, and sustainability project required to meet Presidential energy conservation mandates?