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ANSI congratulates SAIA on 50 years
ANSI applaunds SAIA’s commitment to safety and critical contributions to the industry 
Oh no, OSHA’s here!
Lynn Ladder & Scaffolding Company’s President Alan D. Kline discusses all that went down when OSHA paid his company a visit recently
Dates set for 2022 ASC A92 meeting
Registration is now open for annual ASC A92 Main Committee meeting to be held Oct. 17-19 in Kansas City
Stopping falls from height
In its 9th year, the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is set for May 2-6. ALH reports
Regulatory maze: Standards, codes and guidelines
To understand how the regulatory system in the U.S. works, it is helpful to understand the difference between each branch. David Glabe breaks it down.
North American rental: momentum, with challenges
The industry is on the brink of substantial growth as both rental companies and access manufacturers ramp up to meet demand. Lindsey Anderson reports
ANSI A92 Standards – 15 years in the making
In 2007, IPAF’s Tony Groat broke down what the then-new ANSI A92.3 and A92.5 standards entailed. We asked Groat to look back at the last 15 years and discuss what’s changed.
Call for US to end tariffs on materials
Construction employment and spending up again in US, but tariffs could halt progress
US$2.9 billion for US transport infrastructure
Grant money part of President Biden’s US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
Biggest US construction wage rise in 40 years
Contractors association says more needs to be done to ensure workers can pursue jobs in construction as worker shortages look set to worsen 
PCA forecasts strong year for construction
The Portland Cement Association said the IIJA bill will provide up to $1.2 trillion for infrastructure projects over the coming years
OSHA extends comment period for Heat Injury Standard
OSHA has extended the period for submitting comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings
United awarded for work with veterans
United Rentals received multiple awards for its hiring, retention and professional development of veterans
Video interview: America’s US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
Peter Comstock, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) senior director of legislative affairs on Biden’s US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
U.S. announces final ruling on Chinese MEWP tariffs
Government rules that U.S. MEWP industry is being economically harmed by Chinese imports, countervailing tariffs to go into effect
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
Merlo units available through GSA
AMS-Merlo is now listed with the General Service Administration, an independent agency of the United States government
US Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure package
After many months of negotiations, the Senate gave bipartisan approval for the infrastructure bill
US edges closer to trillion-dollar infrastructure deal
US ‘has a deal’ in principle but numerous hurdles remain before bill becomes law
Pete Buttigieg tapped as US transportation secretary
Industry officials support the nomination with an eye toward infrastructure investment
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