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Wait ‘Till Next Year

By Bradford T. Hammock

Enforcement, Training and Outreach Are Among The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s 2014 Priorities.

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August Construction Rises 2 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

Highway And Bridge Construction Had A Strong Month, Jumping 30 Percent.

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A Possible Sneak Peek Into MSHA’s Silica Proposal

By Nickole Winnett

Operators and Employers Should Review Historical Sampling Results, Validity Of Current Citations, And Control And Protection Programs.

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Year-to-Date

The 1 percent gain for total construction starts on an unadjusted basis for the first eight months of 2013 was due to varied behavior by the three main construction sectors. Residential building climbed 27 percent year-to-date, with single family housing up 30 percent and multifamily housing up 19 percent.

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California’s Clean Diesel Program

Two highly successful air quality programs designed to lower emissions from older diesel engines were included in a major legislative package signed into law by Californian Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 28, 2013.

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