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May Construction Gains 5 percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $495.7 billion, new construction starts in May advanced 5 percent from the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Much of the upward lift came from nonresidential building, which registered moderate growth for the second month in a row after its sluggish performance at the outset of 2013. Smaller gains in May were reported for housing and nonbuilding construction (public works and electric utilities).

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Writing Skills: No Job Is Exempt

Learning To Write Is A Process That Involves Reading And Talking About What You Read, Recognizing Good Writing And Imitating It.

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How To Make Your Training Stick

Whether It Is Machinery Operators, Technical People Or Managers, Training Is More Than A One-Time Event.

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Two Birds, One Stone

By Randy Logsdon

Don Wilson was the featured keynote speaker for day two of the New Mexico Mine Health and Safety Conference on May 8. Wilson is the vice president of SafeStart, a commercially marketed injury prevention system.

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ALJ Vacate Drilling Citations, Citing an Unreasonable Interpretation

By Ellen Smith

MSHA’s interpretation of a drilling standard is erroneous, not worthy of deference, and would lead to extraordinarily dangerous results, according to a recent ruling by Review Commission Judge Pricilla Rae. The case involved MSHA’s interpretation of §56.7012, which requires that drills be “attended” at all times. The dispute centered around the meaning of “attended.”

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