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Today the United States Senate passed the CARES act to deal with some of the challenges both employees and owners of companies are facing. AGC/VT, Executive Vice President Richard Wobby opens up todays talk clarifying what "critical" business is as seen through the eyes of the state health department and

On March 24, 2020, Governor Phil Scott announced a new executive order to "Stay Home/Stay Safe". This order advises people to stay at home and only leave for essentials such as groceries or pharmacy. It also stops all non critical employment and/or requires workers to remotely work from home if

On Friday, March 30 AGC/VT launched its Contractors COVID-19 Response Strategy program. Check out the video below as Richard Wobby, EVP describes best practices and gives an update on the situation. We plan to meet every Friday at 10am and 2pm (more if need be) to update our members on

OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log. While 29 CFR 1904.5(b)(2)(viii) exempts recording of the common cold and flu, COVID-19 is a recordable illness when a worker is infected on the job. COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a

Washington — In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, OSHA has published a guidance document intended to help employers protect workers from exposure to the potentially deadly illness and prevent it from spreading. The illness reportedly is linked to a large seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China, according to the Centers for Disease

Three words stand out to construction attorney Steve Lesser when thinking about how U.S. contractors should react to the negative effects of the global coronavirus pandemic: Wait and see. Lesser, the chair of Becker’s construction law practice, said he thinks the best thing for contractors to do is nothing at all, as

A vision of the power grid in 2050 applied to North America BY GEORGES SIMARD, IEEE PES Grid Vision 2050 Today, the power grid is really a complex web of interconnected local and regional grids with largely centralized generation. Each individual grid is akin to a wheel, at least conceptually: power generation

Pay careful attention to me now: This series of electrician safety articles could save your life. It’s not often that people get to write something like that statement, but it’s totally true. The first and most important thing to know about working with electricity is, it’s potentially lethal. From day one as an

TEENAGERS AT PUBLIC schools in a Virginia county who want to legally drive have to learn about the dangers of vaping before they get behind the wheel. Loudoun County Public Schools partnered with the county sheriff's department at the beginning of the school year to add the new component to its mandatory driver's education seminar.