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It was a typical Sunday in June of 2019 when a thunderstorm produced a fierce windstorm that blew through the Dallas-Fort Worth area. An above-average number of trees were damaged, making streets unpassable and severing electricity to several thousand individuals. Local power company crews worked 18-hour shifts to restore electricity

By Mary Gormandy White If you want to increase your chances of staying safe on the road, review these 20 safety tips for driving. No matter how skilled of a driver you are, it's a good idea to reflect on the basics of traffic safety from time to time just to make

by Stephane Babcock In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has eased the standards related to commercial learner’s permit holders and obtaining a commercial driver’s license. As part of a three-month waiver, set to expire on June 20, FMCSA will not require: a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holder

On April 16, 2020, OSHA announced a news release titled Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. OSHA understands that many employers are and will have difficulty complying with OSHA standards due to the pandemic—especially with “widespread business closures, restrictions on travel,

  This section highlights OSHA standards and directives (instructions for compliance officers) and other related information that may apply to worker exposure to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). OSHA requirements apply to preventing occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Among the most relevant are: OSHA's Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Clean – clean – clean! That’s a chant we’ve all heard a lot about lately and I’d like to share a message I received a few days ago and it actually taught me something I didn’t know. I love articles like this! Let’s pay attention to the differences and let’s make

AGC/VT members not only help build our communities; we keep them safe too. For the last three weeks, AGC/VT has furiously hosted multiple COVID-19 return to work training classes. To date, we’ve trained over 1,700 Vermonters on how to safely reopen their businesses while keeping workers and the public protected. Our member-businesses

Creating an annual budget can be daunting for any business. Add to it the uncertainties that come hand-in-hand with the construction industry — like planning the right amount of funds needed to complete anticipated jobs while making sure employees get paid consistently and the business stays profitable — and it