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Construction Contractor Confidence Robust to Start 2020, Says ABC

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders generally improved in January, consistent with the burgeoning momentum of the U.S. economy during the early weeks of 2020, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Confidence Index that was recently released. While the reading for sales expectations edged lower for the month, confidence pertaining to sales, profit…

U.S. Department of Labor Takes Actions to Facilitate Response Efforts For COVID-19 Outbreak

Following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a National Interest Exemption memorandum to facilitate response efforts for COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus. In view of the special circumstances in the national interest presented by the novel coronavirus outbreak, OFCCP will…

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Guidance for Respirator Fit-Testing in Healthcare during COVID-19 Outbreak

Following President Donald J. Trump’s memorandum on the availability of respirators during the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new temporary guidance regarding the enforcement of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard. This guidance is aimed at ensuring healthcare workers have full access to needed N95 respiratory protection…

CONEXPO

Whoa: Volvo Construction Equipment Just Withdrew from CONEXPO Because of Coronavirus Concerns

The COVID-19 domino effect continues, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG is caught in the riptide. One of the biggest tradeshows in construction, attracting more than 130,000 visitors, just got its first major exhibitor cancellation — Volvo Construction Equipment — which always has an enormous presence at the event and an awesome booth. Within the last hour, the entire…

CONEXPO

Mega Construction Tradeshow CONEXPO Answers Inevitable Questions About Coronavirus

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), organizer of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the co-located IFPE Show, affirmed the 2020 shows are set to take place as planned, March 10-14 in Las Vegas. The association is closely monitoring COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus and is taking necessary steps and precautions to ensure a safe and productive CONEXPO-CON/AGG &…