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While there are guidelines and requirements in place to help prevent electrical accidents, there is still a lot of room for error and oversight during the course of a busy workday. According to OSHA data, 30,000 arcs and 7,000 burn injuries occur per year, and more than 2,000 people are admitted to the hospital with severe arc flash burns annually.

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The International Code Council (ICC) recently released cdpACCESS, a cloud-based tool for code development that will make the process open and transparent to people or entities that may be affected by the codes.  The tool allows users to submit code change proposals, stay on top of proposed code changes and offer commentary. It also allows code officials to more easily determine the outcome of proposed code changes.

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On March 24, new regulations from the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) became effective, imposing new employment obligations on construction companies that perform work directly on federal construction projects. In Part 2 of a two-part article, MYB takes a closer look at the veteran obligations arising out of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).

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As businesses become more global, international trade is increasingly becoming a growth area for construction contractors, and global sourcing of project materials and equipment is demanding more sophisticated understanding of cross-border transactions. With a number of upcoming trade initiatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) coming in 2014, contractors need to be aware of the process updates required for compliance, which are unprecedented in size and magnitude, or risk losing this relatively new profit source. Continue »