In a significant development for the pipeline industry, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on December 15 issued a ruling in PCC Structurals Inc. (365 NLRB No. 160) abandoning the Obama board’s Specialty Healthcare decision, which allowed employees to organize in “micro units.” The decision reinstated the previous standard that employees have to share an “overwhelming community of interests” to be an appropriate bargaining unit.
Two new resources from OSHA are in the Toolbox & Best Practices Library:
The latest edition of the Pipeline Contractors Journal is in the mail but you can avoid the wait by reading it online.
This issue discusses change at APCA , features APCA's Year-End Product Showcase, takes an in-depth look Inside Washington and more.
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Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard
Last month OSHA shared a memorandum announcing that for the first 30 days of enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, employers making a good faith effort to comply with the standard were offered compliance assistance in lieu of enforcement. As the 30 days come to a close, OSHA has issued a memorandum with interim enforcement guidance while a compliance directive is under review. The memorandum provides inspection and citation guidance for Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), and it includes flow charts to assist compliance officers with evaluating employers’ control methods.
APCA 2017 Mid-Year Meeting Presentation:
W. Chris Daum
President and Chief Executive Officer - FMI Corporation
As the president and chief executive officer of FMI Corporation, Chris oversees the management of all FMI businesses and services and leads the firm’s strategic growth efforts.