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Construction Materials Prices Dip 0.3% in November

Construction input prices decreased 0.3% in November compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices decreased 0.3% for the month as well. Inputs to construction are still nearly…

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Georgia Is the No. 1 State for Construction

For the first time, Georgia was named the top state for construction in Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Merit Shop Scorecard. The scorecard, released yearly since 2015, ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on policies and programs that strengthen career pathways in construction, encourage workforce development…

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ABC Slams OSHA’s Worker Walkaround Rule for Failing to Promote Workplace Health and Safety

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14—On Nov. 13, Associated Builders and Contractors filed comments opposing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process proposed rule, which would allow employees to choose a third-party representative, such as an outside union representative or community organizer, to accompany an OSHA safety inspector into nonunion…

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