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Update on OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

This blog post is an excerpt from NARI on the Hill  The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (“CISC” or “the coalition”) has been vigorously challenging OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule in court and oral argument is set for Tuesday, September 26th.  The below list of judges were chosen for oral argument and because of their previous … Continue reading

NARI Supports Legislative Change for Energy Efficiency

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) commends Senators Rob Portman and Jeanne Shaheen on the reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2017. This legislation will encourage the development of energy efficient technologies as well as promote their use across all economic sectors.  It will also strengthen national model building … Continue reading

H.R. 33 to Reduce Regulatory Burden on Small Businesses

Reintroduction of H.R. 33 Bill to Reduce Impact on Small Business Regulations The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) commends Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) on his reintroduction of the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, H.R. 33. This legislation will require federal regulators to take into consideration both the direct and … Continue reading

NARI members visit Capitol Hill

NARI members from NARI Metro DC, Greater Baltimore Area NARI, NARI Mid-Maryland and NARI of Central Virginia made visits to several congressional offices last week, as a trial run to a broader lobbying day for NARI. “We were briefed by our lobbyist, Randi Fredholm Hutchinson, on how lobbying serves as an effective means to connect … Continue reading

Is your company following OSHA fall protection standards?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that the four most significant causes of death and injuries in the construction industry are caused by falls, electrocutions, caught-by, and struck-by incidents. The first two are self-explanatory. Being crushed by the moving outrigger on a man lift is an example of a caught-by accident. Being … Continue reading