The Building Tradesman Newspaper

GOP lawmaker tries, fails to kill labor pacts on state college jobs

LANSING - Issues over construction worker wages are a constant target of Republicans in Michigan, whether it's in the form of proposals to repeal prevailing wage or to institute a right-to-work law. ..

Michigan senator wants to cozy up to corporations in asbestos cases

LANSING - Congress has wrangled for years with creating a trust fund for victims of asbestos-related diseases, a group that includes tens of thousands of construction workers. Federal lawmakers have come close, but have so far been unable to agree on the amount of the trust fund and a way to determine who is sick enough to get the money. ..

DTE-Monroe plant to become bigger, cleaner after pollution control work

MONROE - Detroit Edison's Monroe Power Plant is one of the largest coal-burning power plants in the nation - and it continues to be one of the largest ongoing construction employers in Michigan. ..

Employers, trades sign on to safety alliance at Metro North job

  • Adherence to all safety policies, procedures, and MIOSHA standards.
  • 100 percent fall protection over 6 feet, including steel erection and roof work.
  • 100 percent eye protection.
  • All crane operators will be Certified Crane Operators (CCO).
  • Substance abuse testing through M.U.S.T. or equivalent program - adherence by all trade contractors.
  • Pre-Task Analysis (PTA's) to be completed and submitted to WBM by contractors prior to beginning critical work.
  • Contractors shall provide a Competent and/or Qualified Person for work operations as identified by MIOSHA standards and/or WBM.
  • Partnering employers will uniformly enforce a disciplinary action plan for employees who fail to work in a safe manner. Automatic dismissal from this project shall result from any willful or deliberate violation of safety rules or safety polices and procedures.
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HealthSource ready for renovation

SAGINAW TWP. - HealthSource Saginaw, construction manager Spence Brothers, its subcontractors and the building trades have embarked on Phase 1 of a $35 million building replacement and improvement project for HSS. ..

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