King County Ordinance Seeks to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The King County Department of Development and Environmental Services in consultation with AGC NAIOP MBA other business local governments the state and the public is developing an ordinance to implement a proposed policy that would allow King County to exercise substantive authority under the Stat...
Posted on: 09/04/2008

Brinks Policy Delayed

AGC Works reported that a new L&I Brinks policy was to take effect Aug. 8. However labor leaders asked L&I for and received a postponement. AGC anticipates that the policy generally supported by AGC will take effect in a few weeks. AGC will keep members apprised of developments; meanwh...
Posted on: 08/20/2008

New L&I Policy on Brinks/Commute Time Takes Effect Aug. 8

The Washington State Supreme Courts Brinks decision - regarding whether or not commute time in company vehicles is compensable - is about to come to a resolution of sorts. The Department of Labor and Industries has released a draft policy intended as a guide in the interpretation and application...
Posted on: 08/05/2008

Development in Many Areas Severely Restricted by New Floodplain Maps

Owners of billions of dollars worth of property in Washington State will see severe curbs on development once the revision of the countrys floodplain maps is completed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA is revising the floodplain maps in support of the National Flood Insuran...
Posted on: 08/05/2008

L&I Announces Draft Regs Affecting Virtually All Types of Cranes

True or false: Proposed crane and crane operator regulations only apply to tower cranes. False! If you have or use any of these cranes you are affected: power-operated cranes and derricks used in construction that can hoist lower and horizontally move a suspended load (with or without attachm...
Posted on: 08/05/2008

Help AGC Evaluate Cost Impact of Proposed Confined Space Rule

AGC of America is conducting a survey to determine the impact of costs of complying with OSHAs proposed confined space rule which would mean significant changes for the industry. For background click confined space rule. To complete the survey (by Aug. 4) click confined space survey. Questions?...
Posted on: 07/22/2008

New Heat Stress Rule Takes Effect July 5

Requires employers with employees who work outdoors to train employees and supervisors to recognize heat-related illness; have the ability to appropriately respond to any employee with symptoms of illness; and increase the volume of water available on days when temperatures require preventive mea...
Posted on: 06/11/2008