New Labor Secretary Facing Variety of Construction-Related Issues

What’s on tap for Thomas Perez, the new secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor? “Pending or possible OSHA rules dealing with crane safety, silica-dust exposure, and work in confined spaces,” according to a post on ENR.com. The DOL oversees the Occupational and Safety & Health Administration and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, two areas monitored closely by HR execs in construction companies. Other topics to be addressed: union organizing, collective bargaining, and affirmative action.

http://enr.construction.com/policy/washington_observer/2013/0729-construction-issues-await-new-labor-secretary.asp

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