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 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.