Posted on April 20, 2017

Contract Awarded

BEI was awarded the contract for asbestos removal in the Residence Hall at the Greater Allegheny Campus of Penn State University for $174,200.00.

Posted on April 06, 2017

Delay Enforcement of Respirable Crystalline Standard

The  U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months—until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard has a number of unique features warranting development of additional guidance and educational materials before enforcement begins. AGC continues to believe that implementation of this standard is technically infeasible and continues to challenge it in court. 

Although OSHA enforcement of the standard is delayed, the notice does not alter the compliance date of June 23, 2017. OSHA will not take enforcement action against contractors that fail to meet the standard on their sites between June 23, 2017 and Sept. 22, 2017, but legally, the standard will still be in effect.

 

Posted on June 13, 2016

Contract Awarded

BEI was awarded a contract to clean mold from storage boxes and shelving in an archive mine in Western Pennsylvania.

 

Posted on May 01, 2015

OSHA Issues new Confined Space Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final confined spaces rule to increase protections for construction workers.

The rule, which is effective Aug. 3, 2015 affords construction workers laboring in confined spaces similar enhanced protections as manufacturing and general industry workers whose jobs take them into manholes, crawl spaces and several types of tanks. The rules are intended to protect construction workers against hazards that include exposure to toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions and asphyxiation.

The rule has some differences tailored to the construction industry. These include requirements to ensure that multiple employers share vital safety information and to continuously monitor hazards.