MICHAELS A sluggish rule-making process has stymied efforts to improve construction-site safety, officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and union groups say. But construction industry sources note that, before going into effect, the rules need to be carefully considered and reflect the opinions of all stakeholders. OSHA administrator David Michaels, along with Peg Seminario, AFL-CIO’s director of safety and health, spoke about the agency’s accomplishments and challenges over the past 40 years at an April 21 panel discussion at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Michaels said that while the overall rates of workplace deaths,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.