Avetta Industry Watch – Week of July 25

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  • OSHA Fines Far More Expensive Starting in August | Construction News – Lift and Access: Beginning August 1, OSHA fines will rise for the first time in 26 years. The 78 percent increase is the result of legislation Congress enacted in November 2015, requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. Moving forward, penalties will continues to be adjusted for inflation each year based on the Consumer Price Index.
  • Managing Supply Chain Risks to Save Money and Lives – Safety Decisions Magazine: Suppliers with bad safety records put both money and the safety of workers at risk. Avetta’s supply chain risk management solutions track compliance and connect companies with the most qualified contractors, proving the increasing influence of technology is improving safety.
  • Hot Weather Can Be Hazardous to Workers – Claims Journal: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported June 2016 as the fourteenth consecutive month of record heat around the globe. To educate employers on the health risks excessive heat poses to workers regularly outdoors, OSHA hosted a Heat Advisory Call on what can be done to protect them.
  • Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News from WSJ – The Wall Street Journal: In his daily news round-up, Paul Page reports mergers and acquisitions in the logistics and transportation industries grew from the first quarter while Norfolk Southern executives expect tightened capacity with increased rates to help make intermodal freight transport more competitive. 

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