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The 1 percent gain for total construction starts on an unadjusted basis for the first eight months of 2013 was due to varied behavior by the three main construction sectors. Residential building climbed 27 percent year-to-date, with single family housing up 30 percent and multifamily housing up 19 percent.

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A Possible Sneak Peek Into MSHA’s Silica Proposal

By Nickole Winnett

Operators and Employers Should Review Historical Sampling Results, Validity Of Current Citations, And Control And Protection Programs.

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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

By Kathryn J. Russo and Donna Vetrano Pryor

How Do State Laws Affect Employers And Mine Operators In Particular, Who Are Required To Comply With MSHA’s Regulations?

In recent years, 20 states have legalized “medical marijuana.” In most states this means a physician-prescribed use of marijuana for patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma and similar debilitating illnesses.

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California’s Clean Diesel Program

Two highly successful air quality programs designed to lower emissions from older diesel engines were included in a major legislative package signed into law by Californian Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 28, 2013.

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A Wellness Program Checkup

By Mark Savit

New Affordable Care Act Regulations Create Hiccup for Outcome-Based Wellness Programs

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