Developments in Tax and Business
Construction Salary Survey Results
The 2015 Construction Craft Salary Survey conducted by the National Center for Construction Education and Research found that project managers earned an average annual salary of $88,675, while project supervisors earned $77,917. Average annual salaries for commercial carpenters, commercial electricians, and masons were $53,664, $57,741, and $54,860, respectively.
Thirty-nine percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to a study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. The study further noted that 18% of work zone crashes injured workers on the site, and 6% of these crashes resulted in worker fatalities.
Dates Set for Implementation of Final Silica Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set June 23, 2017, as the day when covered employers must comply with the standards outlined in its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule drops the permissible exposure limit from the existing 250 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air averaged over an eight-hour day to 50 micrograms.
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