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February 4, 2021

Celebrate Women in Construction Week at Your Organization

WIC Week, held March 7 - 13, 2021, provides an occasion for members of NAWIC and other construction-related organization to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry.

February 4, 2021

OSHA Issues New COVID Workplace Guidance

New guidance includes information on the roles of employers and workers in responding to COVID-19, including how to implement a COVID-19 workplace prevention program.

February 4, 2021

Watch the Performance Planning Webinar On-Demand

Cohosted by SMACNA President Angie Simon and other industry leaders, this webinar delivers best practices and new insights into gaining a competitive edge in an increasingly competitive market.

February 4, 2021

Frederick Named New Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor

President Biden has tapped James Frederick as the new Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

January 28, 2021

Raising Industry Awareness on Social Media: Instagram

With over 112 million users in the U.S. alone, Instagram is one of the most popular social networking apps.

January 28, 2021

NHF Studies Will Focus on Efficiencies, Profitability in 2021

The New Horizons Foundation will publish five focused papers in 2021, all aimed at improving SMACNA members’ strategic vision, operational efficiencies and profitability.

January 28, 2021

Nominate an Outstanding Woman in Construction

Did you know that 10% of America’s construction workforce is comprised of women, and that the number of women in construction trades continues to grow each year?

January 28, 2021

CDC Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers

A new communication toolkit is available to help employers across various industries provide information about COVID-19 vaccines, increase awareness about vaccination benefits, and address common questions and concerns.

January 28, 2021

New SMACNA PPP FAQ Related to Reapplications, Increase

New FAQs #115-123 deal with reapplications, requests for loan increases, calculating amounts for second draw loans, and the new forgiveness applications.

January 27, 2021

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Diversity Training

On his first day in office, President Biden revoked a September 2020 executive order by then-President Trump, which prohibited federal contractors from conducting certain types of workplace diversity trainings.

January 21, 2021

SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky to Retire in 2022

SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky has notified the SMACNA Board of Directors of his intent to retire effective March 31, 2022.

January 21, 2021

Registration Now Open for the 2021 Safety Champions Conference

Registration is now open for the 2021 Safety Champions Conference, presented by SMART, SMACNA and SMOHIT, and will take place virtually on March 30–31, 2021.

January 21, 2021

Majestic Steel Breaks Down the Current Supply Market in Core Report, Upcoming Webinar

SMACNA Silver Partner Majestic Steel provides a weekly Core Report that takes an in-depth look at key indicators, data and insights in the steel market.

January 21, 2021

OSHA Increases Civil Penalties, Revises Site-Specific Targeting

DOL announced last week that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration civil penalty amounts for serious and “other-than-serious” safety violations have been adjusted based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021

January 21, 2021

DOL Extends Ability to Use Telemedicine Visits for FMLA Purposes

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the legal landscape, this time with the Department of Labor (DOL) extending its prior position that, under certain circumstances, a telemedicine visit will constitute an “in-person” visit for the purpose of the FMLA.

January 21, 2021

Check Out the Top 10 SMACNews Articles of 2020

Like all organizations, SMACNA was forced to pivot in 2020 and adapt to the changes brought about by COVID-19.

January 21, 2021

New SMACNA PPP FAQ Related to Loan Forgiveness Questionnaires

The latest update to SMACNA’s PPP FAQs includes the addition of questions 101–114 and address the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, which was included as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

January 14, 2021

John W. Danforth Company Named Contractor of the Year

Congratulation to longtime SMACNA member and union contractor John W. Danforth Company on being named Contractor magazine’s 2020 Contractor of the Year.