Mnuchin: US progressing on tariff talks with Canada, Mexico
17 May 2019 13:24:11 CDT
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the country is "close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada" regarding a solution to steel and aluminum tariffs levied on those countries. Finding a resolution to the situation is vital to the passage of a new North American trade deal, he adds. The Associated Press (5/15)
Column: Consider the details of HVAC product selection
17 May 2019 13:24:11 CDT
HVAC engineers must think about the details of product selection alongside a product's functional requirements, Steven Liescheidt writes. In this guide, he discusses areas such as HVAC system and product selections with an emphasis on the "keep it defendable" principle. Engineered Systems (5/17)
AHPs still operating as Labor Dept. appeals ruling
17 May 2019 13:24:11 CDT
Existing association health plans are still running as the Labor Department appeals a federal district court judge's move to void regulations that expanded access to them. Roughly 30 new associations were created after the rules change and prior to the court reversal, while other AHPs are still forming under the previous guidelines, which narrowed employer access to the plans. EHS Today (5/13)
How to address 5 risks that precede accidents
17 May 2019 13:24:11 CDT
Construction site safety procedures can always be improved, and one way is to be aware of things that often precede accidents. Hoar Construction has identified five such precursors, and two experts with the company explain Hoar's Pre-Task Safety Analysis tool for minimizing these risks. Construction Business Owner (5/16)
Lean methods require buy-in, participation from all parties
17 May 2019 13:24:11 CDT
Lean construction methods call for contractors to engage with partners early and often to ensure the level of collaboration needed to succeed, according to Centron Group Vice President of Construction Brian Bec. Participants must also make client expectations known right away and track project metrics to improve processes as work continues, Bec said. Daily Commercial News (Ontario) (5/17)
Give credit where credit is due: simply said, if you want loyalty and best effort, you must be thoughtful.
17 May 2019 13:24:11 CDT
Estee Lauder, businesswoman May is Jewish American Heritage Month
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