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Contract Surety 06.01.2020

Cambridge Massachusetts Issues Revised Construction Order

On May 21st 2020, the MA Sector Specific Workplace Safety Standard for Construction Sites, the MA Safety Standards and the MA COVID-19 Checklist in Cambridge just released a modified temporary emergency construction order permitting construction…
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Cambridge Massachusetts Issues Revised Construction Order
Contract Surety 05.29.2020

OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry

On May 27, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, refreshed its guidance for employers within the construction province. Though not legally binding, contractors are strongly encouraged to follow these recommendations when modifying…
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OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry
Contract Surety 05.28.2020

Mississippi Business Reopen Monday

Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi announced establishments can start business as usual as of Monday, provided they obey strict safety guidelines to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The governor indicated that as of…
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Mississippi Business Reopen Monday
Contract Surety 05.18.2020

Vermont Reopens Manufacturing & Construction Industries after COVID Cases Drop

The Governor of Vermont Phil Scott is allowing construction and manufacturing establishments to resume full operations on May 11, 2020. However, the Governor requires these companies to obey “stringent requirements” to safeguard employees and customers…
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Vermont Reopens Manufacturing & Construction Industries after COVID Cases Drop
Contract Surety 04.21.2020

Types of Construction Projects Deemed “Essential” in New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey has imposed new rules for construction businesses. These measures come in light of the coronavirus epidemic impacting each state across the country. If your establishment is conducting construction deemed…
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Types of Construction Projects Deemed “Essential” in New Jersey
Contract Surety 04.07.2020

Boston Mayor Pauses Non-Essential Construction Until Further Notice

To slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced he is extending the city’s order to halt “non-essential” construction for permitted sites. As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts continues to battle this…
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Boston Mayor Pauses Non-Essential Construction Until Further Notice
Contract Surety 04.06.2020

More States Issue “Stay-At-Home” Orders Except for “Essential Activities”

A growing number of states in America are enacting “stay-at-home” orders to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and encourage all Americans to continue social distancing. The directives to keep residents in their homes,…
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More States Issue “Stay-At-Home” Orders Except for “Essential Activities”
Contract Surety 04.03.2020

The Potential Impact COVID-19 Will Have on Contract Surety

The coronavirus pandemic fosters a plethora of uncertainty for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and sureties. In every state across America, guidelines are being put in place to determine if construction is an “essential” infrastructure to…
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The Potential Impact COVID-19 Will Have on Contract Surety
Contract Surety 02.06.2020

Construction Labor Shortage Risks Performance

According to the Associated Builders and Contractors, there were nearly 7 million open construction jobs in the United States as of July 2018. The biggest reason for the shortage is a lack of skilled construction…
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Construction Labor Shortage Risks Performance