AGC Response to Sixth Circuit Stay Dissolution

Source: Claiborne S. Guy, director, employment policy & practices, AGC of America

On Friday, December 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This decision allows OSHA to proceed with implementation and enforcement of the rule issued on November 5, 2021. AGC is a party to the proceedings in the Sixth Circuit, having filed its own petition for petition for review, and is actively engaged in a review of its legal options moving forward. AGC will continue to keep its chapters and members updated on any future developments.

To account for any uncertainty created by the Fifth Circuit’s stay, OSHA is exercising enforcement discretion with respect to the compliance dates of the ETS. To provide employers with sufficient time to come into compliance, OSHA will not issue citations for noncompliance with any requirements of the ETS before January 10, 2022, and will not issue citations for noncompliance with the standard’s testing requirements before February 9, 2022, so long as an employer is exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard.

In an effort to assist members with increasing the vaccination rates among their workforce and to comply with the ETS requirements, AGC created a vaccine tool kit webpage which contains a construction oriented summary of the ETS detailing employers compliance options and obligations as well as additional resources. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Kevin Cannon at kevin.cannon@agc.org or Nazia Shah at nazia.shah@agc.org.

Centennial Internship Opportunity

About ICI

Indiana Constructors, Inc. (ICI) is the nonprofit trade association representing Indiana’s highway, heavy and utility contractors. For nearly 100 years, ICI has served its member companies and their employees through safety services, legislative advocacy, labor relations, communications and workforce development.

About the Internship

As we prepare to mark our centennial in 2024, ICI’s mission is not only to celebrate that milestone, but also to educate folks about our industry’s rich history and motivate the next generation to choose a life-long career in it. The Centennial Intern will be key to collecting and creating a historical record of our industry – a task that will add value to our association and provide professional experience and portfolio material for the intern.

Candidate Qualifications

  • A sophomore, junior or senior with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • All majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to students studying nonprofit management, public affairs, digital media, English, communications and/or the humanities.
  • Strong organizational, writing, research, critical thinking and active listening skills.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite. Adobe Creative Cloud experience is a plus.

Duties

  • Digitize/catalog photo collections.
  • Digitize/transcribe/summarize/catalog historical documents.
  • Assist in completing tasks related to our roadmap to the centennial celebration, including but not limited to:
    • Develop centennial content for digital, social and print media.
    • Attend centennial committee meetings, partnership meetings and general organization functions.
    • Assist with event planning and administration.
  • Possibility to safely lift boxes up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional general office duties.

Time Frame

This internship will be full-time, in-person at the ICI office through the summer of 2021. There is an opportunity to extend through the fall 2021 semester with 15-20 hours flexible to fit the student’s class schedule.

Compensation

The position pays $12 per hour, plus parking.

Hiring

The Centennial Intern will be hired and report to ICI’s president and communications staff. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 14, 2021 and the selection will be announced on Friday, May 28, 2021.

This Week on the Pod

If disaster strikes, what’s your plan? This week, ICI Digs Deep Podcast covers crisis communications and the CrisisDriver app that delivers effective messaging with the press of a button. https://bit.ly/2OaDVOJ

This week’s podcast is brought to you by associate member United Consulting.

Subscribe on AnchorSpotifyApple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, and never miss an episode.

Hands Free Indiana Partnership

Indiana has had a do not text and drive law since 2011. To make things even safer for motorists, starting July 1, Indiana will go completely hands-free with telecommunications devices while operating a motor vehicle. Learn more at http://handsfreeindiana.com.

ICI has partnered with Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana State Police, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Motor Truck Association and ACEC Indiana to help ensure safer work zones for Hoosier infrastructure and transportation construction workers.

Take a look at the fact sheet and FAQs.

Today on the Pod

Learn timeless, valuable, collaborative problem-solving tips and skills to use during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond with negotiations expert Dr. Carolyn Goerner, Clinical Professor of Management at IU Kelley School of Business on this week’s episode of ICI Digs Deep podcast.

This week’s episode is brought to you by 3M as part of ICI’s associate member outreach program.

Subscribe on AnchorSpotifyApple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, and never miss an episode.