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Griffith Nixon Davison, P.C.
OSHA Inspections
If OSHA shows up at your jobsite several things will begin crossing your mind: Who do I call? What do I do? What is the reason for the visit? Read more

OSHA issues final rule to broaden exemption for digger derricks in its Cranes and Derricks standard
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule that broadens the current exemption for digger derricks used in the electric-utility industry. The exemption has been expanded to include telecommunications work in addition to electric-utility work. Read more
Texas Building Branch Report: "And Now, the Rest of the Story"
By the time you get this news update, the new "Cost of Goods Sold" administrative rule will be one day from taking effect. The effective date of the new rule is June 5, 2013. Read more
Maestro Technologies Inc.
7th Annual Softball Tournament Results
The first crack of the bat was made at 8:00 am and ended with Turner Construction winning the tournament 19-13 against BR AEC’s. Congratulations to the Turner Construction Team. To view the TEXO Challenge Leader Board and the Softball Tournament Scorecard, click here and for pictures from the tournament, watch the TEXO photo gallery for updates.

TEXO Open Golf Tournament, Sponsored by Acton Mobile Industries
Monday, June 24, Trophy Club Country Club
3rd Event of the TEXO Challenge Cup
Register now for the TEXO Open Golf Tournament. Morning and Afternoon tee times are available. Make your reservations now for a fun filled day. Click here to register your two or four person team. This is the third event of the TEXO Challenge Cup competition, click here to view the golf tournament’s point system.

Safety/Superintendent Forum: Storm Water Update
Wednesday, June 5, 2013; 11:30 am-1:00 pm
TEXO's Conference Center location, 11111 N. Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 75229
Tom Schneider, CPEFC will join us to cover the changes in the new 2013 Storm Water Construction General Permit (CGP) and how these changes could affect your construction site and compliance efforts for better or worse. Read more

Latino Safety/Superintendent Forum: Heat Stress
Thursday, June 6, 2013; 11:30 am-1:00 pm
TEXO's Conference Center location, 11111 N. Stemmons Frwy., Dallas 75229 
Dr. Martha E. Romero, CSHO, CTSP, will be our special guest this month discussing the topic of Heat Stress. Read more

TEXO/AIA Summer Forum: "Construction Laws that Affect Owners, Architects & Contractors"
The TEXO/AIA Leadership Team will host its Summer Forum on Friday, July 19th. Our distinguished panelists: Mitch Milby, Milby, PLLC; Tony Jach, Nixon, Jach, Hubbard; Paul Ridley, Canada Ridley; and Fred Wilshusen, Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen will discuss "Construction Laws that Affect Owners, Architects & Contractors" covering topics such as:
•  Owner/Designer Delays
•  Subcontract Landmines
•  Indemnification Laws
•  Contract Language vs. Industry Practice
•  Limitation of Liability Clauses
For more information and to register, click here.

Congratulations Basics Graduates
19 companies participated in the 2013 Basics program this year. TEXO and its sponsoring partners offer their congratulations to all participants in their success.
Supply Depot
2013 Graduation & Awards Banquet, Thursday, June 20
6:00 pm: Reception Buffet/Cash Bars Open; 7:30 pm: Ceremony Begins; DFW Westin Hotel, Trinity Ballroom (Esters & 114)
If you have never attended CEF’s Annual Graduation & Awards Banquet, be sure to put this on your calendar! This is a wonderful event, honoring our industry’s students who have completed their commitment of 2-4 years of craft or supervisory training at CEF. TEXO is a proud sponsor of this annual event. So, if your company has employees graduating from one of CEF’s programs, or you would like to see what CEF is all about, please contact Lori Purviance at the CEF office 972-574-5200 or lori@ntcef.org for tickets or additional information.

Half of metros gain construction jobs in past year; Reed says starts sag from a year ago 
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in April from a year earlier in 274 out of 372 metropolitan areas, decreased in 88 and remained unchanged in 10, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday. An AGC analysis showed that of the 339 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which BLS reports construction employment, 170 had increases, 123 had decreases and 46 were stagnant. Read more

FMI 2013 NRCI 2nd Quarter Report 
The NRCI index score of 60.1 for the second quarter of 2013 is the highest score for the NRCI index since its inception in Q1 2009. This isn't yet a bullish trend, but it demonstrates that the nonresidential construction market continues to push upward like the "Little Engine That Could." Read more
Kleinfelder Inc.
Heat Illness Can Be Deadly 
Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable!
•  Drink Water often
•  Rest in the shade
•  Report heat symptoms early
•  Know what to do in an emergency 
To visit OSHA’s website and learn more about Heat Illness and download OSHA’s new Heat Smartphone app, click here.
IMAGINiT Technologies
Buyers Barricades
Schneider Electric
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