When you think of robots, you likely conjure up images of C3P0 and R2D2 in “Star Wars,” the cyborgs from the “Terminator” or, closer to reality, the high-tech machines in auto factories.
And now, as costs decline and availability increases, robots are slowly showing up on construction jobs and may soon become common-place.
In many parts of the country, construction workers face many additional safety hazards in the winter. As an employer, you must protect your crews from extreme cold, high winds and a heightened chance of slips and falls. Taking basic precautions and improving education on winter safety can reduce the risks. Here are suggestions from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Are you a VA General Contractor working with the Federal Government? If So, Don’t Assume Your Purchases Are Free From Sales Tax. The assessment of Virginia retail sales and use tax on a general contractor’s purchase made with respect to a contract entered into with a federal agency was upheld by a ruling of the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Taxation 1. In performance of the contract at issue, the taxpayer purchased modular buildings from a vendor and installed… Read more ›