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 Newsletter 2018-33                                                                                         August 17, 2018


Delegates advance impeachment articles against FOUR West Virginia justices


The House of Delegates named Chief Justice Margaret Workman, Justice Beth Walker, suspended Justice Allen Loughry and now retired Justice Robin Davis in a total of 11 Articles of Impeachment following votes Monday and early Tuesday. Davis will avoid a trial in the Senate after handing in her retirement to Gov. Jim Justice Monday night. She announced it Tuesday morning. State Senate President Mitch Carmichael plans to call members of the Senate back to Charleston next Monday to adopt the rules that will be followed during impeachment trials involving three state Supreme Court justices.

 

If the Senate votes to remove justices from office, Gov. Jim Justice would fill the vacancies through appointment with the guidance of the state Judicial Vacancies Commission. The commission released the following recommendations this week.

 

·         Robert H. Carlton, Williamson

·         Evan Jenkins, Huntington

·         Gregory B. Chiartas, Charleston

·         Robert J. Frank, Lewisburg

·         Evan Jenkins, Huntington

·         Arthur Wayne King, Clay

·         D.C. Offutt Jr., Barboursville

·         William Schwartz, Charleston

·         Martin P. Sheehan, Wheeling

 

OSHA POST NEW LIST OF FAQs ON THE SILICA RULE

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just released a set of 53 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide guidance to employers and employees regarding OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard for construction.  The FAQs were developed in conjunction with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) through the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC). The development of the FAQs stem from litigation filed against OSHA by numerous construction industry associations challenging the legality of OSHA’s rule.

 

The FAQs are extensive and organized by topic.  A short introductory paragraph is included for each group of questions and answers to provide background information about the underlying regulatory requirements.  A  four-page document with some of the clarifications and a PDF version of all the FAQs has also been created. 

 

AGC and ARTBA will continue to look for ways to work with OSHA to improve the workability of this significant rule. You can access the FAQs by clicking the following link, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


CENTRAL CONTRACTING FIRST REGISTRATION FOR 2019 MIDYEAR MEETING

 

John Cvechko, Central Contracting, Inc., and family were the first of over 20 members to register for the 2019 CAWV Midyear Meeting, which will be held February 8-13, 2019 at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. Members are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The 2013 Midyear Meeting in the Caymans sold out quickly and many members were unable to secure a room at the host hotel. February is one of the most popular tourist months on the island and additional hotel rooms will be hard to secure. The CAWV Program Committee will be meeting to finalize the general business sessions as well as optional events. Any member wishing to submit a topic for the business meetings can contact Pat McDonald at pmcdonald@cawv.org For a complete registration packet, visit www.cawv.org/events/midyear-meeting.html.

 

EXPO TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNUAL SHOW - SAVE THE DATES MARCH 20-21, 2019

 

The 40th annual West Virginia Construction & Design Exposition (EXPO) will be held March 20-21, 2019, at the Charleston Civic Center. The CAWV encourages all members to participate in the milestone event as an exhibitor, honor exhibitor (non-displaying participant), sponsor, advertiser, or attendee. Exhibitor space sold out at the 2018 show, which attracted over 4,300 industry professionals. Exciting plans are underway for this year’s show which will feature new sponsorships, a demonstration area, and the completion of the Civic Center’s $100 million renovation and addition project. Sales are set to open September 1. For more information, contact Show Manager Cassidy Webb at (304) 342-EXPO or email cwebb@wvexpo.com.