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Dates set for 2022 ASC A92 meeting
Registration is now open for annual ASC A92 Main Committee meeting to be held Oct. 17-19 in Kansas City
ERA pushes for rental in EU sustainability criteria
ERA is advocating for the broad inclusion of rental in EU Taxonomy list of sustainable activities
Stopping falls from height
In its 9th year, the annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is set for May 2-6. ALH reports
Regulatory maze: Standards, codes and guidelines
To understand how the regulatory system in the U.S. works, it is helpful to understand the difference between each branch. David Glabe breaks it down.
North American rental: momentum, with challenges
The industry is on the brink of substantial growth as both rental companies and access manufacturers ramp up to meet demand. Lindsey Anderson reports
ANSI A92 Standards – 15 years in the making
In 2007, IPAF’s Tony Groat broke down what the then-new ANSI A92.3 and A92.5 standards entailed. We asked Groat to look back at the last 15 years and discuss what’s changed.
Construction’s first universal standard for reporting emissions
International coalition establishes new method of accounting for carbon emissions 
United awarded for work with veterans
United Rentals received multiple awards for its hiring, retention and professional development of veterans
10% drop in construction emissions misleading says report
Lockdowns and slowing economies have reduced CO2, not decarbonising measures
U.S. announces final ruling on Chinese MEWP tariffs
Government rules that U.S. MEWP industry is being economically harmed by Chinese imports, countervailing tariffs to go into effect
Why ‘The Great Resignation’ hit Construction
How firms are struggling to recruit the skills they need to capitalise on a post-pandemic boom
Merlo units available through GSA
AMS-Merlo is now listed with the General Service Administration, an independent agency of the United States government
US Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure package
After many months of negotiations, the Senate gave bipartisan approval for the infrastructure bill
US edges closer to trillion-dollar infrastructure deal
US ‘has a deal’ in principle but numerous hurdles remain before bill becomes law
Major UK contractors agree pre-qualification standard
Build UK’s Common Assessment Standard system will make pre-qualification for tenders cheaper and faster
Snorkel achieves UK ISO certification
Energy and environmental standards acknowledged at Washington, Tyne and Wear factory 
‘Once in a lifetime’ moment for US infrastructure
Pete Buttigieg, US Secretary of Transportation, says low interest rates and high unemployment have created a generational opportunity to invest in infrastructure
PASMA guidance for new tower scaffold standards
Free guide covers the updated BS EN 1004 European standards for tower scaffolds
ERA to hold sustainability conference on 31 March
European Rental Association online event will ask how low-carbon construction can contribute to Europe’s recovery
ERA launches equipment CO2 calculator
Free-to-use online calculator will determine CO2 emissions for a range of equipment scenarios
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