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Penn Medicine Pavilion to be Completed by Mid-April 2020

To help the Philadelphia region handle the rapid increase in people needing hospitalization due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Penn Medicine is trying to complete its Pavilion project by mid-April 2020. The project, an IPD project being built by LF Driscoll and

GBCA COVID-19 Webinar Series: Navigating the New Normal

GBCA is holding a five-part webinar series for the Philadelphia region's construction industry, as we all begin to navigate this new normal of working through a pandemic. Please join us on March 30, April 1, April 3, April 6, and

IRS Extends Tax Day 2020 to July 15

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that in response to coronavirus response across the country, the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal

By |March 28th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Online Mast Climber Walkthrough Inspection Training Tool

A new online tool from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is designed to guide users through daily pre-shift inspections of mast climbing work platforms and help identify common hazards associated with the equipment. Through photographs, workers

Get PPE to Where It’s Needed

Right now, healthcare workers are in need of more PPE supplies as they respond to COVID-19. While Philadelphia has not yet reached a point of not having enough PPE for workers, healthcare providers are requesting more supplies for PPE. The

Sustainability Symposium Postponed to October 23, 2020

Green Building United has postponed the tenth annual Sustainability Symposium, now happening October 23, 2020, at Penn State at The Navy Yard. The Symposium is a full day and one half day of educational sessions covering cutting edge green building

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

OSHA Focus Four Toolbox Talk: Power Tools, Arc Flash Protection, and First Aid for Electrocutions

This year, GBCA is participating in OSHA’s Focus Four Campaign, providing resources to avoid incidents involving OSHA’s Focus Four hazards. This month, we’re providing toolbox talks about electrical hazards. This week’s OSHA Focus Four toolbox talks discuss avoiding electrocutions from

GBCA Member Spotlight: Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark

The law firm of Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark provides sophisticated and efficient solutions to the legal problems that businesses and individuals confront every day.  CBMD regularly represents the key players in the construction and real estate development industries, and

Resources for Businesses and Business Relief, and Unemployment Benefits for Workers Laid Off or with Reduced Hours

Many construction projects are being closed in Pennsylvania, meaning work stoppages. The following are government resources (federal, state, and city levels) regarding employers’ and employee’s rights and access to aid/funding due to loss of work in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Stay Engaged and Healthy While Social Distancing

Social distancing can mean long periods of isolation, which can lead to mental health issues, especially for those already suffering from psychological distress. Elissa Kozlov, a licensed clinical psychologist and instruction from Rutgers University, has several suggestions for avoiding mental