Associated Contractors of New Mexico

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Traffic Control Log Books - 2017 Update

In 2016 ACNM was approached by members of NMDOT with suggested updates to the Traffic Control Log Books. The suggestions for improvement were based on common issues encountered from completed traffic control diaries, and were given in the interest of addressing language that could reduce errors in filling out the document.

ACNM took the next step by forming a panel with representatives from NMDOT, ACNM staff, barricade companies, and ACNM contractor members. Revisions to the original suggestions were made by the panel, and a proposed draft was given to the ACNM Executive Director, the Traffic Control Master Instructor, and the Acting State Construction Engineer. After incorporating their input, a final draft was created, and sent to the printer for estimates.

OSHA Delays Silica Enforcement

Enforcement Begins on Sept. 23, 2017

On April 6, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months—until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard has a number of unique features warranting development of additional guidance and educational materials before enforcement begins. AGC continues to believe that implementation of this standard is technically infeasible and continues to challenge it in court.

Diverging Diamond set to open in Santa Fe in late 2016

With the new Diverging Diamond set to open in Santa Fe in late 2016, here is a quick video for guidance on how to navigate the unique traffic feature. Please share this video for the benefit of anyone who may travel in the Santa Fe, NM area.