L&I Proposes New Wildfire Smoke Rule

L&I Proposes New Wildfire Smoke Rule

By Trent Cotney We all know that wildfires are a real threat to the Pacific Northwest, and there seem to be more of them every year. These fires can destroy homes and businesses, but they also can put workers at risk. With that in mind, on May 10, 2023, the Washington...
New Executive Order to Modernize Regulatory Review

New Executive Order to Modernize Regulatory Review

By Trent Cotney, Adams and Reese, LLP An Overview of the Regulatory System Anyone can tell you that regulatory review policies can be complicated and confusing. In an attempt to address that, on April 6, President Joe Biden signed the Executive Order on...
Will Helmets Replace Hard Hats?

Will Helmets Replace Hard Hats?

By Trent Cotney Is replacing hard hats with helmets the wave of the future? When you see a hard hat, you likely think of construction. On a typical construction site, most people wear them, and they also appear as icons on signs and brochures. This headgear is...
IBA Comments on WSR 23-13-069

IBA Comments on WSR 23-13-069

By Gary Smith SBEIS for WSR 23-13-069 is in Violation of RCW 19.85 WSR 23-13-069 proposing wildfire smoke regulation will cost construction contractors, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, painting contractors, etc. big and small, and their customers, an estimated...