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R. Cam Dickinson

Senior Vice President, Construction

In addition to providing risk management services to clients, Cam is Manager of Woodruff Sawyer’s Construction Practice. In this role, Cam oversees our client service group and coordinates business development activities.

415.399.6308

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R. Cam Dickinson

Senior Vice President, Construction

In addition to providing risk management services to clients, Cam is Manager of Woodruff Sawyer’s Construction Practice. In this role, Cam oversees our client service group and coordinates business development activities.

415.399.6308

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2018 OSHA Update

AB 262 was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2017. The law will require, for public works projects entered into on or after July 1, 2019, that the successful bidder submit an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to the awarding agency/authority. By January 1, 2019, the Department of General Services (DGS) will establish and publish in the State Contract Manual the maximum acceptable global warming potential for each category of eligible materials. Eligible materials include: carbon steel rebar, flat glass, wool board insulation and structural steel.

Unmanned Aircraft/Drone Operator Requirements (Updated)

Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations requires that anyone who operates a small unmanned aircraft/drone for commercial use (weighing more than 0.55 lbs and less than 55 lbs) must obtain a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating. Certification includes passing an aeronautical test and undergoing a security background check.

2016 Construction and OSHA Update

As a result of the Budget Act of 2015 OSHA fines will increase for the first time in nearly 25 years. The new budget eliminated the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 exempting OSHA from increasing penalties to account for inflation. The potential increase will raise fines nearly 80 percent.