Ditchmen • NUCA of Florida October 2018 - Page 3

CONTENTS 5 OSHA UPDATES THEIR NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM ON TRENCHING & EXCAVATION SAFETY 7 LAWMAKERS ADOPT ‘POSITIVE’ LONG- RANGE FINANCIAL FORECAST 9 EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: WHAT’S AN EXCAVTOR TO DO? 11 JUSTICES DELAY DECISION IN MINIMUM 13 WAGE ORDINANCE 13 TRUMP SIGNS OFF ON MAJOR RESERVOIR PROJECT 15 SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST CATERPILLAR 17 CALENDAR SET FOR ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION & COMMITTEE MEETINGS 15 18 QUICK BITS NUCA of Florida is a non-profit trade 20 NUCA OF FLORIDA association representing over 450 underground utility contractors, 23 NUCA OF CENTRAL FLORIDA material and equipment suppliers, and 25 NUCA OF NORTH FLORIDA of Florida. NUCA of Florida members 29 NUCA OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA telephone installations accomplished 30 NUCA OF SOUTH FLORIDA 36 NUCA OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 39 SUCA manufacturers throughout the state are involved in water, sewer, gas, and through open excavation or trenchless technology. Visit www.NucaofFlorida.org to learn more. PHOTO CREDIT: Photos on front and back covers were provided courtesy of Jordan Lee, Utility Service Company. OCTOBER 2018 • DITCHMEN 3