Thursday, February 15, 2018

OSHA Targeting Upstate Construction Sites

Your HBA was informed this morning that OSHA is targeting construction sites in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson.  They call this a blitz enforcement.  OSHA currently has staff in the Upstate identifying sites for potential enforcement.  In particular, they are looking for fall hazards and struck-by hazards.

Be sure all of your sites, even single-home sites, are in full compliance with OSHA rules and regulations.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PEX/HDPE Service Pipe Rule Change at Greenville Water

Greenville Water recently adopted a rule that PEX and HDPE pipe must be installed with a tracer wire attached by the manufacturer.  Tracer wire attached by anyone other than the manufacturer will not be accepted.

In addition, Greenville Water has announced that repairs to PEX or HDPE pipe may not be made with "SharkBite" push-to-connect fittings.  Repairs may only be made using compression fitting as specified by Greenville Water's Standard Specifications, which can be found at