We would not want these to be replaced with a more generic OSHA 10-hour course that can be completed online with virtually no employer oversight.
This bill is another measure to limit competition within the construction industry.
As a state, we should have an open and fair playing field for all companies.
This bill would especially hurt the small business owner working hard every day to employ West Virginia workers.
These delegates are not against worker safety. They understand that the construction companies employing thousands of West Virginia workers are dedicated to the safety of their employees.
But they do not need another government regulation to inhibit business growth in our state.
Consider these attacks for what they are: A group that represents only 14 percent of the construction industry trying to pick winners and losers on government taxpayer-funded projects.
McCuskey is president and executive director of the West Virginia Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.