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ABC, NAHB Applaud D.C. Circuit Court Decision to Reject Lawsuit to Compel OSHA to Issue Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Diseases/COVID-19

WASHINGTON, June 11 — Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore and National Association of Home Builders Chief Executive Officer Jerry Howard issued the following joint statement today on the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision to reject a lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an “emergency temporary standard” for infectious diseases/COVID-19:

“We applaud the D.C. Circuit’s decision, which affirms that OSHA’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak currently eliminates the need for an emergency temporary standard for infectious diseases and COVID-19 covering all employees. The government is learning new information about COVID-19 and how best to mitigate related hazards on an almost daily and sometimes even hourly basis, which is why a static, intransigent rule would not be an appropriate response. OSHA’s resources are better deployed by developing timely and situational-specific guidance documents, which can be adjusted and adapted as the agency and public health authorities better understand the pandemic.

“In the construction sector, even without a COVID-19 outbreak, safety and health is always our No. 1 priority. As representatives of residential, nonresidential and industrial construction contractors across the country, we remain committed to collaborating with state and local health officials, as well as across market sectors, to diligently identify and implement new health and safety protocols on our jobsites to protect construction employees amid the COVID-19 outbreak.” 

Daltile to be Featured in Four Holiday-Themed Specials of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC

Dallas, November 27, 2012 – Daltile is pleased announce its continued participation in the hit show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which returns to ABC with four special episodes this holiday season. Daltile product was donated for each new episode, which will feature celebrity guests, hosts and performances. The first episode premiered on Monday, November 26 at 9:00p.m. EST. The remaining three episodes will air on the following three Mondays, December 3, December 10 and December 17.

“For nine years we worked side by side with ABC and ‘Extreme Makeover’ to help transform the lives of well-deserving families across the country,” said Lori Kirk-Rolley, senior marketing director for Dal-Tile. “We are thrilled to have been able to extend our support once again to honor and support families and communities during the holidays.”

The show’s designers used a variety of stylish Daltile products throughout the episodes, including Rittenhouse Square, Octagon & Dot, Metal Fusion, Saltillo, Reflective Elements, City View, Union Square, Keystone Elements, Colour Schemes, Stone Radiance and Ayers Rock.

Daltile has served as a tile provider to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” for nine consecutive seasons and supplied tile for every single episode of the show, including the pilot filmed in September 2003.