MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Headquarters
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Ground Level
Hanover, MD 21076

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Each ticket is valid for one admission, each individual attending must register independently.

To Register: Click HERE

For additional information visit MDOT Website at

For questions, email or call (410)865-1269.

**Once this event is sold out, tickets and registration will no longer be available**

**Security Policy: All visitors must present a valid Driver’s License or U.S. Passport in order to gain access to the building.

Statement from OSHA Regarding Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries reports there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a 7-percent increase from 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.

More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, accounting for about one out of every four fatal injuries. Workplace violence injuries increased by 23 percent, making it the second most common cause of workplace fatality. Today’s report also shows the number of overdoses on the job increased by 32 percent in 2016, and the number of fatalities has increased by at least 25 percent annually since 2012.

Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA, issued the following statement regarding the report:

“Today’s occupational fatality data show a tragic trend with the third consecutive increase in worker fatalities in 2016 – the highest since 2008. America’s workers deserve better.

“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is committed to finding new and innovative ways of working with employers and employees to improve workplace safety and health. OSHA will work to address these trends through enforcement, compliance assistance, education and training, and outreach.

“As President Trump recognized by declaring opioid abuse a Nationwide Public Health Emergency, the nation’s opioid crisis is impacting Americans every day at home and, as this data demonstrates, increasingly on the job.

“The Department of Labor will work with public and private stakeholders to help eradicate the opioid crisis as a deadly and growing workplace issue.”

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit

OSHA News Release:
Contact Name:

Eric Holland

Phone Number:
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Notice from PEPCO:


Effective January 1, 2018

PEPCO will no longer sell materials for service connections or work in public space.

If you have any questions, PEPCO advises you to contact your Distribution Engineering Representative for the list of new suppliers.

Montgomery County: 301.670.8700

Prince Georges County: 301.967.5800

District of Columbia: 202.331.6237

JESCO will be hosting Demonstration Days, featuring the brand-new John Deere 345G Excavator, as well as the following equipment:

Excavators-The new 345G,  350G, 245G, 135G, 85G, Dozer’s 450K, 650K Smart Grade, 700K Smart Grade, Wheel Loader’s 544K,  CTL’s 333G, Bomag BMP 8500, BW141, BW177 and MORE!


When:   December 14 and 15    9am-2pm

Where: Operating Engineers School, Local 37.     5021 North Point Blvd,  Baltimore  MD  21219


Door Prizes for ALL attendees!

To pre-register:  go to and click on Demo Day banner

DC Water has announced that they will be delaying the implementation of the System Availability Fee from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2018.