More than 30 local contractors nationwide say they have received no formal discrimination complaints in response to new federal guidelines requiring employers to include waterproofing requirements for new construction.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued guidance on Friday to companies that have been considering a new building in their facilities and have been denied because of their compliance with the law.
The rules, issued on April 5, say companies must offer waterproofing to the new construction worker, but not to contractors who are building the building.
The guidance was issued as contractors have struggled to comply with the new guidelines, with some of them saying the requirements are not as rigorous as they should be.
Companies have been scrambling to comply as part of a sweeping overhaul of federal safety standards, including building permits and fire safety certification.