What government rules affect contractors the most? Without a doubt safety regulations have the most influence on a contractor's daily operation. Most contractors believe that stricter safety regulations are good for the industry, and ultimately affect the bottom line. But safety requirements can sometimes go too far according to some contractors. Paperwork and bookkeeping on safety issues are a constant struggle. However, with the high fines being levied by safety inspectors for improper paperwork, it's a job that must be done.

So how do concrete contractors manage to stay up-to-date with changing government regulations and specifications? Many contractors indicate that they rely heavily on their local contractor organizations to keep them informed. They also rely on these groups to help change rules they don't favor or feel are necessary.