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March 24, 2016
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AWI Technical Committee Seeks Volunteers for Next Generation of Standards Development
Safety Matters
Risk Management Corner: Can a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program Affect Your Work Comp Premium?
NIOSH & OSHA Provide Online Resources to Prevent Aerial Lift Injuries & Fatalities
Whistleblower Investigation Process Clarified in Updated OSHA Manual
First Year of OSHA Injury Reporting Requirement Reveals 10,388 Severe Injuries & More
Business Management
It’s Your Life: Make Your Vision a Reality — The “Who” of Business Succession Planning
Learn How to “Negotiate Retainage” with New FASA Video-on-Demand
Business Tools
10 Essentials of a Marketing Plan in 2016
Do Prospective Clients Remember or Forget You?
5 Essential Elements of a Terrible Small Business Ad
Green Scene
FSC Releases Revised Standard for Controlled Wood
Study Finds Global Green Building Is Expected to Double by 2018
Hospitality Industry Poised for Tremendous Growth in Green Building
Industry Forums
FREE Online Training Webinars for the ConsensusDocs Technology
The Economy
Best State Economies in the Union with Brian Beaulieu
Sponsor News
Federated Insurance Introduces Insurance Coverage for Cyber Threats
Kerfkore Announces Distributor Awards for 2015
Sherwin-Williams to Acquire Valspar
Construction Industry News
Modest Expansion for Architecture Billings Index
KCMA Reports 47 Consecutive Months of Cabinet Sales Growth
The Lumber Liquidator Formaldehyde Saga
Federal Scene
Interest Rates for the Second Quarter of 2016
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