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January 24, 2019
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Learning Forum
2019 AWI Spring Leadership Conference Releases More Speaker News & Opens Registration
Safety Matters
Employers Must Post 2018 Injury/Illness Summary Beginning Feb. 1
OSHA Provides Compliance Assistance Resources to Protect Workers from Falls
OSHA Penalties Adjusting in 2019
Workforce Development
Woodwork Career Alliance Announces February ASE Training Sessions
‘Rethink Career and Technical Education’ Summit Focuses on Skills Gap
Business Management
It’s Your Life: Resolutions for the New Year
Credit Inquiries: What You Should Know about Hard & Soft Pulls
Risk Management Corner: Driving for the Weather—Be Smart, Be Prepared, Be Safe
Wood Industry News
Cabinet Sales up 0.3% YOY for November 2018, Down 9.4% from October
Wood Industry Almanac Identifies Who Works Where
Construction News
Architecture Billings Slow, but Close 2018 with Growing Demand
Construction CFO Confidence Slips to Lowest Level since 2012
Seventy-Nine Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2019
More Job Openings than Job Seekers
ITR Experts Say: The US Housing Market is Bending
Green Scene
Preparing for LEED® v4.1
LEED® Forum Discussion on Custom Cabinetry
Federal Scene
Tax Reform Affects Employee Achievement Awards
IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2019
Court Ruling: Contractors May be Liable for Safety Violations of Subcontractors
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