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Safety Matters
AWI / Federated Insurance Safety Awards Competition Submission Period Closes March 6, 2020
Short-term Investments in Training Can Reap Long-term Scaffold Safety Benefits for Workers
Opioid Use in the Construction Industry
U.S. Dept. of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries
Technical Corrections to OSHA Standards Published
Standards
Comment Period Open through March 16, 2020 for Draft AWI & SMA Wood Stair, Handrail, and Guard Systems Standard
Workforce Development
Student Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the AWI Spring Leadership Conference
Generation Z: They’re Not Millennials nor Gen Xers
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) & Your Leadership Skills
Wood Industry
CMA & Industry Partners Release Results of Annual Survey of Woodworking Industry
Structural Wood Design Publication Released by AWC and ICC
Economic Trends
Preparing for What Lies Ahead
Business Management
It’s Your Life: How the SECURE Act Could Change Your Retirement Planning
10 Small Business Functions That Can Be Easily Outsourced
Risk Management Corner: Learn the Lingo, Remove the Mystery, Gain Some Confidence
Ten Things That Can Slow You Down & Impede Sound Decision-Making
Construction News
Architecture Billings Index Ends 2019 on Positive Note
Dodge Momentum Index Starts 2020 on the Downside
AIA Forecasts Nonresidential Building Spending to Grow through 2020
Nonresidential Specialty Trade Sector Employment Outpaced Other Construction Jobs in January
Virginia Tech / U.S. Forest Service Housing Market Commentaries for December 2019
Federal Scene
IRS Publishes New FAQs for Tax Withholding Estimator
IRS launches Identity Theft Central
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