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August 19, 2021
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AWI Standards
AWI Standards Development Progress: Comments Open for Draft Finishing Standard
AWI Standards Panel Discussion
Federal COVID-19 Update
US DOL Issues Updated Guidance on Protecting Unvaccinated & Other At-Risk Workers from the Coronavirus
Business Matters
ConsensusDocs News Offers Insights about Material Price Escalation Contract Clauses
Risk Management Corner: Avoid Workplace Hazards with Slip, Trip, and Fall Controls
AWI Reaching Out to Specifiers about Standards and QCP
Economic Indicators
Outlook for Construction Spending Improves with the Upturn in the Economy, Says AIA
State Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 45 States from a Year Ago
Construction Employment Lags or Matches Pre-Pandemic Level in 101 Metro Areas
ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Flat in July; Contractor Confidence Falls
Nonresidential Construction Adds Only 2,900 Jobs in July
Residential Market Presents Opportunities: What Are the Trends?
Wood Industry
“Wood Is Good…But Strange,” Notes the International Code Council
Safety Matters
OSHA Partners with NIOSH to Revise Handbook for Small Businesses
Helping to Fill an Employee Gap by Upskilling
Dos and Don’ts When Employees Are at Risk for Self-Harm
Partner News
Complimentary Webinar: Marijuana and the Law
Federated Insurance to Host Risk Management Academy
Federal Scene
Rulemaking Will Ensure More Protections for Overtime and Minimum Wage
Treasury, IRS Provide Additional Guidance to Employers Claiming the Employee Retention Credit
Treasury, IRS Provide Gross Receipts Safe Harbor for Employers Claiming the Employee Retention Credit
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