Register today for the ProDealer Industry Summit, October 25-27, in Charleston, SC. The ProDealer Industry Summit is an exclusive, three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber & building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers, and the manufacturers who supply them. LBM dealers will benefit from sharing insights and best practices with leaders in the industry in a relaxed, three-day format that encourages networking and personal interaction. Read more.
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[Washington DC- 5/18/16] - The National Lumber
and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is disappointed with a
final rule announced today by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that
will dramatically increase the number of employees eligible for overtime
pay. Read more.
OSHA has issued a final rule that will require all establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the current recordkeeping regulation to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301. Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain industries must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A only. This includes the LBM sector, identified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 4441, Building material and supplies dealers. These reporting requirements are annual reporting requirements, with phased-in deadlines highlighted below. Read more.
[Washington DC- 5/5/16] - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauds introduction last week of the Timber Innovation Act (S. 2892). The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and included Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Steve Daines (R-MT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Read more.
Under the new rule (HazComm 2012), compliant labels must include harmonized signal words, pictograms, and hazard statements for each hazard and category. Precautionary statements must also be included on the label. The new Safety Data Sheet format and content requirements call for a specific 16-section format, replacing the format and look of the now phased-out Material Safety Data Sheets. Additional information on new labels and SDS may be found at OSHA's Hazard Communication Webpage... Read more.
NLBMDA applauds the new LEED alternative compliance path for sustainable forest management certifications other than the program of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the approval of its new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) on April 5. The pilot ACP is technically an addenda to the LEED green building rating system and will be applicable to both LEED 2009 and the LEED v4 systems. Read more.
On March 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final "persuader" rule broadening its scope and imposing new and more far-reaching reporting requirements on employers and their consultants. It is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2016, and will apply to arrangements, agreements, and payments. Read full update.
NLBMDA is pleased to announce the launch of the Environment, Health & Safety Resource Center, an online portal for NLBMDA members providing access to safety assessment resources relevant to the LBM sector. The EHS Resource Center is being launched with two safety assessment checklists developed by NLBMDA for use in LBM yards and LBM warehouses. These checklists, built upon the input of our membership and the members of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee, represent best practices for identifying potential hazards that can emerge in these settings. Read more.