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NLBMDA Releases 2018 Year in Review

 As the new year begins, NLBMDA has taken the opportunity to look back on last year's most notable highlights in the 2018 Year in Review. Thanks to your support, there's a lot to be celebrated! Make sure to share the complete review with your colleagues. 

 
NLBMDA Chairman Sanford Encourages Strong Attendance at the Spring Meeting
 
The midterm elections shifted the political landscape in Washington with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and Republicans keeping control of the Senate. With divided government in 2019, both parties are mapping out their legislative agendas on issues such as housing, infrastructure, taxes, and trade policy.
 
With so much at stake, and so many opportunities to advance our issues, we invite you to join us for our annual Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

To read the complete message, click here.

 

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on January 24 that it has issued a final rule that eliminated the requirement for businesses with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information for OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to the Agency each year. OSHA states that the final rule will allow the Agency to improve enforcement targeting and compliance assistance, protect worker privacy and safety, and decrease burden on employers. The rule takes effect on February 25, 2019.

Collection of calendar year 2018 information for OSHA Form 300A is currently underway. The deadline for electronic submissions is March 2, 2019. For more information on current requirements and to submit your company’s data, click here.To determine whether your business must still submit information, read the complete advocacy alert here.

 

 Lumber Talks Releases New Episode: "Understanding the Crane Rule"

Lumber Talks, NLBMDA's public policy podcast, has released its second episode! Listen to our January episode, "Understanding the Crane Rule, Part 1", on our websiteBen Gann, NLBMDA's Vice President of Legislative & Political Affairs, sits down with Frank Moore, former Regulatory Counsel for NLBMDA. The two discuss the certification requirements for the revised OSHA Crane Rule and dive deep into the evolution of the rule and what it means for dealers today.

Click here to learn more about Lumber Talks! We are also available on StitcherAnchorSoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.

 

2019 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference Announces Jake Sherman as Luncheon Speaker

NLBMDA’s 2019 Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference is being held from April 1 – 3 at the Wink Hotel in Washington, D.C.. This conference includes many opportunities to learn about key issues affecting the lumber and building material industry from Washington policy experts and political commentators. The event will culminate with a day for you to conduct in-person meetings with your elected officials in Congress, making your voice heard on Capitol Hill. From main stage keynote presentations to policy discussions and networking sessions, you won’t want to miss a minute of this program. Make sure to register here before March 4!

    

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