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2019 Legislative Conference to Discuss U.S. Trade Policy and USMCA

Join us from April 1 - 3, 2019 in Washington, D.C. for NLBMDA's Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference. This conference includes many opportunities to learn about key issues affecting the lumber and building material industry from Washington policy experts and political commentators. Ken Monahan, Director of International Economic Affairs Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers will analyze U.S. trade policy, identify the key decision makers, discuss the current state of play, and determine the possible effects of these changes to long-standing trade policy.

Click here for more information on this Featured Policy Session.


 NLBMDA Releases 2019 National Policy Agenda

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2019. The document brings focus to the common interests of the lumber and building industry and includes public policy goals for the continued success and growth of the nation's housing and building sector.
NLBMDA's 2019 National Policy Agenda is being distributed to members of Congress and key Administration officials, and will be used by NLBMDA members when they visit their members of Congress during the NLBMDA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference  on April 1-3 in Washington, D.C.
NLBMDA’s 2019 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here


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. 


 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.

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