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DOL Issues Updated Employer FAQs on FFCRA Paid Leave

Fri, 2020-08-28 10:18

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) related to the reopening of schools.

MiTek to Expand Arizona Manufacturing Facility 60%

Thu, 2020-08-27 14:38

MiTek announced today an expansion of its Phoenix-based manufacturing operations later this year.

BFS and BMC Announce Planned $11.2B Merger

Thu, 2020-08-27 08:46

Builders FirstSource, Inc. and BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Builders FirstSource and BMC will combine in an all-stock merger transaction to create the nation’s premier supplier of building materials and services. 

Should Cannabis Legalization Affect Your Drug Policy?

Wed, 2020-08-26 08:37

According to a recent EHS article about drug testing policies as they relate to the legalization of marijuana, “In a 2019 National Safety Council (NSC) survey, 81 percent of employers were ‘concerned’ about the drug having a negative impact on their workforce.”

Framer Guides for Handling Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

Wed, 2020-08-26 08:30

Earlier this year, we published the article “eBook: How to Create a Safer, Drug-Free Workplace” that explained some simple steps to follow in creating a safer work environment.

Chart: Builder Confidence Soars, but Lumber Could Dampen Mood

Thu, 2020-08-20 14:25

In a sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased six points to 78 in August, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Simpson Develops 'No-Squeak' Truss-to-Wall Screws

Tue, 2020-08-18 10:43

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector screw line of fasteners designed to connect non-load-bearing, full-height partition wall top plates to trusses or joists while allowing for vertical movement without associated connector squeaks. 

Webinar Puts Spotlight on Contact Tracing in Construction

Mon, 2020-08-10 15:55

Effective contact tracing can be a challenge on construction sites, where supervisors, contractors, workers, vendors and visitors may be onsite at any given time.

Save a Life: September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Fri, 2020-08-07 14:41

It’s important to discuss suicide prevention and awareness year-round but September is an ideal time to revisit the topic and provide resources and support to your employees.

Ving! Discusses Safe Lifting

Fri, 2020-08-07 13:05

Let’s be really blunt: most safety training programs do not work.

Heat & Sun Safety in the Dog Days of Summer

Fri, 2020-08-07 10:07

The bottom line in heat safety is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. 

On Strong Q2 2020 Earnings, BFS Looking to Invest

Fri, 2020-08-07 09:06

Builders First Source (BFS) reported 2020 Q2 sales of $1.9 billion, a 2.25% increase compared to a year ago. 

How Components Are Helping Homebuilder PulteGroup Pull Ahead

Fri, 2020-07-31 16:51

As chief financial officer of Atlanta-based PulteGroup, Bob O’Shaughnessy drew the short straw.

DuPont Develops Next Generation of Styrofoam

Thu, 2020-07-23 15:39

In support of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while driving sustainable innovation, DuPont™ has announced the phased launch of a new, reduced global warming potential (GWP) Styrofoam™ Brand Insulation.

Charts: COVID-19 Not Impacting Home Purchase Plans

Thu, 2020-07-23 13:58

According to NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report, the share of Americans who are considering the purchase of a home in the next 12 months was 11% in the second quarter of 2020, essentially flat when compared to the same quarter in 2019 (12%).

Simpson Publishes New High-Wind Construction Guide

Thu, 2020-07-23 13:19

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today released a newly updated High Wind Guide to help engineers, designers, builders, and contractors quickly and easily select the best connectors for building resilient structures in high-wind areas.

CLP Systems Partners with Wounded Warrior Project

Fri, 2020-07-17 14:36

CLP Systems is partnering with Wounded Warrior Project to donate a percentage of every threaded rod purchased in the month of July to help serve warriors and their family members.

Ving eBook: From Safety Program to Full Blown Safety Culture

Fri, 2020-07-17 14:24

Here is an eBook that will provide a few steps you can take towards making sure your safety culture is as great as you want it to be.

UFPI Diversifies Further, Acquiring T&R Lumber & Subsidiaries

Fri, 2020-07-17 11:24

UFP Industries announced that one of its affiliates acquired the operating assets of T&R Lumber Company and its affiliates, Sullivan & Mann and Kelmar Creations.

A New 'Katerra' Seeks to Revolutionize Building Construction

Fri, 2020-07-17 11:08

Construction is one of the largest industries still resisting the call of the 21st century, its practitioners opting for decades-old but tried and true methods.

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