Legislative

Beginning in 2014, companies defined as "large employers" may be assessed a penalty for not providing required coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 

OSHA is set to begin enforcing new, more stringent fall protection regulations as of March 15, 2013.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced March 7, 2013, that the official  revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 will be made available in the March 8, 2013, Federal Register.

OSHA's Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) is close to being pushed through by the agency, which will impact how many employers manage safety.

Save the date and plan to join us May 7-9 in Washington, DC where we will give the structural components industry a voice in the halls of Congress.  

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and U.S. Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced Senate and House versions respectively of the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013.

During his State of the Union address, President Obama issued a new goal: to cut commercial and residential energy waste in half over the next 20 years.

SPIB has published new visually graded design values for Southern Yellow Pine in its Supplement No. 13.

Republican lawmakers introduced a legislative package on January 22, 2013, which would make Pennsylvania the 25th right-to-work state. 

California code officials will be enforcing a revised and updated building code beginning next year.