OSHA has released 12 new videos targeting construction hazards, including residential fall hazards. OSHA released the videos to offer both employers and workers brief, easy-to-understand education about construction safety.
The Combustible Dust Safety Rule rulemaking process has been ongoing for over two years. The proposed rule is scheduled to move to a Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) panel review in December of 2011.
Canada has submitted its defense in a $C500 million case filed by the U.S. alleging that Canada violated the Softwood Lumber Agreement through its timber pricing policy in the British Columbia Interior.
With economic growth projected to remain below trend for at least the next two years and the Federal Funds Target Rate at its lower bound, unconventional monetary policy has become commonplace, but is it effective?
Builders applauded Congress for reinstating for another two years the higher conforming loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), noting that this is an important step to help mend the struggling housing market.
Builders are urging the U.S. to allow the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) with Canada to expire as scheduled on Oct. 12, 2013, because the pact artificially boosts lumber prices during periods of normal or slow demand.