OSHA Releases Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA released its final electronic recordkeeping rule with the provision that companies with more than 250 employees do not have to file details about workplace injuries or illnesses electronically, as this would compromise employee and employer privacy. Details of injuries and illnesses still must be provided to OSHA. In response, the Public Citizen Health Research Group sued OSHA.

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China Invests In Wood Products; Vietnam's Exports Grow

China's investments in fixed assets in the wood products industry rose 17% in 2018. Profits dipped 1.5% but exports grew by 3.8%. Vietnam's wood products exports grew too, up 15.9% to $9.3 billion. 95% of those exports were shipped to the U.S.

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RTA Chinese Made Kitchen Cabinet Imports (PDF)

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Cabinet Firm Closes As Chinese Imports Surge

A Missouri custom cabinet manufacturer is one of the latest casualties of the influx of ready-to-assemble cabinets from China. Woodpro Cabinetry abruptly closed in January after 42 years in business, laying off 60 people. Imports of Chinese RTA cabinets into the U.S. have grown steadily over the last ten years, from $100 million in 2008 to an estimated $1.24 billion in 2018.

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DHA® eNews - Is Shiplap's Heyday Over?

Decorative Hardwoods Association® (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XII, Issue II: Is Shiplap's Heyday Over? | 7 Bold Kitchen Trends For 2019 | 11 Predictions For Global Wood Industries | 7 Factors That Will Shape Construction In 2019 | Is China Greenwashing Timber? | U.S. Monetary Policy Helps Tame Chinese Foreign Policy

Is Shiplap's Heyday Over? - http://eepurl.com/ge9aOP

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7 Bold Kitchen Trends For 2019

Designers unveiled the top seven kitchen trends homeowners will look for this year. From matte black to concrete to terrazzo, click through to watch the video and see photos of what today's homeowners want to buy.

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