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FBMA’s Spring Texas Hold’em Poker and Golf Tournaments a Huge Success

The Spring Texas Hold’em Poker and Golf Tournaments took place last month at the beautiful Mission Inn in Howey-in-the-Hills, a verdant oasis steeped in history. The Texas Hold’em had over 40 poker players but Lady Luck smiled on Randy Hutchinson, Belleview Home Center, who walked away with the top prize. Coming in second was Arlen Tillis, Tibbetts Lumber Company. The weather couldn’t have been better for the Spring Golf Tournament. Over 70 golfers enjoyed a perfect day of golf...

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FBMA 6/12/2017 Comments(0)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a redesign of Form I-551

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS announced a redesign of Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card also known as a Green Card as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS lauds the new card as a proactive approach against the threat of document tampering and fraud. This is also said to represent an ongoing effort between USCIS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enhance document security and deter counter...

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NLBMDA 6/12/2017 Comments(0)

OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Firms Report Injury and Illness Data Electronically

Washington Post 05/17/17 Eilperin, Juliet On May 17, the U.S. Department of Labor suspended an Obama-era rule requiring that companies electronically report their injury and illness records. The agency's move effectively prevents these records from being publicly disclosed for the immediate future. The 2016 rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA was challenged in court by several business groups, which also lobbied the administration to scrap the rule on the grounds t...

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Juliet Eilperin 6/12/2017 Comments(0)

More American Workers Are Testing Positive for Drugs

Wall Street Journal 05/16/17 Weber, Lauren More U.S. workers are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years, according to Quest Diagnostics Inc. The number of workers who tested positive for marijuana increased by 4.0 percent, and positive results for other drugs also jumped. In 2016, 4.2 percent of the 8.9 million urine drug tests that Quest conducted on behalf of employers came back positive, an increase from 4.0 percent in 2015. It also marks the highest rate sin...

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Lauren Weber 6/12/2017 Comments(0)

Forklift Pre-Start and Operational Inspections

Violations of OSHA's forklift standard, 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks, remain the top citations for lumber dealers. While most of these violations involve operator training requirements, the second most commonly cited forklift violation involves truck maintenance. Here we take a look at the pre-operational pre-start and operational inspections required by the standard. Industrial trucks shall be examined before being placed into service, and shall not be placed in service if the examinatio...

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NLBMDA 6/12/2017 Comments(0)