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OSHA Crystalline Silica Standards Training Session

The new OSHA standards take effect in June 2017 for the construction industry and June 2018 for general industry and maritime. The rule significantly reduces the amount of silica dust that workers can be exposed to on the job. The new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica will be 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift.

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New Poll Shows Housing Remains a Priority for Most Americans

An overwhelming four-out-of-five Americans believe that owning a home is a good investment, according to a recent poll commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to gauge public sentiment on the value of homeownership and government programs that encourage homeownership and housing production. A nationwide survey of more than 2,800 registered voters was conducted July 22-24 by the polling firm Morning Consult.

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OH-IO: Volunteer at OSU Football Games to help BIA Scholarship Program

The BIA PWB Council is volunteering to work concessions at home OSU football games this season. A percentage of the sales will be given to the BIA to use toward our scholarship program. We need BIA members, their friends and family to help - all are welcome. The PWB concession stand is located on A deck

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New Home Sales Reach Highest Level Since February 2008

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in June from an upwardly revised May reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. New home sales are up 9.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from the first quarter.

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