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Mobile Computing Boosts Workers' Productivity

The chance to work from home (even in LBM) can be a boon for employees and boost productivity. Here's how a handful of dealers are keeping their teams connected to the system regardless of where they're working. More

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Are You an 'Energy Giver'? Why Being a Team Player Matters

Great reps generate positive energy to help generate great sales. More

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Is the Pennsylvania Statehouse in Wolf CEO's Future?

Tom Wolf, CEO of York, Penn.-based Wolf Organization, is seriously considering launching a Democratic bid for the Keystone State's highest office. More

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In Brief: May 2012

The month's notable events. More

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NLBMDA to Focus on Housing and Small Business in 2012 Policies

Homeownership, a recovery of the housing market, and pro-business policies will lead the national policy agenda for the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association during 2012, the association announced. More

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New Rules on Truckers' Cell Phone Use Could Make That Next Call Extra Costly

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is making it clear to the drivers of commercial vehicles: Hang up or pay up. More

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U.S. DOT Rule Prohibits Use of Cell Phones by Commercial Drivers

Starting on Jan. 3, drivers of commercial vehicles will face fines of $2,750 for using their cell phones while driving, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Nov. 23. The rule comes from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration divisions and is the latest attempt by the federal government to end distracted driving. More

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EPA To Examine Health Concerns Over Two Spray Foam Chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to study whether it needs to address potential health risks of two chemicals found in spray polyurethane foam and used in compounds that seal concrete and finish floors. More

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OSHA Pulls Back Injury-Reporting Proposal

OSHA has withdrawn from review by the Office of Management and Budget a proposal to restore a column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders in employer injury and illness logs. More

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OSHA Withdrawals Controversial Noise Control Interpretation

OSHA is withdrawing its withdrawing its proposed interpretations regarding noise and sound control in the workplace. The agency cited the need for more resources as well as pressure from Congressional leaders. More

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