During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, prices of processed wood products, such as softwood lumber and plywood, nearly quadrupled, according to a report from the Southern Research Station of the United States Department of Agriculture.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh was disappointed about the Supreme Court's Jan. 13 ruling on the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard on vaccination and testing. Walsh said that the agency had the right to enact the worker safety ruling. He said the ruling was a "major setback to the health and safety of workers across the country."
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Experts in law and safety will provide a comprehensive update on the latest government rules and protocols related to COVID-19 workplace issues during the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS).
Furniture manufacturers, cabinetmakers and any wood products manufacturers that employ 100 or more workers will need to have their workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly under government rules issued Nov. 4.
Three of Michigan largest office furniture manufacturers is mandating that its workers get COVID-19 vaccination shots.
Respondents to a survey from the Composite Panel Association express concerns about federal vaccine mandates.