Home improvements expected to peak in 2022

Spending for home improvements and repairs is expected to expand at a stronger pace in 2022, but signs point to some easing of growth by year-end, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Webinar: Lean in the pandemic era

FDMC columnist and lean guru, Brad Cairns will present a live webinar on Wednesday, February 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern, titled, "Lean in the pandemic era." In the 45-minute webinar, Cairns will offer lean strategies for operating in the pandemic era, which is fraught with supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. 

Labor secretary disappointed in vaccination ruling, stands by OSHA authority 

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."