• 2018 IBC and IEBC balcony code changes adopted in CA

    Feb 06, 2017
    SACRAMENTO – The California Building Standards Commission has voted to approve emergency regulations enhancing the California Building Code (CBC) balcony and walking surface construction requirements. The American Wood Council (AWC) was a proponent of similar balcony code change proposals recently approved for publication in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and Existing Building Code (IEBC).
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  • Cal/OSHA decides not to lower permissible wood dust exposure after AWC testimony

    Jan 23, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board declined a staff proposal to lower the existing permissible exposure limit (PEL) for wood dust from 5 milligrams per cubic meter to 1 milligram per cubic meter after testimony from the American Wood Council (AWC).
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  • AWC Industry Progress Report shows improvements

    Jan 17, 2017
    WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released its second Industry Progress Report, detailing the wood products manufacturing industry’s performance across a number of environment, energy and safety measures.
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