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 •  November 15, 2017

The sign, graphics and visual communications industry faces burdensome regulations from all levels of government, many of which cause confusion and frustration among sign shop employees.
To help guide you through some of the more common sign code issues and misunderstandings ISA is hosting a Sign Code Town Hall webinar featuring professionals to...

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 •  November 15, 2017

OSHA has published a Final Rule delaying its deadline for crane operators to be certified by one year, until November 10, 2018.
OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period.
The Rule takes effect immediately.
The crane operator certification has been...

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 •  November 8, 2017

Several states, including Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California and Texas, require installers to pursue continuing education to maintain installer licenses. Now, installers in those states have a new way of receiving that education. The International Sign Association has been named a Preferred Education Provider by the International Code...

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 •  November 8, 2017

For years, the International Sign Association’s website—www.signs.org—has been home to the sign, graphics and visual communications industry’s most impressive lineup of research and resources. But finding that information hasn’t always been easy.
A revamped website—still housed at www.signs.org—will change that, with a mobile-friendly, responsive...

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 •  November 1, 2017

Promoting your business in today’s digital environment is not an easy task. Incorporating social media elements into your existing marketing efforts can boost awareness about your company and build loyalty among your existing customers.
ISA’s Alicia Auerswald and Sara Spangler detail how to promote brands across multiple platforms and attract new...

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 •  November 1, 2017

It’s been more than two decades since the first states legalized marijuana for medical use. But as more states have begun to allow it, what sorts of issues does this cause in the workplace? It is topic that challenges current best-practices for recruitment, state disability law compliance and implementation of fitness-for-work policies.
This timely...

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 •  October 26, 2017

Much of the country ends daylight savings time next week; remember, an extra hour of sleep the night of Nov. 4 into Nov. 5. But for businesses, it will mean more operating hours in the dark. So how do they let customers know they are there and open? Illuminated signs and electronic message centers.
Thanks to research from the Sign Research...

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 •  October 26, 2017

There is no denying that finding the next generation of workers is a challenge for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. But in October, more than 3,700 potential employees walked through the doors of ISA-member companies participating in Sign Manufacturing Day 2017.
They left with a better understanding of the sign, graphics and...

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 •  October 18, 2017

The ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report – Q3 2017 forecasts into 2019, assessing four segments: two supplier markets (printing and electrical/digital signage) and two end markets (electric/digital signage and architectural signage). It also forecasts commodities.
Those interested in an overview of U.S. and global macroeconomic trends and...

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 •  October 18, 2017

Sign, graphics and visual communications companies need to understand new rules from OSHA related to respirable silica. Companies that cut, grind or blast materials like concrete, stone and brick are affected—but so are companies that are working on a sign while construction work occurs nearby. This might mean contractors are sanding drywall,...