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OSHA Cites Pallet Maker for Noise Pollution

By Rich Christianson Posted: 05/01/2012 9:29PM

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cracked down on Kamps Inc., a manufacturer of wood pallets, issuing $101,000 in fines for alleged noise-related violations.


Did ComDust Fuel Deadly BC Sawmill Blasts?

By Rich Christianson Posted: 04/26/2012 9:02PM

Investigators of the two eerily similar fatal sawmill explosions in British Columbia are looking to learn if combustible dust generated from sawing woods infested by the mountain pine beetle contributed to the tragedies.


Biofuel and Organic Material Drying

Posted: 04/10/2012 1:52PM

Biofuels offer several advantages compared to traditional fuel sources. The advantages of biofuel are economic, environmental and practical.


Table Saw Safety Brake from Whirlwind Tools

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/04/2012 9:22AM

A former woodworker has received a patent on a flesh-sensing table saw safety braking system. David Butler says he has spent years developing the system intended to prevent serious injuries among table saw users.




Defining Flame-Resistant Fabrics for ComDust Fires

By Derek Sang Posted: 03/19/2012 1:17PM

Non-flame resistant fabrics, which make up the majority of the industrial garments in today’s market, can and do ignite - which can turn a survivable situation into a fatal one.


Table Saw Safety Law for California

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/15/2012 11:23AM

Table saw safety legislation that would require an electronic braking device to stop saw blades, similar to SawStop technology, has been introduced by Assemblyman Das Williams.


Cabinet Doors: Storage & Handling Tips for Improved Quality

Posted: 03/08/2012 4:58PM

Here are five tips for the correct storage and handling of doors.


EMSL Analytical Says Lab Testing Can Prevent ComDust Issues

By Rich Christianson Posted: 03/07/2012 8:07PM

CINNAMINSON, NJ - EMSL Analytical says laboratory testing of combustible dusts can prevent tragegies such as those recently outlined by U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso.


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