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OSHA Cites Combustible Dust at West Hartford Stairs; $60,000 Fine

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/08/2014 10:04PM

West Hartford Stairs and Cabinets faces $60,200 in fines after OSHA cited the Connecticut firm for mechanical, chemical and fire hazards. follow an employee amputation. OSHA cited accumulations of combustible dust as a safety hazard.


How to Make Great Employees: Container Store CEO's Uncontainable

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/07/2014 2:29PM

A look at how to get every employee to make the most of themselves, and your business, in "Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives" by Container Store's CEO Kip Tindell


Lumber Liquidators Moves Compliance Officer Up to Senior VP

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/05/2014 10:17AM

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) promoted Ray Cotton to Senior VP, Chief Compliance and Sustainability Officer. Appointed as Lumber Liquidators first faced Federal inquiries into possible Lacey Act violations, he reports to CEO Robert Lynch.


USDA Guarantees $91 Million for Wood Chip to Car Fuel Plant

Posted: 10/03/2014 4:18PM

Cool Planet Energy Systems was issued $91MM by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a loan guarantee to support construction of a wood chip to gasoline commercial manufacturing plant.




Residential Furniture Orders Increase 4% in July

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/03/2014 1:36PM

New orders for residential furniture increased 4 percent in July compared to a year earlier, according to the latest survey of manufacturers and distributors by High Point accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard.


OSHA Woodworking E-Tool Deals with Health Hazards of Wood Dust

Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 09/24/2014 1:25PM

The Woodworking E-Tool discusses potential hazards of wood dust, as well as other woodworking safety and health hazards.


New OSHA Record Keeping Rules Also Apply to Wood Industry

Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 09/24/2014 11:35AM

Employers are now required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.


Four More Health Care Firms Dump Furniture with Flame Retardants

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/23/2014 8:32PM

Four more major U.S. health systems says they will now only buy furniture without toxic flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente made a similar move in June, in a growing sector-wide effort to eliminate what is seen as an unneeded health threat.


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