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Fire at Wood Pellets Plant Injures 3 Workers

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 10/10/2014 2:57PM

A fire at a Canadian pine wood pellet manufacturer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy, injured three workers. An official investigation into the cause has yet to be launched.


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.


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.


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.


New Class Action Filed Against Lumber Liquidators

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/20/2014 10:52AM

A law firm specializing in originating class action court claims, Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC of New York, says it filed a securities class action in U.S. District Court in Virginia against Lumber Liquidators.


63.5 Million Euro Pallets Made Under Uniform Standards Says EPAL

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/17/2014 10:47PM

63.5 million EPAL Euro pallets have been produced in twelve months under the licence of the European Pallet Association (EPAL). The number of repaired wooden pallets stands at 21.5 million.


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